8 Reasons to Consult a Doctor at Your HOME

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A visit to the doctor at their clinic or at the hospital where he/she practices is often unavoidable in case of an emergency or in case heavy specialized equipment that cannot be availed of in your house, is required for your treatment. But with the advent of technology, especially in metro cities, calling a doctor home is an infinitely easier, more convenient and smarter choice than visiting the clinic. And the facility you could literally avail at the click of a button. Intrigued much? Read on to know when you should definitely consider clicking to call a good doctor home instead of going to visit one.

  1. When You or a Loved One is Literally Too Sick to Move.

You’re running a high temperature of 104 degrees and your condition is such that even breathing seems like the hardest job in the world. All you want to do is go to sleep and wake up to realise it was all just a bad dream. Traumatic as this sounds, it could happen during a number of illnesses including dengue, malaria, typhoid, jaundice, etc.

Doesn’t the prospect of receiving a doctor’s undivided attention and care in the comfort of your bed as you sip some herbal tea sound tremendously better than waiting in a long queue in a cold, hard, uncomfortable iron/ plastic chair at a crowded, impersonal clinic or hospital?

Sick person in bed2. When Time is Money, and More.

One of the most tedious aspects of visiting a doctor is to have to wait all those precious minutes (that often turn into hours) for your turn. Most clinics offer you the facility or make it mandatory to pre-book your appointment at a scheduled time, but even then visiting your doctor eventually leads to you ending up reading various health magazines at the doctor’s reception. If you think time is money, calling a doctor home might be the best choice for you. Even more so, if you or your loved one suffers from a chronic disease like diabetes or hypertension where you have to consult a doctor frequently. Think of ALL the time (or money) you would save up on cumulatively- not having to commute or wait for endless hours.

Waiting at a clinic

  1. When the Kids are (NOT) Alright

Your poor infant or toddler is crying in pain and it’s ripping you apart. Moreover, the idea of waiting at a clinic is causing you sweaty palms as you think of all the germs and infections that your tiny tot could catch from other patients. Not to mention the stares that a brawling baby’s parents have to endure at times. Now how does that compare to the doctor visiting your little one in his safe haven (His little crib).

Mom with baby

  1. When the Inconveniences seem (almost) Insurmountable

Ill on the bed

In the monsoon season, when you’re down with fever– commuting to the other end of the town while traffic is at its peak, completing registration formalities at the clinic, then whiling away time in a crowded, claustrophobic area… sounds too daunting already? Well, you know what you can (and should) do instead.

  1. When You Love your Elders WAY Too Much

Happy elderly couple

The old and the ailing often find it extremely cumbersome to go outdoors and visit doctors. Elderly people often find it difficult to move about or sit in a place for long periods. The journey to the clinic is also worrisome for some people if the patient is an elderly person. In some cases you may even need to arrange for specialised transport to take them to the hospital or to the clinic. Imagine the relief if you could avoid all this and be able to have a trusted doctor see your elderly family members (Especially those suffering from chronic diseases including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and cholesterol (to name a few) or those just requiring a general check up every now and then at home.

  1. When you CRAVE extra time and attention

Doc visiting patient at home

Research indicates that the doctor patient ratio in India is 2000:1 – one of the worst in the world. It’s no surprise then that the number of patients unattended and not properly cared for is grossly overwhelming. In government hospitals, doctors have to see close to 100 patients in a matter of four hours. In private hospitals the situation is almost equally bad if not worse. Hence, often it can get awfully hard for patients to fully express their concerns and symptoms in order for the doctor to arrive at the accurate prognosis. Now imagine getting one to one quality time with a doctor who is visiting you at your house? You’d be cared for so much better! Your doctor can comfortably prescribe the most suitable treatment procedure, as he gets to make a more informed decision based on listening to all your inputs without being rushed as there aren’t other patients waiting in the immediate vicinity. Time truly does heal everything!

  1. When you think “Seeing is Believing”

A picture is worth a 1000 words! Explaining your daily lifestyle, regimen , environment and day to day living conditions is so much easier when you can show and tell.  When a doctor on call visits your house, he gets the chance to make these assessments through his own eyes, which of course is well supplemented by your inputs. This enables him to prescribe a much more holistic course of treatment than you could imagine. Your check up just got granularly exhaustive. Without getting exhausting.

  1. When it’s a Case of Acute/Critical Illness

You want to provide the maximum comfort with minimum inconvenience. If premium quality care can be delivered right where your heart is (at home)- at affordable prices, nothing like it. Isn’t it?

Quality home health care services are a boon in today’s fast paced society. To know more get in touch with PORTEA today.

 

 

 

 

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Dr Rahul has Masters in Maxillofacial Surgery with an overall experience of six years. Since the last 2 years, he is working in the Medical operations team of Portea. An Alumni of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Science, he has previously worked with Nationwide- The Family Doctors while as their Chief Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon and Implantologist. He has a special interest in Facial Trauma Surgery, Dental Implantology and Facial aesthetic surgery. It is not only medicine that fascinates Rahul. He is a die-hard sports enthusiast with a strong passion for Football, Basketball, and Cricket and occasionally strums the guitar, too.

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