LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- An August 13 article on WLTX reports on findings that show a decline in the number of people getting tested for COVID-19 in South Carolina. The article says that one reason for the decrease in testing could be due to the time it takes for results to reach patients. The article notes that, when there was a high demand for testing, area facilities became inundated and quickly ran out of testing supplies, and the personnel needed to run testing equipment. Because results were not available quickly, the article suggests that some people were discouraged from getting tested. Los Angeles-based board-certified physician Michael Farzam, M.D., of House Call Doctor Los Angeles says that readily accessible in-home COVID testing, as well as rapidly available results, are crucial to keeping individuals and their communities healthy.
Dr. Farzam says that individuals can avoid unnecessarily risking their health by getting tested at home with a house call doctor. While testing sites and clinics may be the most well-known option, house call physicians can bring COVID-19 testing directly to patients' homes. The Southern California internist adds that, unlike testing sites that are very often stretched thin, house call doctors can get results for tests within 72 hours.
Although home visits from doctors may seem like an outdated practice, Dr. Michael Farzam says it makes sense now more than ever, especially during this particular type of public health crisis. He adds that basic medical equipment found in a traditional doctor's office often has an accompanying mobile version due to advances in technology. Dr. Farzam notes that by taking the care directly to the patient, there's no need for patients to crowd together in a waiting room, which these days can pose a notable health risk if not handled properly.
Dr. Farzam says that home visits are the safer and socially distant happy medium between visiting a medical clinic and completely virtual appointments, either of which can feel impersonal due to distance, overcrowding, and other factors. The doctor notes that, in a time where people may be tempted to hold off on seeking medical care in an attempt to avoid viral exposure, visits from house call doctors offer an effective solution that doesn't sacrifice quality care.
Readers interested in learning more about Dr. Michael Farzam and the services offered by House Call Doctor Los Angeles can call (310) 849-7991 or visit https://www.housecalldoctorla.com.
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