LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With flu season just around the corner, families are nervous about getting sick, especially during the holiday season when everyone is gathered together. When someone does get sick, the last thing they want to do is to sit for hours in the waiting room of an urgent care facility only to catch an additional cold from other sniffling patients waiting for care from a staff stretched thin. According to a 2011 study by the US Center for Disease Control, 1 in 25 patients acquire an infection during their stay at the hospital. While this statistic may frighten people, most aren't aware that another, more traditional option exists. For over 10 years, Dr. Michael Farzam MD of House Call Doctor Los Angeles has been treating patients where they feel most comfortable and safe discussing their medical options – in the privacy of their own home.
The CDC says that flu season typically peaks anytime from December to February, but it can begin as early as October, so it is never too early to get vaccinated. Dr. Farzam administers flu shots and a variety of other vaccines to his patients, as well as a whole suite of urgent care services. He will meet at any Los Angeles home, hotel, or office whenever is convenient for his patients and their families. And, because he knows the flu can strike at any time this winter, unlike many physicians who may take the holidays off, Dr. Farzam and the rest of the House Call Doctor Los Angeles team will take a phone call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
While many assume that being a house call doctor is a lost trade in this day and age, Dr. Farzam proves that by using the technology of today along with the courtesy of yesteryears, it's a job that can be done better than ever.
"Dr. Farzam came to my house when I had a terrible sore throat. It was difficult to make it out to see a doctor because I have two small children and a very busy household," said one of his patients, Amy J. "He was able to see me within an hour and called in the antibiotics that I needed to get better. He was wonderful! I will definitely be calling him anytime I need a doctor again!"
In addition to treating the flu, his network of resources allows him to do most of what one would expect from an urgent care physician, wherever his patients need him. This includes blood tests, as well as x-rays and ultrasounds that are carried out by certified technicians. With the skyrocketing costs it now takes to run an average emergency room, a house call from Dr. Farzam is often more affordable than a visit to a hospital. According to a recent NIH study, an average emergency room visit costs $2,168, which can be very costly to the patients depending on their deductible.
Whether it's a the flu, a check-up, a broken bone, a case of the sniffles, or something more serious, Dr. Farzam and the rest of the House Call Doctor Los Angeles Team are here to assist patients exactly where and when they need them. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment today please call 310-849-7991 or visit www.housecalldoctorla.com.
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