There really is a Santa Claus! Doctors do make house calls.
Don't believe me well move to my county in NYS. This morning I had a visit from a FNP. Apparently there is a new program from Medicare administerd by BCBS, through which we have our supplemental health insurance. To qualify you need to have multiple co-morbidities and have needed extensive care in the past 6 - 12 months. Once enrolled which took about a hour in my home and included multiple health and medication questions plus checking my vital signs, a monthly visit is provided by a FNP or a nurse all coordinated with my PCG. When a problem arrises such as a fall or if you suspect an infection or maybe need a speedy referral to a specialist the FNP or nurse will come to the home to assess the situation and the FNP can prescribe any needed prescriptions. This service is available 24/7 AT NO CHARGE NOT EVEN A CO-PAY!!!!!!!! Medicare provides this service to be able to save money on Dr. visits trips to the ER or hospitalization. It is completely voluntary to sign up but what I have seen so far looks very good and helpful. The staff closely co-ordinate with the PCG and will send you for further treatment if needed. They can also do mobile x-rays and bloos draws right at home. It seems to be a fairly new program so have no idea where it maybe available.