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Home doctors in the earlier times are only for the rich and severely sick. Now, anyone can avail of the services of a national home doctor. Who are they and what medical conditions can they treat? Let us get to know our dependable home visiting doctors and know what medical help they can offer.

 

Who is a national home doctor?

 

A national home doctor is…

A medical doctor who is available to be at your service after hours. Many home visiting medical services employ board-certified medical doctors who are travelling all over the country, state per state, in order to deliver appropriate medical help for whoever needs it.

 

A national home doctor is…

A medical doctor who is registered and listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA), an agency part of the Australian Medical Board.

 

A national home doctor is…

Part of a home visiting doctor service recognized by the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and works according to the standards of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

 

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What services can a national home doctor offer?

Like your regular family doctor, a national home doctor is usually a general practitioner. This means that though GPs are not specialists in any area of medicine, they also do not concentrate on just one part of the body or specific diseases only. They cater to your holistic well-being. Because we all know that every part of our body is deeply connected, one symptom can mean a problem not just to that body part but to another as well. For instance, a wound on your toe may trigger an infection, and if you have diabetes, it may also pose further problems.

 

Below are just some of the most common medical conditions that a national home doctor can provide medical assistance to:

  • Systemic (Fever, headache, migraine, pain, allergies, etc.)
  • Gastro (Diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, nausea, etc.)
  • UTI (Urinary frequency, pain, bloody urine, incontinence, etc.)
  • Musculoskeletal (Strains, sprains, pain)
  • Skin (Rashes, bruising, sores, tenderness, etc.)
  • Viral infection (flu symptoms, cough, colds)

 

These conditions need urgent medical attention and patients somehow can’t wait for their GP to be available. However, bear in mind that a national home doctor is not the best person to rely on during emergency scenarios. It is still best to rush to the emergency department of the nearest hospital for life-threatening situations so that appropriate equipment and personnel can assist you immediately.

 

Without a home doctor service, patients would either unnecessarily travel far and wide to the hospital emergency department and get attended for non-emergency conditions, or they would just neglect their medical symptoms and take the risk of not seeking attention anytime their GP is unavailable. The availability of a national home doctor opens us to a world of convenient and accessible medical care, anytime, anywhere. Let us take advantage of this privilege and continue maintaining our overall health.

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