I was wondering why doctors don't make house calls anymore. I found this great article that explains why some do and the reason house calls stopped in the 1970s. This is a great article about the reasons why it is coming back.
Some still think this is a era that has gone, but I found out that it is very much alive and kicking. I was reading in the Journal of American Medical Association, while I was waiting in my doctors office and it stated house calls to Medicare patients rose about 40 percent from 1998 to 2004. According to U.S. Census that about 12 percent of the population is 65 and over.
Still most people visit the doctor at his office.Technology has a lot to do with the doctors keeping track of their patients,in this day of computers you can email information back and forth. I think the reason doctors do not do more advertising because their office would be empty. We all know that the insurance companies and Medicare are the boss when it comes to saying what is up with your medical care, this means they can say who they pay and what they will pay.
I can remember when we were kids and the doctor came to the house, I even was given a complete exam and if you had mumps, measles or chicken pocks they put a quarantined sign on your house. I am glad the doctors are finally reviving this old practice.