You lead an active and busy life, filled with responsibilities and obligations to others. When you encounter a medical need, you deserve fast and effective care, which is a foundational principle at Texas Direct Primary Care in Plano, Texas. This innovative primary care solution offers concierge physician visits to address your needs in your setting, on your timetable. To learn more about concierge physician visits, call the office or use the easy online scheduling tool to set up a visit.
Concierge medicine may sound like a fresh new approach to medical services, but it can also be seen as a return to the way medicine was practiced many years ago. In the early days of our nation, doctors were not always centrally located and had to travel to provide both basic and emergency care to their patients.
House calls were common, and families welcomed their trusted medical advisors into their homes and places of business. In fact, some towns heralded the arrival of a doctor as an event to be celebrated.
Today we approach medical care in a far different manner. When you fall ill, you probably call your doctor’s office and hope for an open appointment. If you get lucky, you have to figure out how to get from your home to the doctor’s office, which isn’t always easy when you’re sick.
Once there you may have to contend with a crowded waiting room and potential exposure to the germs carried by others waiting to see the doctor. Once you’ve been seen you might have to make your way to a pharmacy to pick up medication, then head back home to rest and recover.
Concierge medicine brings highly skilled medical practitioners to you, where services are delivered in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
A thoroughly trained and background-checked registered nurse arrives at your location and performs a routine examination. Your vital signs are measured, and you’ll be asked about your symptoms and your overall health. It’s important to share details of any medication or supplements you take.
Next, your nurse sets up a medical teleconference with your physician, who gathers additional information needed to reach the proper diagnosis. If you need medications, your physician can prescribe them immediately.
Many routine illnesses can be effectively treated at home with the help of your concierge medical staff. Some examples include:
In the event your medical team is unable to treat your illness or your examination reveals signs of a serious medical condition, you’ll be directed on how to proceed. The nurse and physician who evaluate you can contact a specialist or the nearest emergency room to coordinate your care.
If you’re curious about concierge medical care, call the office or set up a visit online today.