San Francisco, California (PressExposure) June 24, 2011 -- Doctors Making House Calls Are No Longer a Thing of the Past.
ER Direct is one of the few medical practices that specializes in medical house calls. With emergency rooms becoming more crowded and hospital rates rapidly increasing, there is a rising demand for medical providers to provide immediate, on-site medical care. A recent study from the American College of Emergency Physicians indicates that overcrowded emergency rooms are often the result of people not being able to find doctor that can treat them in a timely fashion.
Sean Parkin, co-founder of ER Direct, says "What people really need and want is access to convenient, cost-effective diagnosis and treatment of non-life threatening illness and injuries."
This type of personal service was once considered a luxury of the past, but ER Direct understands the importance of medical house calls in a fast paced society and is committed to building long lasting relationships with each of their patients.
For many years home health-care services largely consisted of home nursing and rehabilitation services, but since Medicare increased the portion of allowable reimbursement for physician house calls many new opportunities have opened up. Today, non emergency urgent care, hospital follow up care, and even workmen's compensation injuries can be treated right in a home, office, or hotel room by a board certified medical professional.
ER Direct Doctors and Physician Assistants spent years working in hospital emergency rooms where they saw waiting rooms full of people with coughs, rashes, and other non-emergency conditions. ER Direct is able to treat a wide range of medical conditions from strep throat and flu to broken bones and stitches. Diagnostics are fast and easy with mobile lab equipment that provides instant results for most common lab tests.
Sean Parkin believes that mobile urgent care practices such as ER Direct are the perfect bridge between primary care and the need for an emergency room visit. "Our service is designed for urgent care issues, not as a replacement of primary care. ER Direct can transfer urgent care records directly to the patient's doctor so they aware of the medical and our treatment plan."
As a medical house call service, ER Direct is able to bring medical care to those who are not able to easily travel to and from a doctor's office. They can treat many work related injuries right at the patient's place of business, saving both the patient and their employer time and money without sacrificing quality in medical care. For those visiting the San Francisco area on business or vacation ER Direct medical house calls for travelers are an affordable, convenient, and safe alternative to a traditional emergency room.
Visit ER-Direct to learn more about ER Direct and medical house call services, and on-site urgent care in the Greater San Francisco Area.