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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I am a paramedic trying to advance the idea that the Emergency Medical Services can be made into the profession that we all want it, need it, and know it deserves to be.

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  • Comments
    Jessica Krause
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    I may take you seriously when you learn proper grammar and spelling. Until then, here's a lesson: It's either 'Don't take it TOO hard' or 'Don't take it To HEART' depending on what you were trying to say.... It's not 'fetal mind' it's 'feeble mind' and 'You're worried not 'your worries' If you are going…
    2015-05-22 18:49:00
    Mark Tyson
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    Oh your that guy who thinks he stands out above all others in our profession and feels he has "seen the shit" LOL. Your "combat vet" and "20+ years" in EMS make you very suspect simply by how you just presented yourself. How old are you? Its seems those who say they have seen more…
    2015-05-22 18:22:00
    Joe Paczkowski
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    Apparently someone is wearing them because people keep trying to sell them. I have to imagine if no one was buying them they'd be long gone by now. Am I blaming any of EMS's problems on a t-shirt? No, not by a long shot. However if I saw a medic wearing one of those shirts,…
    2015-05-22 17:58:00
    Shaxspear
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    Didn't take long for the usual proverbial dick measuring post to come out. Thanks for your service, but you could use a healthy dose of professionalism. Of course people aren't wearing this garbage at work but if they're still wearing it in public, then it obviously identifies you as EMS. The shit is tacky, and…
    2015-05-22 15:59:00
    drkervorkianjr
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    I spent 30 years as an EMT and I own a paddling shirt( did field testing for AED)plus a DNR t shirt worn only during drinking excursions at EMS conferences. Yup some of those shirts are dumb but what the heck it stimulates someone's economy. But here in the big city we have folks we…
    2015-05-22 15:03:00

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