In the 1930s approximately 40% of healthcare was rendered via house call services. By the 1950s house call services significantly declined due to centralization of medicine, advances in equipment and the changes in culture values.
By the 21st Century, the population’s utilization of house call services increased confirmed by the billable code for services developed by Medicare in 1999. Medical institutions are recognizing the increased demand and necessity for specialized training. In 2001, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) instituted a House call program – Rebecca Conant, MD is the founding director.
As an active member of the American Academy of House Call Physicians, Dr. Tess has received additional training in the arena of house call services and offers this patient-care advantage to her members.
BENEFITS OF HOUSE CALL SERVICES:
Starting out over 40 years ago with demonstrations of hospitals extending care to patients in remote areas, the use of telemedicine has spread rapidly and is now becoming integrated into private physician offices. Certified by the American Telemedicine Association Dr. Tess provides patient consultations.