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frequently asked questions  

If you have difficulty getting to a doctors office, then house call visits are likely covered in the same manner as a regular visit to an office based physician.

We accept Medicare and most other insurances. Private pay options are also available.

Medicare and Medicaid insurance will cover home visits for those patients who qualify. Medicare will cover 80% of the allowed amount with the other 20% billed to the patient's secondary insurer, the same as the physician's office. Visiting Physicians Association also has an Indigent Care program for those who qualify.

We accept Medicare and most insurance. Deductibles or co-payments required for medical services are handled in the same way as a trip to a physician's office.

We do accept patients with Medicaid coverage ONLY as secodary

Yes. We require a $199  deposit, payable by cash, check or money order at time of the visit or by Visa/MasterCard prior to visit. You have buy a product MD2U on our ONLINE SHOP.

Doctor visits can typically be scheduled to visit you within 24-48 hours (during the week) of receiving your call. Sometimes with in an hour.

Ordinarily the doctor makes the visit 24/7 (Life extension Program)

Each patient is seen as medically necessary based on your physician's assessment and plan of care.  Depending on your medical needs, visit frequency will vary.  If you are sick and are experiencing issues, your doctor will see you more often.  Whether you need us the next day or in a month, we will be there.  When needed, we can usually get to your home for urgent needs within a few hours.

Our services prevent many urgent needs by seeing patients on an appropriate follow-up basis.  When needed, we can usually get to your home for urgent needs with in  a few hours. You can reach us phone always in minutes 

We offer basically the same services you would receive in a doctor's office setting including physical examinations, laboratory services and diagnostic testing. If it can be done in office, it can be done at home.

3a Medical Group works with all the local area hospitals and will continue your care before, during and after your hospital stay.

3a Medical group Physicians are always available. Every day, 24 hours. They are never closed, ever. (Patients in Life Extension Physician House Call System)

We make every effort to send the same doctor to you for each visit.

3a Medical Group Physician will assume the role of your primary care provider. 3a MG Physician will advise your regular doctor during your course of treatment and consult with any specialty providers you have as deemed necessary.

After hours, we have an on-call service that is available to triage your medical needs.Generally you will have direct access to your MD 24/7.

Feel free to contact the doctor at any time; we will schedule a sick visit within the hour.  However, if it is a life threatening emergency please call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Please check with us or with Medicare. There are no obligations. You are in charge of your health care. You decide whether you want us to provide care just when you are sick or on a regular basis.

The Hazards of Hospitals (an infographic)

Hazards of Hospitals infographic

Why US Hospitals aren’t nearly as Safe as you think

The infographic below is under a Creative Commons license. Here are some highlights:

We all think of the hospital as a place we go to get better. But hospitals in the United States are making people sicker at alarming rates. Between overtired interns, germ-covered doctors, and haphazard record keeping, you might find yourself in more trouble than you were when you checked in.

Some of the statistics presented include:

  • You’re 30,000 times more likely to die from a hospital visit than a plane crash.
  • 1 in 5 patients suffer harm from medical errors.
  • 1.7 million infections are contracted in hospitals each year.
  • 99,000 die from them.
  • More die from infections each year than from car accidents, breast cancer or aids.

The Hazards of Hospitals

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