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Flu Shot? or Not

By Dr. John Horning

“Flu shots”, also known as influenza vaccines, only protect patients from influenza, nothing more. Flu shots, or influenza vaccines, are given annually just prior to the flu season, usually in mid to late Fall for those who reside in the northern hemisphere. Each year these vaccinations are reformulated to target the prevailing influenza virus types…

"Flu" Confusion

By Dr. John Horning

There is much confusion surrounding the word “flu”. Many incorrectly use the word “flu” to refer to nonspecific viral winter time illnesses, including colds and stomach viruses. In medical jargon speak, “flu” means “influenza” and nothing else. A result of this confusion is that many people mistakenly believe that “flu shots” protect against more than…

Housecalls for Minor Medical Problems

By Dr. John Horning

Contrary to what most people think, requesting a housecall for evaluation of simple medical illnesses is a very reasonable option for your care.  In fact, problems such as sore throats, cough, ear and sinus infections, in healthy, mobile, children and adults, are some of the most common reasons that we are called to evaluate patients…

Mobile Urgent Care for Urinary Problems

By Dr. John Horning

Urinary Tract Infections We are frequently asked to evaluate patients with UTI or urinary tract infection. Most younger people with this problem experience symptoms such as painful and frequent urination, along with urgency or the feeling that one needs to urinate. These symptoms usually suggest infection of the lower urinary tract. Kidney infection, or pyelonephritis,…

Mobile Pediatric Urgent Care

By Dr. John Horning

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…

Pediatric Mobile Urgent Care

By Dr. John Horning

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…

Physician's Report for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

By Dr. John Horning

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…

Mobile Eye Care

By Dr. John Horning

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…

Mobile Radiology Services

By Dr. John Horning

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…

PPO Insurance and Housecalls

By Dr. John Horning

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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