LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent article published by the L.A. Times blog, new studies suggest that the population in Los Angeles county is growing grayer by the day, and is likely to skew much older in the near future. This is because one of the largest segments of the population is made up of baby boomers who are getting ready to enter their retirement. The article even goes as far to say that, "Seventeen years from now, senior citizens will make up nearly one-fifth of the [Los Angeles] county population, almost twice as many as at the start of the millennium, [according to] Dowell Myers and John Pitkin of the USC Population Dynamics Research Group." The article also quotes the study as saying that, "Los Angeles County is the most extreme example of [senior citizen population growth] in California, and probably in the country."
The huge increase in the senior citizen population means there's likely to be a far greater necessity for medical care. And when it comes to medical care, it's almost impossible to beat an in-home doctor who fights traffic so his patients don't have to, such as Dr. Michael Farzam of House Call Doctor Los Angeles.
Here are the top 3 reasons why house calls like those provided by Dr. Farzam are ideal for senior citizens:
1. Mobility May Be an Issue. These are the ideal people for taking advantage of concierge medicine practices because their mobility may already be limited. Traffic is already bad enough when you're young, but with an added impairment it can be downright agonizing. Dr. Farzam knows this, and has made it his mission to come to patients who would otherwise be hindered, or even totally unable to leave the house.
2. The traffic in Los Angeles is horrible. Driving is already one of the greatest challenges of living in the City of Angels. The streets are crowded with cars zipping by each other at high speeds, and there's rarely (if ever) a day that goes by without a major accident on a freeway or road. For almost any resident of Los Angeles County who owns a car, the idea of driving brings grimaces. It's obviously even worse when somebody is elderly, and driving may be more stressful.
3. A house call doctor is a caring presence in a home. When people go to a hospital or doctor's office for their treatment, they often times just feel like another patient, rather than a person. But with a remote doctor like Dr. Farzam, patients are treated with intensely focused one-on-one attention and the type of personal care that is rarely experienced at larger institutions.
The bottom line: if one of the many elderly and aging residents of Los Angeles wants high-end, in-home medical attention, they would be wise to consider a physician like Dr. Farzam.
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