[BLOG] The Low Overhead Practice: How House Calls Can Save You Thousands
Seven years ago I was completely burned out in practice. I was sick of working 11-hour days, 6 days a week, and chasing tiny reimbursement checks that paid me pennies on the dollar after waiting 3 months.
I fell out of love with being a doctor, and I knew something had to change.
This wasn’t the practice I envisioned. This wasn’t the life I had planned. I knew there had to be another way.
So I decided to start a House Call Practice…
And with that one decision, 80% of my overhead and expenses went away...
[PODCAST] Changing the World... One Mobile Bike Shop at a Time
When Chris Guillemet realized his bike would be sitting in the shop for at least a week, he knew something had to give.
As an avid marathon runner and triathlete, Chris couldn't afford the inconvenience and wait time that's expected in a typical bike shop. So he combined his business acumen and love of cycling with his business partners to create a business model where cyclists can have the bike shop come to them.
Launched in Vancouver, BC, Velofix is now growing across North America as a fleet of mobile bike shops offering premium, expert service anywhere a customer needs them.
If you want to learn how to build a thriving house call business, listen in to this podcast as Chris shares the evolution of Velofix from an innovative idea for going mobile...to the international brand it is today.
[PODCAST] Building a House Call Practice That Stands Out
Ryan DesJardins, Co-Owner of PDX At Home Veterinary Services, came on to the podcast talk about how to start and build a house call practice that stands out.
He and his wife, Dr. Louise Mesher, DVM, took the leap to make their house call practice full time in 2010, and within one month, it skyrocketed!
They turned a part-time venture into a thriving team of house call veterinarians and technicians providing care for pets throughout the Portland area and being the go-to experts in giving pets a better quality of life.
How did they do it?
By doing what no other practice was...
Focusing on how they’re different. Providing a level of care that offered comfort and compassion in a pet’s own environment. Knowing exactly who they are and the type of patients they wanted to attract.
And focusing all of their efforts into that vision.
So if you’re looking for a different way to practice and a different way to care for your community, you've gotta check out this podcast...
[PODCAST] Insights from the Real Life "House" Doctor
With the fast-paced nature of modern life and modern medicine, Dr. Michael Farzam already knew, during his residency, that the paradigm for patient care had to change.
Dr. Farzam started and built his house call practice on the premise that every patient deserves the luxury and security of a concierge physician who visits them wherever they are.
He and his team visit patients at home, at the office, a hotel room, or nearly any other environment where they feel most comfortable.
Learn why Dr. Farzam is fondly known as the real life "House" by some of his patients and the impact he's making by giving care to those how don't have the time, access, or option to go to the doctor.
His story is truly the power of house calls at work...
[BLOG] How Do I Start a House Call Practice
Starting is always the hardest part! Making the decision to build a house call practice or incorporate house calls into an existing practice comes down to recognizing an opportunity.
The opportunity to build more streams of revenue, work fewer hours and still make a good living, or have new freedom and flexibility in your life. The definition of opportunity is different for everyone.
So when health and wellness professionals consider starting a house call practice or home health care business, the first question that typically comes to mind is, “where do I start?”
The house call practice model is gaining attention because it offers professionals a way to build a health practice with less start-up, less overhead, more time with patients, and more revenue.
This offers instant curb appeal, and this model can be applied to any of these situations:
- You have your own practice.
- You work for someone and want to start your own practice.
- You’re a new grad and looking for the best way to start your career.
The key is knowing how to incorporate house calls effectively to your specific practice situation and industry.
Check out this blog, where I map out the key ways to get started based on your specific situation...
[PODCAST] Changing Seniors' Lives with House Calls
Dr. Tim Fox and his company, Fox Rehabilitation, are founded on the idea of one important concept...
helping people reclaim their lives.
Understanding the challenges that patients may have leaving their home to receive care, Dr. Fox reinvented how people receive physical, occupational, and speech therapy by bringing care right into their homes.
Learn how Fox Rehabilitation is able to offer better assessments and better outcomes for their patients through house calls in this powerful interview.
[PODCAST] Putting Patients First Again with House Calls: The House Call Practice Program
After 4 visits to the doctor with nothing but long waits, high deductibles, and no answers, Thompson Aderinkomi knew that no one should deal with the challenges he and his family faced trying to get care for their son.
Using his business acumen and patient perspective, Thompson founded RetraceHealth, a Minnesota-based service that provides primary care to patients in the comfort of their homes.
Learn how Thompson and his team are breaking the mold to give patients the quality time and care they deserve.