What our doctors do for patients after-hours

If only sickness was always on time and within the hours of a business day, however, sickness doesn’t stick to a schedule and instead can show up at the most inconvenient time.
Yet, thanks to home doctors, this is no longer a problem. These doctors work with patients in their home after-hours – even on weekends – and the best part is they are free of charge for anyone with a valid Medicare or DVA card.

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Home visits
This isn’t the first time in history that doctors have treated patients in their own home. In the lead up to World War II, home visits made up nearly half of a Doctor’s dealings with patients.
Yet, as we’ve seen technology grow in the medical profession doctors have moved all their consultations to clinics, speciality medical centres, and of course hospitals. This is the medical system all Australians use today.
By revising and reworking the old concept of home visiting doctors, trained medical professionals can now make sure people are getting continuity of care day and night.
During a home visit, doctors can treat patients who are not able to make it to their GP’s hours, whether that is because of the urgency or the severity of the situation.
Anyone can be treated by a home doctor, however, the service is particularly useful for Australia’s most vulnerable (including babies and the elderly).

Acute, episodic illness, and urgent medical care
Doctor visits first became less common, patients turned to their local emergency rooms for urgent and reliable care in the event of acute illness.
As emergency room visits increased, more pressure was put on hospitals and patients would leave dissatisfied with the care they had received.
The Home Doctors realise that some illnesses are too serious to wait for GPs to reopen their doors but are not serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital.
A Home Doctor visit can bridge that gap and make sure you receive the care you need, when you need it, where you are most comfortable.
Some of the most common illnesses the home doctors treat include acute respiratory illnesses such as influenza, bronchiolitis, croup, and viruses. Patients with asthma and gastro also call regularly.

Diagnosis and treatment
Home doctors are like regular GPs in the fact that they look at your symptoms, check your temperature, and use the information you tell them to diagnose your illness and help prescribe the best treatment.
All house call doctors carry a small amount of medications to help fix acute symptoms, such as vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and congestion to name a few. This means that your treatment can be started straight away, and you can feel better sooner.
Every home doctor is required to send a copy of their consultation notes to your regular doctor or general practitioner to make sure they are aware of what you’re suffering from.
Our home doctors treat people, not illnesses, they’re always concerned with making sure you’re happy with your treatment.

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