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Posts by Dr. John Horning

Mobile Pediatric Urgent Care

Our Service Urgent Med Housecalls offers mobile urgent care for children of all ages. Services are offered 7 days a week throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Rapid response is available upon a first-to-call basis. Appointments are not required. Our physicians are highly experienced practitioners of pediatric emergency and urgent care, so that your child’s…

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Pediatric Mobile Urgent Care

Our Service Urgent Med Housecalls offers mobile urgent care for children of all ages. Services are offered 7 days a week throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Rapid response is available upon a first-to-call basis. Appointments are not required. Our  physicians are highly experienced practitioners of pediatric emergency and urgent care, so that your child’s care…

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Physician's Report for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

We offer rapid turnaround, usually same day, of physician’s report for RCFE.  These forms, according to California law, must be completed for all residents, or prospective residents, of residential care facilities for the elderly licensed by the California Department of Social Services.  These reports require that a history and physical examination be completed by the…

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Mobile Eye Care

What We Can Do For Your Eyes With A House Call Thanks to modern handheld eye care technology, for patients with urgent eye problems, such as injury, infection, and even particles stuck in the eye, physician house calls can now offer full spectrum care. The key to adequate evaluation for these problems is the ability…

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Mobile Radiology Services

X-rays Brought to You in your Home, Hotel or Wokplace Mobile xray services involve the transport of xray machines to the patient. These machines are similar to a large briefcase in size, and are wheeled around. The newer versions are computerized with digital images immediately viewed on screen and wirelessly sent to the interpreting radiologist…

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PPO Insurance and Housecalls

Why We Are Fee-For-Service Most USA PPO insurance providers cover physician housecall services to some degree. Because of the nightmarish coding rules, complex paperwork, and frequently delayed payments to physicians by many insurers, we have opted to remain out-of-network for all USA-based companies. This allows us to keep fees lower, and to focus more on…

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How To Find A House Call Doctor

House calls have made a real come-back in recent years, and so availability is becoming fairly widespread throughout the United States. These are important things to consider when searching for a house call practitioner. The Search While patients may use the American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) website to search for providers who work with Medicare,…

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Influenza or "Flu"?

Overview People commonly refer to upper respiratory infections as the “flu”. This is used as a catch-all term, however true “flu” is caused by specific influenza viruses that affect the respiratory tract, usually with more severe symptoms, and can rarely cause death (0.1% mortality rate during each average severity seasonal epidemic). Worldwide pandemics occur occasionally,…

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Housecalls for Wound Care & Repair

Repairing small to medium sized cuts or lacerations is easily done during the house call. Our physicians carry standard wound care equipment such as suture kits and suturing(stitching) material. Sterile drapes, wound irrigation/cleaning solution and anesthetic medications to numb the area to be repaired is provided. Even tetanus immunization may be brought to the patient.…

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Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, & Dehydration Housecalls

Why a Housecall? Vomiting and diarrhea, usually due to stomach flu or food poisoning, are a major reason that patients call us. While these symptoms often resolve within hours, occasionally they are severe and persistent, causing significant dehydration. Patients with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration do not want to travel to their doctor or sit…

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