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Influenza or "Flu"?

By Dr. John Horning

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,…

Housecalls for Wound Care & Repair

By Dr. John Horning

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.…

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, & Dehydration Housecalls

By Dr. John Horning

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…

Sore Throat Housecalls

By Dr. John Horning

Sore throat is one of the most common reasons that patients call us. For those who have never utilized our services, this is how it works when we are asked to treat a patient with a sore throat. Why a house call for this problem? Patients usually call us because they are busy and cannot…

After Hour Clinic

By Dr. John Horning

An alternative to the after hour clinic that is becoming increasingly available is that of the doctor house call. Most Americans assume that their only option for when they are ill or injured after hours is to go to an after hour clinic or to the emergency room. While the ER is appropriate for serious…

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