House Calls Services
House Calls of Carmichael is a mobile concierge practice delivering in-home care to geriatric patients. We offer both ongoing membership and one time consultation services.
Dr. Caron Houston is a board-certified internal medicine MD with vast experience in geriatric care. She is a member of the Sutter Health medical staff.
Our private physician will make house calls, answer calls in person, respond to text message and email, videoconference with family members, send all prescriptions to the pharmacy and strive to eliminate the hassles of health care.
House Calls of Carmichael will refer patients to additional convenience services such as home health nurses, physical therapists, mobile phlebotomists and mobile x-rays.
This is a small exclusive practice where patients can expect red carpet service. We are committed to partnering with patients and individualizing care for optimal comfort and quality of life.
Our primary care physician will consult or collaborate with patient’s existing health care team.
One time home visit by physician for thorough and comprehensive review of conditions and medications. May complete forms including conservatorship declarations, Physician’s Report for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, administer TB tests, order lab, xray or home health care when appropriate. All treatment recommendations will be outlined with a written care summary. The physician is able to prescribe non-controlled medications and durable medical equipment as a one-time order only. A consultation appointment must be scheduled in advance, in a service area agreeable to the HCC team. Appointment duration is approximately one hour and is conducted in the patient’s home. In most cases, the patient must be accompanied by a caregiver or family member. For optimal assessment, a patient should be prepared with relevant medical records of hospital stays, lab and radiology reports, accurate medication list and any prior care recommendations. This information should be provided at or prior to the consultative visit.
Patients seen for geriatric consultation should resume care with a primary care physician for ongoing chronic care. Any subsequent prescription refills or new treatment orders should also be referred to patient’s PCP. Patients who would like ongoing care with the HCC physician may opt to join the practice as a concierge member.
Concierge care means enhanced care. You will be part of a small exclusive private practice. Your doctor can spend extra time with you and will be easily accessible. We emphasize convenience and comfort for our patients as we deliver high quality and attentive medical care. Members expenses are paid privately but we file claims for Medicare Part B patients to request reimbursement of most monthly expenses.
Teleconferencing at appointment with family or caregiver
As needed family teleconferencing between home visits and teleconference for health questions
Direct access to MD after hours and weekends by phone, text or email (7am to 11pm)
Evening and Saturday appointments available
Intake and assessment performed by team RN
Complimentary access to company’s Wellness Prudence column
Red carpet/VIP customer service
Health care advocacy for patients in hospital, skilled nursing, hospice or any care situation