Thursday, 11 October 2007

Back to the old days: Doctor 'house calls' on the rise

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While most of us are stressing over our insurance and things like co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses, there are some people out there ordering physician house calls and dishing out serious dollars for the service. And it stems from more than just rich people not wanting to sit in a doctor's office -- due to current health care issues and shortages we're all familiar with waiting days, weeks, or even months in order to get an appointment. Doctors who make house calls can do everything from assess rashes to do ultrasounds and mobile x-rays.

Of course it's a luxury that few can afford, but there's enough of a market that business is booming in some areas. I admit that if I had the money I'd prefer a house call over the doctor's office!

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