Instead of going to the doctor, what if your doctor came to you, right into your home? Sounds like something out of an old black-and-white movie, right?
Let’s see how it works and how you can benefit from the freedom and flexibility of primary care at home.
Who can benefit from primary care at home?
The answer is anyone can benefit from in-home primary care. You don’t have to be home-bound or have a hard time getting to the Medicare doctor’s office. Many patients choose in-home primary care because it’s convenient, comfortable and private, all at no additional cost when compared to a visit to the doctor’s office.
What does in-home primary care involve?
The biggest feature of in-home primary care is your doctor makes house calls without sacrificing the advantages of a modern clinic. How is that possible? Technology plays a big part. Our partner providers use smartphones and tablets to run tests, scan results and update charts wherever they are.
Another feature of in-home primary care is more time with your Medicare doctor. Instead of spending more time sitting in a waiting room than talking to your doctor, you’ll have ample opportunities to ask questions and discuss your concerns in the comfort of your living room.
What are the benefits?
Do you like flexibility and convenience? Do you want more time to talk to your provider? Do you value your privacy?
If so, you’re going to like in-home primary care. No more trips to the doctor. No more long waits in crowded waiting rooms. And what’s more private than having your value-based care doctor visit you in your own home?
But those aren’t the only benefits.
In-home primary care is safer for patients with weak immune systems, for whom sitting in a waiting room with a bunch of sick people isn’t just inconvenient, it could have serious health consequences. Another great reason to avoid the waiting room blues and have your doctor come to you.
Technology is a great tool for keeping in touch, and that includes staying in contact with your doctor. Some appointments don’t have to happen in person. Just jump on your smartphone, tablet or computer for a video chat with your physician, even during off-hours. It doesn’t get more convenient.
No added cost
In-home primary care is available to many people enrolled in Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, and costs no more than a regular visit to the doctor’s office.
There you have it – freedom, flexibility, safety, convenience and better health. Who wouldn’t want in-person primary care?
How can I find a doctor near me who provides in-home primary care to Medicare patients?
Trust NewPrimaryCare.com to help you find a quality primary care Medicare doctor who makes house calls.
All of our partner providers practice value-based care, meaning Medicare rewards them for helping their patients lead healthier lives. A value-based care doctor will take time to get to know you and your situation, and help you manage your health and well-being.
You can expect quicker appointment scheduling, a meaningful connection with your physician and shorter waits on those occasions when you have to go to the doctor’s office.
Use our Find Your Doctor tool to search for and compare value-based care providers near you.