Selecting a Mobile Physician

174362143Selecting a Mobile Physician is a personal decision. Mobile doctors may offer advantages in your care. They can come to your home and may be able to come to  your assisted living facility, retirement community  or nursing home. The types of services from Mobile Physicians may vary from California to Kansas to New York. Add to this Nursing and Caregiver services, you may feel like you are set to go. Yet, there are some keen questions among all that you may want to consider. We invite you to learn more about selecting your mobile doctor for three reasons, as follows.

 

 

 

174247392Check List for Selecting a Mobile Physician

1.  Check on the extent of geriatric training of the physicians, including internships, residency programs and fellowships in senior care.

2.  Check that all physicians involved in care are board certified by a board that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (www.abms.org).

3.  Find out the names of the hospitals in which the physicians have obtained privileges. When physicians earn hospital privileges, their skills have been evaluated by a peer-review panel so they may perform core procedures in their respective specialty at the hospital.

4.  Inquire about the number of times that the physician or allied healthcare personnel has performed proposed tests or procedures.

5.  Learn about all of the tests and lab work that the mobile physician company has available to them.

6.  Ask about hours of operation, response time, and the type of support provided after hours.

7.  Find out if they have privileges at nursing homes, board and cares, and assisted living facilities, in case you or your loved one will live there eventually. Mobile physicians may be required to go through an approval or credentialing process for independent facilities.

8.  Explore the facilities in which the mobile physicians are associated.

You and/or your loved one may be served by two main geriatric physicians. Both of which may return at different times to maintain continuity in care. So, ask about meeting other staff members that will be involved in care.

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