LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the great blessings of our modern, high-tech world is a dramatic increase in knowledge regarding health and medical concerns. Since 1960, the average life expectancy in the US has improved by nearly nine years, due in large part to increasingly sophisticated and effective medicine. At the same time, this has led to a growing strain on the medical resources of many communities – and a growing reliance on innovative practices like House Call Doctor LA.
Founded by mobile physician Michael Farzam, MD, in 2004, House Call Doctor LA quickly earned a reputation throughout Los Angeles as the premier medical practice for those in need of convenient, unhurried medical care from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Today, Dr. Farzam's has turned out to be a true pioneer, as the mobile model is finding life in communities across the United States.
One Denver suburb in particular is finding great success with a mobile medical unit that is dedicated to treating patients with cold or flu-like symptoms that may be severe or even serious, but don't necessarily require a trip to the hospital. "We created a mobile care unit that can go to a given patient, if we think they're safe to treat on scene, and provide definitive on-scene treatment," says Mark Prather, co-founder of the mobile care unit.
The Denver suburb's "mobile care unit" is essentially a modified station wagon, and includes a number of supplies that you wouldn't expect to find in a traditional ambulance. These include a suture set for wound closure and even a miniature medical lab to treat issues that don't necessarily constitute emergencies. The team also includes a nurse practitioner, so that they can carry and prescribe basic medicines as needed. "We can run full blood chemistry, we can do complete blood counts, we can check for strep throat, we can check for influenza," says paramedic Eric Bleeker in a profile on the program in The Atlantic. It's worth noting that many doctors don't even have those sorts of capabilities described by Mr. Bleeker in their traditional offices.
The mobile medical program in suburban Denver is only one high-profile example of a growing trend, and though it's just now beginning to gain widespread exposure, for patients of Dr. Farzam and his team at House Call Doctor LA, it comes as no surprise. They understand firsthand the benefits of a highly effective mobile medical unit. In fact, patients of House Call Doctor LA enjoy services that include:
- Same-day appointments for house, hotel and work calls
- Access to medical care 24/7, 365 days a year
- Extended appointments with a friendly doctor
- Avoiding cramped, germ-laden waiting rooms
- A typical wait time of less than one hour
If you're discontented with traditional medical care – or you simply want to experience the best in health treatment, don't hesitate to set an appointment with House Call Doctor LA. For further information on how to take advantage of house call medicine from Dr. Farzam and his outstanding medical team, please call 310-849-7991 or visit www.housecalldoctorla.com.
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