Dr Choo Wei Chieh, MBBS (S’pore) has been caring for patients exclusively in the home setting since 2006. He sees a range of patients who are elderly, immobile, or who have acute medical conditions that make visiting a clinic difficult. Learn more about housecalls, charges and hours of operation.
Physicians don’t take the diagnosis of cancer lightly. In the usual case, thorough investigations are done – blood tests, scans, biopsies, etc. before the diagnosis is made. .. … However, this is not always possible for home care patients, nor is it always necessary.
Fortunately, her neighbor was at hand to help. In fact, it was this caring neighbor that had arranged for me to visit the elderly lady. She was prepared to help arrange transport, etc. t
This task of listening and explaining may seem simple, but it can have clinical impact down the road. If the patient and family understands the situation, it may temper their reluctance to be admitted again if a real need arises.
I recall a case some years ago, where I was called to certify the death of an elderly lady who was bedridden, with a previous history of stroke. She apparently passed away peacefully at home but there was a forehead bruise from a recent fall