It makes perfect sense… examing, diagnose and treat within the patients every-day envirnment.
As reported by Wellness Blogger Jennifer Jolly, of the New York Times ~
“Health really starts in the home,” Dr. Janani Krishnaswami said as we sat at my dining room table in Oakland, Calif., after I had summoned her using the Heal app on my iPhone. “By seeing someone where they live, I can look at what their life is like, what they’re eating, how they’re living, what’s stressing them out. I can take however much time I need with them, which is increasingly difficult to do in our current system of medicine.”
What is Heal?
A smartphone app similar to the on-demand car service Uber, but instead of a car, a doctor shows up at your door. Users download the app and then type in a few details such as address and the reason for the visit. After adding a credit card and a request for a family doctor or a pediatrician, the physician arrives in 20 to 60 minutes for a flat fee of $99. Heal began in Los Angeles in February, recently expanded to San Francisco and is set to roll out in another 15 major cities this year. Heal doctors are on call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, said Dr. Renee Dua, a founder and the chief medical officer of Heal.
Who can use this type of service?
The typical patient is a working mother with children seeking quick help for common ailments.
Obviously, Heal doctors can offer only limited services on a house call. Among other things, they can diagnose and treat moderate ailments like bronchitis, give flu shots, stitch up a nasty cut or write a prescription (they will even pick the prescription up for an extra $19). But you will have to file the insurance paperwork.
For more information about Heal and other similar home health services across the United States, visit http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/an-uber-for-doctor-housecalls/?_r=1
While these at-your-door service may not yet be available in most parts of rural Minnesota, there are several ask a nurse services already in place. Check with your health insurance company or local clinic for online resources like ‘My Sanford Nurse’ or Avera’s ‘Ask A Nurse‘.
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