Family Medicine & Pediatrics located in West New York, NJ
Decades ago, family practitioners and pediatricians routinely made home visits, or house calls, to provide medical care for their patients. Now, the same service is available from Robert Mmereole, MD, and Paulina Mmereole, NP, at Mmereole Health. To learn more about how you can get your medical care at home, call the office in West New York, New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online.
Home Visits Q & A
When might I need a house call?
Doctors stopped making house calls with the establishment of more community emergency rooms and local urgent care centers. Sometimes you need the emergency room for their advanced, life-sustaining care.
Most of the time, however, you simply need good medical care. The team that provides your care in the office at Mmereole Health can bring the same level of service to your home.
There are many reasons you might need or prefer a house call. You may not be able to go to the office when you’re sick, you have a condition that limits your mobility, or you have family responsibilities that make it hard to leave the house.
Many patients with busy lifestyles simply want the convenience of a house call. No matter why you want a house visit, the service is available from the team at Mmereole Health.
What services do you provide during home visits?
As a board-certified family physician, Dr. Mmereole is fully qualified to provide services for the full range of health problems, whether in the office or in your home. If you have a sick or injured child needing a house visit, you can count on Paulina’s decades of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner.
During a house visit, they manage routine and chronic medical problems, providing services such as:
- Complete physical exam
- Routine sick visits
- Treatment of minor injuries
- Wound care
- Chronic disease management
- Prescription renewals
- Diagnostic testing (blood sample and urine analysis)
Home visits make medical care more accessible for all patients, but they’re especially valuable for those with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and congestive heart failure.
A home visit can also make it easier for children with developmental disabilities or severe anxiety that arises when they have to go into a medical office.
If you have a specialist caring for a chronic condition like Parkinson’s or heart disease, you can still receive care in your home. With your permission, your provider at Mmereole Health stays in close touch with your specialist.
How do I obtain home visits?
Home visits are available to established patients, including patients who enroll in concierge medicine at Mmereole Health. Concierge patients pay a set fee and, in return, receive a guaranteed set of services, including home visits.
To learn how you can receive home visits, call Mmereole Health, or schedule an appointment online.