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MedicalI am a house call physician with over 10 years experience, trying to bring back the practice to the 21st century! AMA!

Jun 1st 2017 by DrErnestBrown • 5 Questions • 84 Points

I am Dr. Ernest Brown, and I have been a House Call doctor since 2006. I operate in the Washington DC area, treating patients suffering from a range of ailments in the convenience of their bedroom, hotel room, or workplace.

My company, ‘Doctors To You,’ is trying to change the landscape of modern healthcare. We take a more holistic and direct approach to treating our patients. Here is a link to our group’s website: http://doctorstoyou.com

https://twitter.com/DoctorsToYou

Q:

How much time do you spend travelling?

A:

It varies day to day based on the location of our patients, but we serve the entire DC metro area :)


Q:

They categorically do not charge the same rate to all carriers. Each insurance carrier negotiates its own rates with the providers.

A:

The point of our movement is that our treatment isn't restricted by "the mafia of medicine" (aka insurance). All of our treatment is itemized and your doctor will always be transparent with you about cost prior to your treatment. We also don't charge until you are 100% back on your feet!


Q:

I'm not a motorist, but it looks like a lot of mechanics offer free estimates. Do you offer free diagnoses?

A:

We always do an initial consultation over the phone. If it appears that more assistance is needed then we have to start charging


Q:

What is your hope for doing all of this? What makes a house call better than having a patient come to a medical center or hospital? What equipment do you carry with you in case of emergencies?

A:

The hope is that overtime that we will be able to bring care back to the way it used to be. Coming to the patient allows there to be a relationship and to hone in on things that you would never typically be able to see in a medical center or hospital setting. For emergencies, I always have my phone if there is a true emergency to call 911 and remain with them. I also care AED, my medical equipment, and I'm trained in life saving practices.


Q:

All a PA needs is a supervising physician.

And why do you suppose that is?

A:

We do have PA's as part of our house call team.