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Physician Housecalls, a home-based primary care provider specializing in services for elderly patients, will be able to help more patients following a change in Medicare’s rules. Previously, Medicare required providers to document reasons they could not travel to a...
Arriving at her first appointment of the day, Sarah Kaplan, PA-C, parks her car, walks up the front steps and rings the doorbell. Nearly a minute goes by before she hears an elderly woman on the other side of the door ask, “Who is it?”
Oklahoma-based Physician Housecalls has entered the Wichita market, but not under that name.
That’s in part because there’s already another business here called that, says co-owner Cindy Longanacre.
Patients needing in-home health care in the Wichita area may need to closely check who they’re calling for services.
Companies with similar names will begin competing in the area after an Oklahoma medical provider bought out Wichita’s Mobile Medical.
Physician Housecalls, a medical provider specializing in home-based primary care medicine for chronically ill and elderly patients, has acquired Mobile Medical. The combined company will now be the largest house call provider in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Physician Housecalls doesn’t set out to recruit military veterans specifically, said Hank Ross, chief executive officer. But what some people may see as challenging work doesn’t seem that difficult to medical staff members who have previously given care on a battlefield.