Jun 10, 2015

Transition Care Program Home-Based With MD24 House Call

The Transition Care Program (TCP) Home-Based is a short term support service for the elderly patients after they are discharged from the hospitals. The Transition Care Program aims to provide additional support to help with the transition from hospital to home and support patients while they wait for their long term care arrangements to begin. MD24 House Call is a strategic partner to hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to provide comprehensive transitional care program solutions. Each of our hospital partners is assigned a team of dedicated Care Coordinators and  Practitioners who work closely with the hospital staff to ensure that the patient has a smooth transition care program from the hospital to their home after the patients are discharged, and act as a liaison between the hospital and the patient, their family and/or caregiver.
Before the patient leaves the hospital or short-term stay at a skilled nursing facility, the MD24 House Call Coordinator will review, with them, the 30 Day Plan after discharge. This meeting provides patients and their families the opportunity to obtain clarifications and specific details of the plan and to ask any other questions they might have of the staff.

Using MD24 House Call Transitional Care Program services, the Care Coordinator will proactively monitor the patient during this 30-day period and assist with obtaining their related medications and refill information, schedule follow-up doctor appointments, and arrange for transportation services when necessary. The Care Coordinator will contact the patient on a regular basis via telephone  to follow up with their care, answer questions, and refer them to the proper care provider if any problems arise.

MD24 House Call is the bridge connecting healthcare providers, patients and support services in Transitional Care Program services.  Our Care Coordinators will work closely with the existing hospital discharge department to coordinate patient care and provide reports on patient readmission rates. In addition, we will identify specific medical and skilled nursing facilities with high patient readmission and provide them with our specialized workflow analysis and consultative services to help reduce future hospital readmission. For more information on comprehensive MD24 Transitional Care Program Services, please contact MD24 (888-632-4758) or visit our website at www.md24housecall.com

Transitional Care Management Services With MD24 House Call

As hospital lengths of stay decrease, there is a growing need for alternative, higher levels of post-acute care that is custom-tailored for patients who are recovering at home after leaving the hospitals. Especially designed with the comfort and convenience, MD24 Transitional Care Program offer a unique and patient centric "Home-based" road to recovery.

Transitional Care Program Home-based balances the comfort and care for patients which is absolutely dispensable yet often times lacking within the transitional care program industry. Bridging the gap between illness and recovery requires state-of-the-art technology, efficient and effective clinical expertise, caring support, and an overall environment that promotes patient optimal recovery and well-being.  MD24 Transitional Care Program service offers a unique and comprehensive Transitional Care Program services solution.

How will it benefit you?
If you have been referred to MD24 Transitional Care Program - Home-Based services, a case manager may meet with you and your family or caregiver before you leave the hospital. They will discuss the help you need, develop a care plan and support services specifically for you and your family. They may arrange for various services such as:
• Healthcare related services
• Bathing or showering
• Dressing and undressing
• Social activities
• Light housework
• Transportation in some instances

You have the right to:
• Be involved in deciding what services you would like to receive
• Be provided with the proper information on the services so that you can make informed selection.
• Be offered with custom tailored services that take account of your lifestyle, language, culture and religion, etc.
• Be treated with dignity and have your privacy respected and protected
• File complaint about the services you receive without fear of losing services or being disadvantaged in any way
• Choose a person (such as a relative or friend) to speak on your behalf

MD24 specializes in optimal results and speedy recoveries. Transitional Care guests can count on our finest expertise, equipment, evidence-based practices, facilities, and therapists who are certified in multiple modalities and who offer the caring encouragement the patients need to help them through every steps of their recovery.  MD24 Transitional Care Program enhances the quality of care, the patient experience, and overall outcomes.

MD24 House Call Transitional Care Program is perfectly aligned with our acute care partners’ goals, health care delivery innovations, and able to offer a better patient experience overall.  Visit our website www.md24housecall.com or contact to MD24 at (623-374-7774) for more information.

May 28, 2015

Social Services By MD24 House Call

Depression, anxiety, stress, poor body image, grief, loss, a major change in your life can all affect your mental and emotional health and day to day living. Sometimes it is hard to know if what you are experiencing is depression or sadness, worry or anxiety. Sadness and anxiety are normal emotions that help alert us to, protect us from, and cause us to act. This is healthy!

Seriously, mental and emotional well-being is essential to overall health. Positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively, and make meaningful contributions to their communities.
Further, mental and emotional well-being is associated with health, job, family, and economically related benefits. A higher levels of mental and emotional well-being are associated with:
  • Decreased risk of disease, illness, injury 
  • Better immune functioning 
  • Speedier recovery 
  • Increased longevity
Depression, anxiety, stress, grief can be managed using interventions and strategies, MD24 House Call has some of the following services:
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy 
  • Relaxation 
  • Mindfulness 
  • ‘Talk’ therapy
Try to be more aware of your mental and emotions and reactions; to help you do a better job of managing your mental and emotional health, learn to identify and address the reasons for sadness, frustration and anger in your life. If you are aware that you're not functioning as you normally do, you know something is worrying you, this is the time to learn more about what is happening to you and perhaps seek help from MD24 House Call.

 YES!!! MD24 House Call can help people who have emotional problems or mental illness. If you have an ongoing mental and emotional problem, talk to us at MD24. We can help you find the right type of treatment. Don’t hesitate to contact MD24 House Call at (623-374-7774) for more information.

Mental Health Services in MD24 House Call

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available with MD24 House Call. MD24 House Call offers you mental health services so people can get better and recover, because your mental health is an important part of your overall health and wellness.

We at MD24 House Call can help you:
  • Deal with feelings of sadness or worries, drug and alcohol problems or stress.
  • When you need someone to talk to and want to feel better.
  • Get an appointment with a doctor.
  • Get the information you need about mental health services.
  • Talk with your doctors about how you are feeling.
24-Hour MD24 House Call Mental Health Hotline (623-374-7774)

You may call our MD24 House Call Mental Health Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will work with you and find ways to help you feel better again as we have lots of mental health services available to you.

You do not need a referral from your primary care provider (PCP) to get mental health services. But, we encourage you to talk to your PCP about your mental health. Your PCP can help make sure you are getting everything you need. If you have questions about your mental health benefits or need to find a doctor, please call us at MD24 House Call (623-374-7774)
When we are free of depression, anxiety, excessive stress and worry, addictions, and other mental health problems, we are more able to live our lives to the fullest. Peace of mind is a natural condition, and is available to everyone.

May 25, 2015

Radiographs in MD24 House Call

Radiographs, which are commonly called ‘X-rays’, are two-dimensional images of the body that are displayed as white, black, or varying shades of gray. Radiographs are utilized throughout all specialties of clinical medicine, and they are widely accessible.

Radiographs is the most commonly performed investigation for assessing injured limbs or examining the chest for possible infection. An x-ray image, or radiographs, is produced when a very small amount of radiation passes through the body and strikes a sheet of sensitive film or a detector placed on the other side of the body. The ability of x-rays to penetrate tissues and bones varies according to the composition and mass of what is being imaged. Bone, which contains calcium, absorbs most of the radiation and results in white images on the x-ray film. The lungs, which are filled with air, allow nearly all x-rays to pass through and strike the film or detector resulting in a black image. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.

There is no special preparation required for most x-rays, except you may be asked by the radiographer to change into a gown before your examination. You may also be asked to remove jewellery, eyeglasses, and any metal objects that may obscure the images. You will be exposed to a very small amount of radiation when you receive an x-ray.

At MD24 House Call's radiographs, we use advanced digital x-ray equipment to ensure you are exposed to the minimum amount of radiation needed to obtain adequate images. If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be, you should tell your doctor or radiographer before the test is performed, as special precautions may have to be taken.

Side effects from general radiographs are incredibly rare. During your examination you will be exposed to a very small amount of radiation. MD24 House Call's radiographs has rigorous protocols to ensure that the radiation dose given is the lowest possible dose to produce diagnostic quality images. General x-rays are typically very simple procedures and most examinations would be completed within 10 - 15 minutes. You can make an appointment by contacting us at (623-374-7774) and have a general radiographs scheduled.  Or, visit the MD24 website www.md24housecall.com for more information

Radiology Service in MD24 House Call

Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body. Radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and/or treat diseases. Interventional radiology is the performance of (usually minimally invasive) medical procedures with the guidance of imaging technologies.

The acquisition of medical imaging is usually carried out by the radiographer, often known as a radiologic technologist. Depending on location, the diagnostic radiologist, or reporting radiographer, then interprets or "reads" the images and produces a report of their findings and impression or diagnosis. This report is then transmitted to the physician who ordered the imaging, either routinely or emergently.

Imaging should be done with signs of severe or worsening nerve damage, or serious underlying problems such as cancer or spinal infection. The overuse of imaging tests may lead to additional procedures that complicate recovery, increased medical expenses or expose the person scanned to radiation.

Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. Some of these procedures are done for purely diagnostic purposes (e.g., angiogram), while others are done for treatment purposes (e.g., angioplasty).

MD24 House Call offers a wide range of radiology services across its network of conveniently located community and associations based sites:

·         X-Ray (Radiographs)
·         Ultrasound
·         CT (Computerised Tomography)
·         Mammography
·         MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
·         Nuclear Medicine
·         DEXA (Bone Densitometry)
·         Fluoroscopy
·         ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy)
·         Injections - Pain Management
·         Injections - Muscle/Joint/Tendon
·         Cone Beam CT
·         PET/CT

MD24 House Call is unique. We take a great deal of pride in how we provide technological solutions and services to radiology - our approach centers around a consultative method with deep clinical liaisons. We provide the highest standard of radiology services to a range of imaging practices, multi-site and multi-associations with focus on meeting all expectations of accuracy, professionalism and convenience. MD24 House Call knows radiology and this understanding means we can deliver services and solutions that go beyond just the standard. MD24 House Call services and expertise in this field are considerable and we would be delighted to assist. Simply contact (623-374-7774) for more information.

May 5, 2015

Back Pain Treatment in MD24 House Call

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. However, internal structures such as the gallbladder and pancreas may also refer pain to the back. Most back pain is felt in the lower back. The onset of back pain may be acute or chronic. It can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be characterised by a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include symptoms other than pain. Examples of these symptoms may include tingling, weakness or numbness in the legs and arms, indicating injury to the nerves.
Although back pain is common, it is rare for it to be permanently disabling. Even in most cases of disc herniation and stenosis, whether you do nothing, whether you get a shot or whether you have surgery, after one year, results are nearly the same with general resolution of pain. In the U.S., acute low back pain is the fifth most common reason for physician visits. Low back pain causes 40% of missed days of work in the United States. Additionally, it is the single leading cause of disability worldwide
Back pain may be classified by various methods to aid its diagnosis and management. The duration of back pain is considered in three categories, following the expected pattern of healing of connective tissue. Acute pain lasts up to 12 weeks, subacute pain refers to the second half of the acute period (6 to 12 weeks), and chronic pain is pain which persists beyond 12 weeks.

Back pain can be a sign of a serious medical problem, although this is not most frequently the underlying cause. There are several common other potential sources and causes of back pain; these include spinal disc herniation and degenerative disc disease or isthmic spondylolisthesis, osteoarthritis and lumbar spinal stenosis, trauma, cancer, infection, fractures, and inflammatory disease.
The management goals of MD24 House Call of when treating back pain are to achieve maximal reduction in pain intensity as rapidly as possible, to restore the individual's ability to function in everyday activities, to help the patient cope with residual pain, to assess for side-effects of therapy, and to facilitate the patient's passage through the legal and socio economic impediments to recovery. For many, the goal is to keep the pain to a manageable level to progress with rehabilitation, which then can lead to long-term pain relief. Also, for some people the goal is to use non-surgical therapies to manage the pain and avoid major surgery, while for others surgery may be the quickest way to feel better.
Not all treatments work for all conditions or for all individuals with the same condition, MD24 House Call will assist patients in trying several treatment options to determine what works best for them. MD24 House Call is proud to be counted on high quality back pain services of a trusted network of experts in this field with many years of experience helping patients with persistent pain.

Access to MD24 House Call website, back pain information is available; or any enquiries please contact through (623-374-7774), MD24 House Call providing multidimensional care information aims to achieve the best possible improvement in quality of life for all our  patients.

Pain Management Service by MD24 House Call

Pain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain. Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain. After getting a pain assessment, patients can be prescribed pain medicine, other pain treatments, or psychotherapy to help with pain relief. The typical pain management team includes medical practitioners, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, physician, nurse practitioners, and specialists.
Today, pain has become the universal disorder, a serious and costly public health issue, everyone experiences pain at one point or another. It's often an indication that something is wrong. Each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant.

Acute pain begins suddenly and is usually sharp in quality. Acute pain may be caused by many events or circumstances, such as surgery, broken bones, dental work, burns or cuts, labor and childbirth. Acute pain may be mild and last just a moment, or it may be severe and last for weeks or months. In most cases, acute pain does not last longer than six months and it disappears when the underlying cause of pain has been treated or has healed. Unrelieved acute pain, however, may lead to chronic pain.
Chronic pain persists longer than 3 months, often despite the fact that an injury has healed. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years. Common chronic pain complaints include: headache, low back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, neurogenic pain, psychogenic pain. Chronic pain may have originated with an initial trauma/injury or infection, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain.
Depending upon its severity, there is a number of ways for pain management. Symptomatic options for the pain management may include one or more of the following: drug treatments, alternative treatments, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, surgery, psychological counselling, and behavior modification. Some pain medications are more effective in pain management when they are combined with other methods of treatment. MD24 House Call  can assist you to try various methods to maintain maximum pain relief.
MD24 House Call recognizes that the individual needs of patients are often best met with a multidisciplinary approach, often incorporating physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy and psychiatry when appropriate. MD24 House Call  is proud to be counted on high quality pain management services of a trusted network of experts in these fields with many years of experience helping patients with persistent pain.
MD24 House Call's pain management programs target individuals with injuries or pain conditions that result from illness, work injury or road trauma. If you have any further question of pain management, please call us (623-374-7774). We provide multidimensional care in order to improve the quality of life for our patients.