House Calls

    Each year, house calls are becoming a more popular way to treat people with chronic illnesses. And while doctors, patients and insurance groups think they are a good idea, they are costly, time consuming, and still pretty rare. Now, with pending threats to the Medicare budget, some are afraid the rare breed of home visiting doctors could disappear. WHYY’s health and science reporter Kerry Grens tagged along with one home visiting doctor in Philadelphia and filed this report.

    Each year, house calls are becoming a more popular way to treat people with chronic illnesses. And while doctors, patients and insurance groups think they are a good idea, they are costly, time consuming, and still pretty rare. Now, with pending threats to the Medicare budget, some are afraid the rare breed of home visiting doctors could disappear. WHYY’s health and science reporter Kerry Grens tagged along with one home visiting doctor in Philadelphia and filed this report.

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    Home visiting doctor Alfred Stillman is also guest on Voices in the Family March 31st, find out more about the show here .

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