PEACE OF MIND… If you get sick, your questions will be answered and a house call doctor will visit you at home if needed. You maintain your trusted doctor. Doctors Direct forwards records and reports to him and assures you have adequate follow-up.
With Doctors Direct, you are a member. Benefits of membership can include access to medical personnel 7 days a week. By contacting a trained medical associate at Doctors Direct, a visit to a walk-in clinic or emergency room can probably be avoided. If Doctors Direct medical personnel determine a doctor’s visit is needed, you will receive a personalized house call. No waiting with ill patients in a waiting room for hours.
Personal attention makes the difference.
Real emergencies have to be treated in the Emergency Room. But, 9 out of 10 ER visits are non-emergencies resulting in unnecessary expense for patients, insurance companies and government programs.
Source: AHRQ - Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality
Among children and adolescents, respiratory disorders were the most frequent reason for admission to the hospital through the ED, accounting for 27.8 percent of all such admissions.
Asthma was the single most common reason for hospital stays that began in the ED with over 95,000 hospital admissions (accounting for 8.5 percent of all pediatric admissions through the ED).
For the youngest children (age 0 to 4), respiratory conditions mainly acute bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma comprised about 40 percent of stays that began in the ED.
Injuries first treated in the ED that resulted in admission to the hospital increased with age among children and adolescents. About 4 percent of children under 1 were admitted through the ED compared with about 30 percent of 15 to 17 year olds.
Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) and State Inpatient Databases (SID) for the following 23 states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
Internal medicine, family medicine and geriatrics.
Doctors Direct will help find a doctor or contact you primary physician and your hospital of choice.
The equipment used for both our digital x-rays and ultrasounds is fully portable, and either exam can be done within the comfort of your home or office. Both x-ray and ultrasound results are analyzed by board-certified radiologists. You may even receive your same-day ultrasound reports via the Internet, allowing you to retrieve, review, and print the images.