Home Doctor Visits Are Back
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Tools for improving the quality of life as we grow older — shared by the Tech-enhanced Life community.
This Wall Street Journal article describes several different services available where a medical professional shows up at your house in a very short time.
Pager, in New York City, dispatches doctors or nurse practitioners via Uber, for $200.
Heal, in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, Calif., promises to “get a doctor to your sofa in under an hour” for $99. (A medical assistant goes along to do the driving and parking.)
RetraceHealth, in Minneapolis, has a nurse practitioner consult with patients via video (for $50), and only comes to their homes if hands-on care like a throat swab or blood draw is necessary (for $150).
Atlanta-based MedZed sends a nurse to a patient’s home to do a preliminary exam. Then the nurse connects via laptop with a doctor who provides a treatment plan remotely.
Another example, Medicast, is posted here.
If you don't live in a large city, you may not be able to find such a service, and not all large cities have them yet. It is new and is growing, so you may see one soon in your city. Most of these servcies do not accept insurance.
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