The Bringing Back the House Calls



Some probably could remember the time when doctors would visit the patients home in order to examine or diagnose their patients. Imagine doctors coming to the home which would be of great benefit to their patients. With advanced “medical” technology their able to provide patients with superb medical treatment. EKG’s, X-ray machines and other medical equipment can be brought out to the homes.

Perhaps the will be some reinstating so that patients are able to experience a one on one with their doctors. Certainly would help to provide confidentiality and privacy, There are some patients unable to get to their doctors visits due to health decline. How would doctors feel about having to come out to the homes? There are “lawyers” continuing to come and speak with their clients. Doctors can do the same.

Confidentiality is extremely important and some patients are at risk. There are some rights violated some have violated the Hippa laws. “Patients have a right to meet with their doctors without the entire world listening to the visits.” (Tanikka Paulk). I’m a victim and yes the invaders are very irritating. Doctors should be concerned about their patients rights and confidentiality. Amazing that so many are interested in every aspect of a person’s life. There are some doctors very concerned about their patients and are disturbed about the violations.

AAMC News stated, “Some teaching hospitals and medical schools are already involved in bringing such care to more of the homebound.” There are many patients living with immobility so therefore would need to see their doctors without having to incur the strain. There are facilities which offer home care but is different from when the doctors would come out to examine their patients. With the “comprehensive” machines they’ll be able to carefully examine and re-examine their patients.

Patients will receive appropriate care and will feel more comfortable without having to go back and fourth to their doctor’s offices. Nurses can also come when the doctor is unavailable. There are programs which provide some basic care but there are ways to implement advance care. There are many patients living with chronic conditions. Medicine has advanced and there will be more happier patients when they’re able to receive the care that patients deserve. ‘The coming of the advanced medical house calls could soon be in the immediate future.” by: Tanikka Paulk.

“Allowing patients to meet with their doctors in their homes would create better relationships between doctor and patient and would provide the confidentiality that patients truly deserve.” (Tanikka Paulk)

Article is Written by: Tanikka Paulk

Source: AAMC News by Robin Warshaw, February 06, 2018  “Some teaching hospitals and medical schools are already involved in bringing such care to more of the homebound.”

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