Primary Care @ Home Physicians take the time to listen, observe and answer your questions. They don’t have to rush to see the next patient. Our physicians care about you, your health and will make sure you get the best possible attention and care.
Primary Care @ Home doctors are trained in remote care and house call medicine. They are Board Certified and experienced at delivering primary care. Primary Care @ Home physicians are licensed to practice medicine and have the training to understand your health history, provide a diagnosis and prescribe treatment.
Remote physiological monitoring A.K.A. remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses HIPAA-safe electronic devices to measure and report a patient’s vital indicators of health.
Studies have shown that use of RPM reduces admissions to the hospital, results in fewer emergency department visits, longer stays in the patient home, and overall increased independence and satisfaction.
Primary Care @ Home offers RPM for selected patients who have more than one chronic illness or condition that would make hospitalization more likely.
Blood pressure cuffs calculate a patient’s heart rate and blood flow by measuring changes in artery motion. Because it’s connected to the internet via Bluetooth, the data is sent directly to Primary Care @ Home for our physician to review.
Blood pressure monitoring can assist with the management of many conditions including hypertension, diabetes, CHF, and kidney dysfunction.
Many patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes check their blood sugar daily, often multiple times a day. The glucometer helps the patient and Primary Care @ Home physicians understand how certain factors are influencing the patient’s blood sugar and diabetic symptoms. Factors include medication effects, diet, exercise, and stress or illness.
Pulse oximeters are used by patients with chronic conditions, including chronic heart or lung issues like COPD or CHF, and for COVID-19 monitoring. They are also used for patients with pneumonia and asthma. Pulse oximeters help providers monitor changes in a patient’s lung function.
Bluetooth scales allow the patient to see changes in their weight over time, and the Primary Care @ Home Physician to monitor those changes to ensure symptoms are not worsening, and if they are, intervene.
For CHF patients especially, where weight fluctuations are often a result of water retention, this is important.
It is essential that the physician is able to observe weight changes since weight gain is often one of the key indicators of problematic CHF.
For patients with obesity, Bluetooth scales allow for self-management, encouraging the patient to take responsibility and identify trends with food and exercise behavior.
Obesity is a leading risk factor for many conditions—heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain forms of cancer—so managing it closely is important.
Yes, we provide all monitoring equipment and teach you how to use them.
All devices are always at no cost to Medicare patients and come ready to use out of the box — no smartphone, apps, Bluetooth, or WiFi required.