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Rise in House Call Medicine Popularity in Australia Highlights International Resurgence of Medical Home Visits, says Dr. Michael Farzam of House Call Doctor Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A March 1 article on Thrive Global reported on a survey done in Australia that found a rise in doctor home visits. The survey showed over a quarter of after-hour services were through house call doctors instead of patients visiting hospital clinics. The article discussed the advantages that medical house calls provide, including easier access to care for patients who might have difficulty going to a hospital, avoiding the need to wait in long lines at a clinic, and a flexible schedule that works with the patient's availability. Dr. Michael Farzam of House Call Doctor Los Angeles says that the shift toward home visits by doctors is on the rise internationally.

Dr. Farzam understands that some people may be confused as to why a seemingly outdated practice is becoming popular once again. While the advancement of technology is what originally created the traditional medical office and clinic system, it is also how doctors are once again able to visit patients, says Dr. Farzam. The Los Angeles-based house call doctor notes that house call medicine became outdated when new medical equipment and technology came around during the second half of the 20th century. He adds that, due to the size and nature of the large machines, it became more realistic for patients to visit doctors in their offices. Now, however, Dr. Farzam says that technology has improved to the point where medical equipment is now portable and easy to bring directly to patients' homes.

Dr. Farzam comments that like the benefits mentioned in the article, people are seeing more and more advantages to scheduling an appointment with a house call doctor. Especially in a busy, traffic-heavy city such as Los Angeles, Dr. Farzam says that simply driving from Point A to Point B can be stressful. He notes that for those who are feeling ill, trying to do anything out of the house can be a challenge. It only makes sense for individuals feeling under the weather to stay put and try to rest as much as possible while medical care comes right to their bedside from doctors on call, Dr. Farzam says.

With a home visit from a house call doctor, patients can be seen at a time that works with their schedule from the comfort of their home. Dr. Farzam and his team say that by visiting patients directly, they are able to spend more time with patients personalizing their care and addressing any concerns the patient might have.

Readers who would like to know more about Dr. Farzam and House Call Doctor Los Angeles may call (310) 849-7991 or visit the practice's website at

SOURCE House Call Doctor Los Angeles

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