Oct 27, 2014

Orthopedic Physician MD 24 House Call



Orthopedic Physician’s specialize in diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions that involve the bones, tendons, ligaments, bursa, and cartilage of the skeletal system.

As we grow older, our bones tend to lose density/mass that over time makes them brittle and therefore more susceptible to fracture.

MD24 House Call believes the best medicine is preventative medicine.  To determine if you are experiencing bone loss, we can schedule an Orthopedic Specialist to come to you to determine what testing you may need.

If you are having problems with your knees, shoulders or hips, suffering from arthritis we can help.  Bunions? Plantar Fasciitis? We can help.

To schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic Specialist,  please visit our website:
http://www.md24housecall.com or call us at 623-374-7774. We will be very happy to assist you.

MD24 House Call is currently serving more than 300 communities across
Maricopa County and into the Tucson area.

Oct 16, 2014

MD24 HOUSE CALL IS NOW COMING TO TUCSON, AZ


MD24 House Call is a network of Board Certified Physicians, Specialists, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants that provide medical services to residents in senior retirement communities and long term care settings.  We bring the Provider to the patient in assisted, independent and memory care communities.  Working in partnership with national laboratories, medical services and local pharmacies MD24 brings comprehensive on-site coordinated care to residents which alleviates the stress and hassle of transportation and wait time issues often involved with doctor visits.  Our continued success in reducing unwanted trips to the hospital and preventing unnecessary re-admissions is ensured by our commitment to the continuity of quality care through regular visits.  Equipped with one of the most sophisticated health care delivery platforms customized to meet the specific needs of our elderly population, our Physicians can be virtually anywhere and provide the quality of care necessary to ensure improved health.

We take the time to really know our patients. No more waiting two hours for a three minute office visit. Our provider’s schedules are made around each individual patient. Once prospective patients have signed up with an MD24HouseCall representative, our office will verify insurance coverage with their health plan to assure no surprise fees or bills. Once we receive confirmation, one of our experienced staff members will contact the patient, or their designated caregiver if requested, to set up an initial exam with one of our providers. We practice prevention and want to ensure that all of our patients are up to date on recommended preventative measures and we will start a caring relationship to benefit their individual health needs.

MD24 House Call is now treating patients suffering from Primary Care, Podiatry, Wound Care, Transitional Care, Diabetes Care, and Psychiatry Care… through 4G smart-phone telemedicine, combined with onsite visit. Moreover, MD24 House Call is now evolving its innovative House Call model into the Advanced Healthcare Alliance at Home (AHAH), which is an integrated home-care partners who helps manage elderly patients with chronic diseases at home and at multiple specialized clinics inside either assisted living communities like Thunderbird Retirement Resort in Glendale, AZ.

Currently servicing more that 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.  MD24 House Call now comes to Tucson (Pima) 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.  

Sep 17, 2014

2014 FLU VACCINE SHOTS

TO BE OFFERED TO PATIENTS OF MD24 HOUSE CALL



Need a Flu shot this year? In order to ensure all primary care patients of MD24 House Call receive their annual Flu Not Pneumonia shots for 2014, MD24 House Call is asking its current patients or family members to call MD24 House Call at (623) 374-7774 or contact the senior living community (independent or assisted living, group homes, memory care facilities) where patients reside to sign-up on MD24’s Flu Shot sign-up list. These sign-up lists will be faxed to the key managers within all senior living communities throughout Maricopa County and specific days will be established for each facility.

All current patients will be eligible to receive the vaccines directly from MD24 House Call’s primary care providers and these vaccines are fully covered by Medicare. If residents want to register with MD24 House Call as a new patient, they will also receive the shots once we have them registered in our system and have verified insurance. All shots will be provided to all patients in the comfort and convenience of their own home. Flu shot supplies are limited.

If you are an administrator/manager/director of a senior living facility where there are no MD24 House Call patients, you can make arrangements with our patient liaisons to have your residents register with MD24 in order to receive the shots. For those communities where MD24 has several patients, we will be contacting you directly to establish sign-up sheets and choose appropriate days to provide the Flu vaccinations.

Along with this letter, we are also sending a sign-up that we encourage you to promote to your residents and place in a highly visible area so your residents can sign up. Our scheduling department will be your key contact during this process and they can be reached at (623) 374-7774.

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.”

Aug 28, 2014

Ankle-Brachial Index Test

This test is done by measuring blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest.


The Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) result is used to predict the severity of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). A slight drop in your ABI with exercise means that you probably have PAD. This drop may be important, because PAD can be linked to a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.

Why It Is Done?
This test is done to screen for Peripheral Arterial Disease of the legs. It is also used to see how well a treatment is working (such as medical treatment, an exercise program, angioplasty, or surgery).

Results
The ABI result can help diagnose Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). A lower ABI means you might have PAD. A slight drop in the ABI with exercise, even if you have a normal ABI at rest, means that you probably have PAD.

Normal
A normal resting Ankle-Brachial Index is 1.0 to 1.4. This means that your blood pressure at your ankle is the same or greater than the pressure at your arm, and suggests that you do not have significant narrowing or blockage of blood flow.1

Abnormal
An abnormal resting Ankle-Brachial Index is 0.9 or lower. If the ABI is 0.91 to 0.99, it is considered borderline abnormal.

What To Think About?

Undiagnosed arterial disease in the arms can cause inaccurate test results.

Blood pressure readings may not be accurate when the blood vessel being measured is hardened by calcium (calcified). Arteries may calcify more than usual if you have Diabetes or Kidney Problems (renal insufficiency).

A very abnormal ABI test result may require more testing to determine the location and severity of PAD that might be present.



Questions to Ask Our Doctor About Ankle-Brachial Index Tests:

  • How high is my risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD)?
  • Am I a good candidate for an ankle-brachial index (ABI) test?
  • What happens next if the ABI indicates possible blockages in my legs?
  • What types of follow-up should I expect if my ABI is abnormal?
  • Does the abnormal ABI test mean I have PAD?
  • What symptoms should I look for?
  • Can I continue walking, running, biking, swimming, or whatever exercise I like to do?
Call us at (888)-632-4758 or www.md24housecall.com and book an appointment TODAY.