Feb 5, 2015

Heart Failure Treatment by MD24 House Call


Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome. However it can be considered the impairment of cardiac function which is in charge of pumping blood to provide oxygen and nutrients to the organs and functions of getting blood back. This is such a chronic health problem and the number of patients with this problem has been increasing dramatically, especially the elderly. As part of the aging process, the heart becomes more vulnerable to various injuries or simple begins to deteriorate as a pump, the incidence of heart failure increases with age.

The most common symptoms of heart failure are dyspnea, shortness of breath and fatigue.Other symptoms of heart failure can be cited such as cough and leg edema. When it comes to elderly, they often have confusion, memory loss, insomnia, anorexia, etc.

Heart failure can be caused by coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy (inflammation, induced, dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiomyopathy caused by diabetes), and metabolic (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, anemia, vitamin B1). There are many people who have a risk for heart failure, for example: the elderly, those who have hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity, heredity factors, metabolic disease, alcohol addicts, and even just smoking.

Heart failure seriously affects your life’s quality. If not treated promptly, it can cause life-threatening and vital complications. The treatment consists of treating the causes, factors promoting severe heart failure, lifestyle changes, diet and medication.

Providing that you are suffering these symptoms, or threatened by this disease, let MD24 House Call take care of you.

Why should you choose MD24 House Call

●    First and foremost, only in MD24, we have Cardiology services at home. With knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic doctors, specialists, and nurses, we will offer you best services right at your home with full equipment such as ultrasound, ECG, pulse oximetry, Chest X ray…
●    Secondly, you now do not need to go to the hospital with the nuisance of traffic problems, or waiting a long time at the hospital. The good thing is all the costs will be covered by insurance.

Please do not hesitate to call us to be served directly at your home by highly-trained clinicians with the most effective treatment for Heart failure, and especially no additional fee for our services at home.

With more than 40 full-time clinicians at home, our Cardiology at home Service belongs to the list of MD24 HOUSE CALL services which are the best services in Arizona, to take care of your emotional and physical well-being at home.

Currently servicing more than 300 community locations across Maricopa County, MD24 House Call is only phone call away (623-374-7774) from providing Cardiology at home Service for our patients and offer treatment for Heart failure. Call us now to get an appointment.

Feb 2, 2015

MD24 House Call in California



Going to the doctor’s office is often perceived as such a boring task and time consuming. With MD24 House Call, this problem is solved completely. Instead of waiting for hours at the doctor's office to be seen, our MD24 House Call clinicians will be sent directly to your own home to take care of you with attentive service. As one of the most prestige and trustworthy health care house calls in the United States, MD24 House Call has a network of Physicians, Specialists, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants that provide professional medical services to residents who are living in senior retirement communities and private homes.  MD24 House Call’s mission is “To bring the best medical care and value to patients through innovation and a highly qualified network of providers in the most cost-effective way”. MD24 House Call has been in partnership with many national laboratories, medical services as well as local pharmacies. Our continued success in reducing unwanted trips to the hospital and preventing unnecessary readmission is ensured by our commitment to the continuity of quality care through regular visits.

Being knowledgeable about the different kinds of diseases relevant to your memory, your heart, your eyes, etc., our experienced physicians can detect and control these diseases to make sure that you and your loved one are safe and healthy. Currently, MD24 House Call offers many in-home services including:

• Cardiology
• Coumadin Management
• Diabetes Care
• Eye Care
• Flu Shot
• Orthopedic
• Podiatry
• Psychology
• Transitional Care
• Wound Care
• Vascular Ultrasound

MD24 House Call, has years of experience in the healthcare industry. Our clinicians are willing to be by your side and take care of you and your beloved ones.

Do not hesitate to contact MD24 House Call for a trustworthy healthcare service, give us a call at (623-374-7774).

Jan 28, 2015

GRAND OPENING OF AHAH Center at The Montecito


 
MD24 House Call offering
FLU SHOTS For no cost to you (with Insurance)

The grand opening ceremony of the AHAH Center is coming soon. This is a collaboration of healthcare partners bringing values to the patients of The Montecito and the surrounding community. Central Clinical Labs will have a phlebotomist on site every Monday 8-12 to complete labs for any Doctor order you may have. Simply bring your order and insurance card with you. No appointment necessary. More information on that will be available at the Grand Opening.

MD24 House Call will offer Flu Vaccinations for people who register as MD24 House Call patients (even urgent only). You do not have to change your regular doctor.  It is not too late to get a vaccination if you have not already done so. Flu season runs until March.

Time: 10.00am, 30th January 2015
Location: 17271 N 87th avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382 AHAH Center

We are looking forward to seeing you!

MD24 House Call

Jan 26, 2015

Psychology Services by MD24 House Call in Arizona


MD24 House Call provides psychological services supporting the emotional well being of our patients by evaluating, diagnosing and treating them in the comfort of their home.

Mood, anxiety, and personality disorders can affect the lives of both adults and children, leaving them less efficient in their relationships at home, work, and school. Research shows that stress and psychological disorders often negatively impacts a person’s physical well being and that counseling can improve the functioning of both the mind and body.

At MD24 House Call we can treat several issues including:
- Mood and Anxiety
- Stress and Adjustment issues
- Eating disorders
- Impulse Control
- Dissociative disorders
- Factitious Disorders

We are committed to your mental health and emotional well being at MD24 House Call while providing excellent care in your home.

Currently servicing more than 300 community locations across Maricopa County, MD24 House Call is only one phone call away (623-374-7774) from providing patients with stress free medical care in their own homes. We both stay in Phoenix and Tucson to bring our best medical service ever to resident here. Call us today or “request a visit” via our web site at www.md24housecall.com for more information.

Jan 22, 2015

Cardiology at Home Service by MD24 House Call



The world's population is getting older. This has a substantial impact on health care delivery, especially in cardiovascular diseases. The different systems that serve our body and mind undergo alterations during the aging process as an unavoidable part of life. With age, the function of the heart is influenced mainly by the decrease in elasticity and the ability to respond to changes in compliance of the arterial system. The resulting increase in the resistance to the pumping action of the heart thereby increases the work needed to drive the blood to the various organs of the body.
Elderly patients should not neglect symptoms, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, heart arrhythmias, pain in the left chest, or dizziness because all of these symptoms could signify a recently acquired heart condition.

Heart failure: A sadly known cardiovascular diseases. Fatigue, shortness of breath, and swollen legs are the most common symptoms when the heart fails to perform its normal pumping function. The incidence of heart failure increases with age as the heart becomes more vulnerable to various injuries and cardiovascular diseases.

Coronary artery disease: also called coronary heart disease, or simply, heart disease, is the No. 1 killer in America, cardiovascular diseases affecting more than 13 million Americans. Heart disease is a result of plaque buildup in your arteries, which blocks blood flow and heightens the risk for heart attack and stroke. Pain in the left side of the chest or more commonly “chest tightness” (angina pectoris), especially if elicited by physical or emotional stress, is a very frequent symptom in the elderly, victims of cardiovascular diseases, and becomes more frequent with advancing age.

Hypertension: High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease. You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without cardiovascular diseases symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.

Cardiac arrhythmia: An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat - the heart may beat too fast (tachycardia), too slowly (bradycardia), too early (premature contraction) or too irregularly (fibrillation). Symptoms of arrhythmia include: (sometimes there are no symptoms) breathlessness, dizziness, angina, syncope (fainting, or near-fainting), fluttering in the chest, lightheadedness, sudden weakness, palpitation...

And many other cardiovascular diseases such as: peripheral vascular disease, hypotension, dyslipidemia, valvular heart disease  have been affecting the quality of life for older people. Although aging itself is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, we still advocate—irrespective of age—avoidance of smoking, promotion of physical activity, control of blood pressure, careful hypoglycemic therapy in diabetics, prevention of obesity, and all other measures that promote cardiac health.

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical help. MD24 House Call provide excellent Cardiological health care in your home through our Cardiology at home Services. With more than 40 full time clinicians at home, our Cardiology at home Services belong to the list of MD24 House Call services which are the best in Arizona.

Call us today to learn more about how our service can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home, there’s no additional fee for doctor’s home visits. We accept Medicare and most insurances. We accept patient self-referrals and work in conjunction with primary care physicians and caregivers. MD24 House Call is proud to be able to assist the patients we already serve and look forward to serving the healthcare needs of new residents who register with us. To register as a patient, you can either call us at (623) 374-7774 and press option #4 for registration or go to our web site www.md24housecall.com and click on the button that says “Request a Visit.”

Dementia Treatment by MD24 House Call


Dementia is not only a single disease, but also a general term to describe symptoms such as impairments to memory, communication and thinking. While the likelihood of having dementia  increases with age, it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia describes two or more types of symptom that are severe enough to affect daily activities.

Dementia involves damage of nerve cells in the brain, which may occur in several areas of the brain. Dementia may affect people differently, depending on the area of the brain affected. Dementia can be classified in a variety of ways and are often grouped by what they have in common, such as what part of the brain is affected, or whether they worsen over time (progressive dementias).

Some dementias, such as those caused by a reaction to medications or an infection, are reversible with treatment. Types of dementias that are not reversible and worsen over time include Alzheimer's disease, Vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, Huntington's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease...

If anyone from your family is experiencing some troubling memory problems, you might immediately conclude that it’s dementia. However, a person needs to have at least two types of impairment that are significant enough to interfere with everyday life to be considered a dementia diagnosis.

In addition to difficulty remembering, the patient may also experience impairments in:

●  Difficulty completing familiar tasks - for example, making a drink or cooking a meal, but forgetting and leaving it.
●   Problems communicating - difficulty with language by forgetting simple words or using the wrong ones.
●    Disorientation - with time and place, getting lost on a previously familiar street close to home, for example, and forgetting how they got there or would get home again.
●    Poor judgment - the AAFP says: "Even a well person might get distracted and forget to watch a child for a little while. People with dementia, however, might forget all about the child and just leave the house for the day."
●    Problems with abstract thinking - for example, dealing with money.
●    Misplacing things - including putting them in the wrong places and forgetting about doing this.
●    Mood changes - unlike those we all have, swinging quickly through a set of moods.
●    Personality changes - becoming irritable, suspicious or fearful, for example.
●    Loss of initiative - showing less interest in starting something or going somewhere.

With dementia, there will likely be noticeable decline in communication, learning, remembering, and problem solving. These changes may occur quickly or very slowly over time.
The progression and outcome of dementia vary, but are largely determined by the type of dementia and which area of the brain is affected. Diagnosis is possible through advanced brain imaging, clinical examinations, and diagnostic testing.

Conditions such as stroke, drug interactions, tumors, and seizures should be treated immediately. Timely intervention may also control or eliminate symptoms from other physical and psychological factors. Therefore, when symptoms of dementia appear suddenly, it is critical to seek medical attention. MD24 House Call can provide excellent psychological healthcare in your home through our Neuropsychological Services.

Call us today to learn more about how our service can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home, there’s no additional fee for doctor’s home visits. We accept Medicare and most insurance. We accept patient self-referrals and work in conjunction with primary care physicians and care-givers. MD24 House Call is proud to be able to assist the patients we already serve and look forward to serving the healthcare needs of new residents who register with us. To register as a patient, you can either call us at (623) 374-7774 and press option #4 for registration or go to our web site www.md24housecall.com and click on the button that says “Request a Visit.”

Neuropsychology Services by MD24 House Call


Neuropsychology which is considered a clinical and experimental field of psychology focuses on studying the structure and functions of the brain that are related to specific psychological processes and behaviors. It is scientific in its approach, making use of neuroscience, and share an information processing view of the mind with cognitive psychology and cognitive science.

The brain is extremely complex, and disorders within the brain or nervous system can alter behavior and cognitive function. Experts in Neuropsychology evaluate and treat people with various types of nervous system disorders. They work closely with doctors, including neurologists. Illnesses, injuries, and diseases of the brain and nervous system can affect the way a person feels, thinks and behaves. When it comes to Neuropsychology, these are symptoms that you should be aware of: Memory difficulty, Mood disturbances, Learning difficulties, Nervous system dysfunction.

An expert who is focusing on Neuropsychology can help determine what impairments you might have and how severe they are. For example, a stroke can affect behavior, thinking, memory and other brain functions. Some changes are obvious; some are subtle. An evaluation helps determine the degree of stroke impairment. Another example for impairment of Neuropsychology can be cited with Parkinson’s disease. This type of progressive disorder can cause several problems that are related to Neuropsychology. A baseline can be assessed by exams in Neuropsychology, in order to determine disease progression and decreased function. Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia can interfere with memory, personality, and cognitive abilities. An exam may be able to identity Alzheimer’s in its early stages. Moreover, there are also traumatic brain injuries and learning disabilities. With help from experts in Neuropsychology, the treatment plan can be developed based on determining the type of learning disorder.

Please do not hesitate to be served directly at your home by highly-trained physicians with the most effective treatment, and especially no additional fee from MD24 House Call.

We are committed to your mental health and emotional well-being at MD24 House Call while providing excellent care in your home through our Neuropsychological Services. With more than 40 full-time clinicians at home, our Neuropsychological Services belong to the list of MD24 House Call services which are the best services in Arizona.

Currently servicing more than 300 community locations across Maricopa County, MD24 House Call is only phone call away (623-374-7774) from providing Neuropsychological Services for our patients. We serve Phoenix and Tucson and bring our best Neuropsychological Services and other services ever to residents. Call us today for more information.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment by MD24 House Call

This is what a person suffering from diabetic retinopathy might see

Diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body's ability to use and store sugar, which can cause many health problems. Too much sugar in the blood can cause damage throughout the body, including the eyes. Over time, diabetes affects the circulatory system of the retina.

Diabetic retinopathy is the result of damage to the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina. They leak blood and other fluids that cause swelling of retinal tissue and clouding of vision. The condition usually affects both eyes. The longer a person has diabetes, the more likely they will develop diabetic retinopathy. With both types of diabetes, abnormal spikes in blood sugar increase your risk of diabetic retinopathy.

You may have diabetic retinopathy for a long time without noticing any symptoms. Typically, retinopathy does not cause noticeable symptoms until significant damage has occurred and complications have developed. Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy may include: blurred, double or distorted vision, difficulty reading, floaters or spots in your vision, and difficulty seeing well at night. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause some complications such as: vitreous hemorrhage, retinal detachment, glaucoma. Eventually, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or both can lead to complete vision loss.

Current methods of treatment for diabetic retinopathy include:

- Laser, also know as photocoagulation of the retina.
- Injecting drugs into the eye if the condition is severe or diabetic retinopathy patients with central retinal accordingly.
- Surgery to have serious complications such as vitreous hemorrhage, retinal detachment traction.

Your risk for diabetic retinopathy depends largely on two things: how long you have had diabetes and whether or not you have kept good control of your blood sugar. Additional risk factors include the presence or absence of associated conditions such as hypertension, smoking, dyslipidemia, nephropathy, and pregnancy.

Therefore, if you want to avoid diabetic retinopathy or control its progress, try these tips:

● Keep blood sugar within normal limits.
● Monitor blood pressure and keep it under good control.
● Maintain a healthy diet.
● Exercise regularly.
● Don't smoke.
● Follow your doctor's instructions.

Above all, make sure you have regular eye exams! If you have diabetes get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. If you are 65 or older and have not seen an eye doctor in three years, you might be eligible for a comprehensive eye exam, covered by your insurance, to check for diabetic retinopathy through Eye Care Service. In addition to over 40 clinicians who are working full time at home, our Eye Care Program is an excellent addition to our services here at MD24 House Call, which are the best in Arizona.

Call us today to learn more about how our service can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home. There is no additional fee for home visits. We accept Medicare and most insurances. We accept patient self-referrals and work in conjunction with primary care physicians and caregivers.

MD24 House Call is proud to be able to assist the patients we already serve and look forward to serving the healthcare needs of new residents who register with us. To register as a patient, you can either call us at (623) 374-7774 and press option #4 for registration or go to our web site www.md24housecall.com and click on the button that says “Request a Visit.”