April 14, 2023

House Calls are Back!

Once upon a time, everyone was all about house calls for their healthcare needs. But then technology and insurance got in the way, leaving us stuck in waiting rooms and crowded medical offices. But don't worry, because at Head2Toe Pediatrics, we're bringing back the old-school charm of house calls! We're all about personalized, top-notch care that's tailored to meet your family’s needs. So say goodbye to busy waiting rooms and hello to the doctor knocking on your door! 

Although we do offer office visits at our downtown St. Pete location, house calls have always been at the heart of our practice, and it's where we see the majority of our patients. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some of the qualities that our families appreciate about our house-call membership plan.

What makes house calls irresistible to families? 

We’re here to tell you the top 5 reasons families choose to go with house calls! 

  1. House calls save time

In today's fast-paced world, we're all looking for ways to save time wherever we can. We're answering emails on the go, taking meetings on the phone during long commutes, and trying to squeeze in as much multitasking as possible. That's why house calls are such a game-changer for busy families. With house calls, you don't have to worry about travel time or getting stuck in traffic or waiting in a crowded waiting room. It's no wonder parents who have busy schedules or multiple children find house calls to be a godsend! They offer a flexible solution that lets parents schedule appointments at a time that suits them, without disrupting their daily routine. And you know what I hear a lot during house calls? "It’s so great to be able to work on dinner prep while you get set up”. 

  1. House calls provide comfort 

House calls offer comfort for both parents and children. Parents can receive medical care in the comfort of their own home without worrying about appointments running late or disrupting their schedules. For children, house calls can reduce anxiety and fear by providing a sense of security in a familiar environment. I find that children are often more relaxed and cooperative during our house calls, making it easier to perform examinations and administer treatments. By providing personalized care in a comfortable setting, house calls can help make the healthcare experience more pleasant and reassuring for everyone involved. 

  1. House calls provide security 

Have you experienced visiting a pediatrician for one reason and leaving with a new illness due to crowded waiting rooms with sick children? House calls can help families avoid exposure to germs in waiting areas, especially helpful for those with chronically ill or disabled children. Additionally, house calls offer increased privacy and confidentiality, addressing concerns about sensitive information being overheard in public spaces.

  1. House calls provide convenience 

Head2Toe Pediatrics is dedicated to making pediatric care as convenient as possible for our patients. Whether it's through our in-office memberships or our house call services, we strive to meet the needs of busy families. Our house call services, in particular, offer an unparalleled level of convenience, especially for sick and urgent care needs. As a parent myself, I understand how difficult it can be to get out of the door with a child, especially when they're sick. That's why we offer flexible scheduling with same/next-day appointments for sick and urgent care when needed, as well as 24/7 telemedicine access to the doctor. This allows families to receive attentive care whenever and wherever they need it. Additionally, having the pediatrician come to the child's own bed can provide a level of comfort and convenience that cannot be matched by traditional office visits.

  1. House calls provide a more comprehensive approach to medical care

As part of our house call services, we spend more time with our patients, allowing us to develop a better understanding of their home environment, family dynamics, and individual needs. This enables us to provide more comprehensive medical care and address health issues that may be specific to a child's living situation. By providing advice on nutrition, safety, and other important health topics in the context of a child's home life, we make it easier for families to make changes that promote their children's health and well-being.

After reading about all the incredible advantages of house calls, you might be wondering, "This is all fantastic, but is it going to break the bank?"

While concierge pediatric care may seem costly, families view it as a valuable investment and often save money with our fixed fee structure compared to the traditional insurance-based model, which includes several out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and co-pays. Not to mention, delayed preventative care and undetected health issues can result in increased emergency room visits, hospitalizations, specialist appointments, expensive medical procedures, and missed work days for parents. By providing comprehensive, proactive care and timely interventions, our concierge services ultimately save families money and reduce healthcare-related stress.

If you’d like to learn more about our house call services, schedule a meet and greet HERE

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