Before the major industrialization of our society, when someone was ill or wanted their health checked, the Family Doctor was called to their home, coining the phrase “House Call”. In the early 1960s, house calls by doctors were 40% of doctor-patient meetings. By 1980, it was only 0.6%.1
It is interesting to me, the decline in home health began because of technology and subsequent advances in technology has allowed the upward trend in patient-doctor meetings as house calls again. By reading this article, I hope you will understand three reasons to start utilizing house calls for you and your family. The three reasons are as follows: Access, Quality, Value.
Mint Mobile Chiropractic service is a concierge practice. As a newly “Minted” patient, you are encouraged to utilize 24/7 mobile support (via cell or text message), to speak with your Family Doctor directly. For families, this will greatly reduce the number of unnecessary hospital visits, long wait times, and follow up visits.
One of the most drastic changes we’ve seen since this last health care trend is the quality, efficiency, and mainstream usage of technology. Mint Chiropractic takes advantage of the latest technology to take mobile x-rays of digital quality on demand. All X-rays are instantly recorded and evaluated consecutively, to prepare for the most specific adjustment. It’s important as a new patient with any Doctor of Chiropractic (DoC) to understand exactly what parts of the spine will need adjustments. Digital X-rays are the best way to do that.
One can say, in a typical chiropractic office you get what you pay for and you can only receive care when you can make it to the office location. This is a major obstacle that Concierge, Mint Mobile services strives to eliminate. Because I value the results of my patients more than the payment for services, it is vital that I incorporate a method of practice that avoids this limitation in care, because it destroys the goals the patient and doctor are working together to achieve. Especially when circumstances arise that are out of our control, this “be there or be square” policy of doctors offices in my opinion, is an incredible dis-service.
For example, if you have an adjustment scheduled following work and heavy traffic causes delays in your commute and you are rushing to arrive before the office closes, this will interfere with your results because this causes stress. Stress is counterproductive. The purpose of Chiropractic’s adjustment is to assist the body in homeostasis–inner body balance. Balance is more easily maintained when your nerve system works at its best. Adjustments to the spine help the nervous system.
Experience the ultimate convenience and comfort of concierge family care. The value of chiropractic care is in the results and it can happen quickly! Is there a greater value than having someone whom you trust as your Family Doctor, knowing they are always focused on how they can best care for each person of the family every time they are with you? As you notice the improvements, I will always be your cheerleader because I serve to inspire others, to feel empowered to take control of your health today!
Kao, Helen; Conant, Rebecca; Soriano, Theresa; McCormick, Wayne (February 2009). “The Past, Present, and Future of House Calls”. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 25 (1): 19–34. doi:10.1016/j.cger.2008.10.005.