We Oughta Look In to This – EMS 2.0

It looks like something has been right under our noses all this time, and I think that it just might be looking into.

Mobile Doctors: Http://www.MobileDoctors.com

Yep, you read that website address correctly, and yes, it really is a group of Primary Care and other physicians that make house calls their business. In fact, according to their website, they make around 5000 house calls PER MONTH in the Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Phoenix areas. The website also says they’ve been around since 1996.

I came across this ad today as I was surfing around and I was curious enough to click on it. I read their website with some interest, and their claims started sounding awful familiar to me. If you’ve been following the EMS 2.0 and Community Paramedicine movements, you’re probably familiar with what they say as well. It’s pretty much what we’ve been talking about. Read this:

“Our team of healthcare professionals specializes in chronic disease management and care plan development. This results in a significant reduction of emergency room, hospital and nursing home admissions for our patients.”

Also, this:

“Our practice focuses on primary care/internal medicine, podiatry, and diagnostic testing. Our goal is to provide high quality, responsive in-home health care to stabilize patients, improve their health, manage their medications, and reduce hospitalizations and ER visits. We also coordinate patient care with home health agencies, durable medical equipment providers, hospitals, and other medical professionals.”

Huh.

Those two short paragraphs in their static, online brochure of a website are quite obviously advertisements for the services they provide… but aren’t those the things we’ve been saying with the whole EMS 2.0 thing? Isn’t that what we want to do? To expand our service offerings and reduce inappropriate use of emergency healthcare while increasing overall wellness through primary care, that’s the point of it all, right?

Well here’s a company, albeit very much a physician driven company, that’s been making their living off of doing just that since 1996. In addition, they take Medicare.

I think that there’s something we can learn from this company and their business model. It’s worth a look at their website: Http://www.MobileDoctors.com. Sometime in the near future I plan on contacting them and asking them about how their company can interface with EMS.

Till then, take a look at these two posts and see what you think:

Primary Care Paramedics? I think it’s time

Are We the Gatekeepers to the Emergency Healthcare System? EMS 2.0

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/7HQRBUQONU7RZZ5CMB2YUXUZII Lynda

    Makes so much sense…

  • Tj

    Dude,

    Uk ECPs,

    Respect.

    Tj.

    • Ckemtp

      Dude, trying to find a viable US equivalent to our UK bros. Do a search on the side of the page about “UK EMS” and I write on it a lot. Heck, I even arm wrestled Mark Glencorse (Medic999) in San Fran. I like the UK system a lot

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  • Comments
    Ckemtp
    I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust
    I somewhat agree, though I assure you I didn't set out to waste your time. I probably should have broken this down into two separate points as the second point was the one I most wanted to emphasize. My bad on this one, I'll do better next time. Thanks for the feedback. If you'd like,…
    2014-12-16 20:25:00
    hawk4080
    I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust
    Wow. That was a total waste to read.
    2014-12-16 19:20:00
    retired ems medic
    I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust
    The radios should have had a trouble button to eliminate the need to key the Mike and talk. Maybe the dispatchers need to be rotated out to the streets to get out of the mode of just getting the calls out and only half listening to the radio.
    2014-12-16 14:50:00
    HybridMedic
    I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust
    We use "Signal C" as a code to relay a crew in distress. Takes a second for the dispatchers to confirm it, but it sends the nearest engine, battalion chief, fire investigator (who are sworn LEO's) and makes an officer in distress call to Memphis Police. The arrival of all those resources is quite... Dramatic.
    2014-12-15 14:29:00
    exmedic
    Welcome to the Club
    Not me anymore
    2014-12-15 09:17:00

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