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Medical House Calls Specialist

Golden Oak Medicine -  - Geriatrics

Golden Oak Medicine

Geriatrics & Adult Medicine located in Asheville, NC

Medical house calls offer patients the ability to see a health care professional without leaving home. If you suffer an injury or illness, Kate Marshall, MD, Golnosh Sharafsaleh, MD, MS, AGSF, FAAFP, and the team at Golden Oak Medicine, provide medical house calls to patients over 55 in and around Asheville, North Carolina. To find out how to arrange a medical house call if you’re unable to visit the practice, call Golden Oak Medicine or book an appointment using the online form today.

Medical House Calls Q&A

What are medical house calls?

Medical house calls are visits from team members at Golden Oak Medicine when you’re sick or injured. Instead of you having to struggle to get to the practice to see your doctor, they come to your home.

In addition to visiting when you’re sick, your provider from Golden Oak Medicine can make a house call if you’re unable to get to the practice for reasons such as:

  • Mobility problems
  • Disability
  • Lack of transportation
  • Sight problems
  • Mental health issues
  • Dementia

Patients with multiple conditions that require complex ongoing management can also benefit from medical house calls.

What does a medical house call involve?

Your medical house call is just like a regular visit to Golden Oak Medicine, except it takes place in your home. When you book your house call, the practitioner who is best suited to deal with your problem comes out to you, so you might see a doctor, nurse, or therapist, depending on your needs.

Your provider arrives at the appointment time, finds out about your illness or injury, and performs a physical exam. They carry out any treatment, such as stitching a cut or dressing a wound and prescribe any medication you need. They may also take blood or urine samples for testing at the lab.

You can have someone with you during the house call if you feel more comfortable, but this isn’t required.

What conditions do medical house calls cover?

The Golden Oak Medicine team provides medical house calls for a variety of conditions, from acute illnesses and injuries to chronic disease management. They aim to provide medical house calls for any patient who needs them, but some of the common conditions they can address include:

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Cold, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis
  • Cuts, scrapes, and burns
  • Injuries from falls
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pressure sores and ulcers

Golden Oak Medicine provides primary care and specialized geriatric services for all patients over 55 living in the Asheville area. Taking advantage of the medical house call services their team provides relieves you of the stress of leaving home when you’re unwell or housebound.

Contact the Golden Oak Medicine team to get advice on arranging a medical house call or book an appointment online today.