House Calls

Michele Martinho, MD -  - Internist

Michele Martinho, MD

Internist located in New York, NY

Advancements in technology have made it easier to receive a wide range of goods and services in the comfort of your own home, and medical care is no exception. Dr. Michele Martinho offers house calls as part of her comprehensive health and aesthetics services, and can also come to your Gramercy, New York City home or anywhere in Manhattan to deliver the same level of care you’re used to in her office. To learn more or to set up a house call appointment, use the simple online scheduling function or call the office today.

House Calls Q & A

What are house calls?

House calls are medical appointments completed in the comfort of your home. They harken back to a time when many doctors often had no office but traveled far to diagnose and treat patients in their residences. Today’s house calls include state-of-the-art care complete with advanced technology and innovative approaches with quick arrival times.

You might think about the benefits from the standpoint of convenience and time management. From Dr. Martinho’s perspective, house calls are good medicine. Men and women who are ill tend to feel more comfortable being treated in their own living spaces, as opposed to braving the elements, such as traffic, to visit a doctor’s office.

House calls also give Dr. Michele Martinho a chance to learn more about you and your lifestyle. That can help her gain a deeper understanding of your specific medical needs and potential areas for improvement.

Why is making house calls an important area of medical practice?

Most men and women are willing and able to travel to their doctors’ offices for routine care, and when necessary, sick visits. However, for some, getting to the doctor’s office is more challenging.

If you have limited mobility, transportation issues, anxiety, or little family support, traveling to Dr. Martinho’s is more difficult, sometimes causing you to postpone necessary care, which in turn can lead to serious health decline.

That outcome is simply not acceptable to Dr. Martinho, which is why she has added house calls to her impressive list of medical services. If visiting you makes a difference in your quality of life then that’s a step she’s willing to take.

What services can’t be provided during house calls?

Many aspects of routine health care, including diagnostics and treatment, can be done during house calls. Whether you need immunizations, rapid testing for strep or other infections, a routine physical exam, intravenous (IV) hydration, or anxiety treatment, house calls can address those and many other health needs.

If you require diagnostic work that can’t be accomplished during a house call, Dr. Martinho can find a solution that fits your needs. If you’re uncertain whether a house call is appropriate, simply call the office and share your concerns. You’ll receive information to help you choose an option that’s right for you.

The term house call can be misleading because off-site visits can be conducted at your workplace or any other location within Dr. Martinho’s service area. Call to learn more or schedule your own off-site medical appointment.

 

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