Doctor house calls at your home, office, hotel or nursing / care home in Los Angeles area

Frequently Asked Questions

PLEASE NOTE: We take infection prevention very seriously. The doctor will be wearing a face mask. Hands are cleaned prior to any examinations and gloves are worn. Additional precautions are done behind the scenes as well such as the washing of equipment and screening of the doctor for asymptomatic infection.

In which areas of Los Angeles do you offer in-home visits?

Los Angeles and Los Angeles county: Pasadena, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Santa Monica, Westwood, Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Culver City, Calabasas. If you don’t see your city listed please call us (424) 333-0613 to inquire if we can service your area.

Will you visit me at my family member's home or nursing /assisted living facility?

Yes, we will visit you wherever you are, except a hospital.

Do you offer Telehealth (virtual / online) appointments?

Yes, this includes real-time telephone or live audio-video interaction typically with a patient using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

What are your in-home visiting hours?

In-home and facility doctor visits are made Monday through Friday.

Available for non-urgent and non-emergency visits.

Doctor can also be reached anytime via e-mail and by phone call.

Does the doctor treat all ages, or just seniors?

Doctor treats adults, age 18 and over.

How does an in-home appointment work?

Just like any regular doctor office appointment. We will go over your health history, your current/diagnoses, questions that you may have at the moment, review and/or prescribe medications, and order lab work (provided by an outside company). If needed, more complex tests such as X-rays ultra-sound scan and ECG (electrocardiogram) may be ordered and performed at home. Telehealth visits are available.

We take infection prevention very seriously. The doctor will be wearing a face mask. Hands are cleaned prior to any examinations and gloves are worn. Additional precautions are done behind the scenes as well such as the washing of equipment and screening of the doctor for asymptomatic infection.

How do I prepare for an in-home appointment?

Wear comfortable clothing.

During the first appointment we would need to see your Medicare card, all medications that you take, all lab work that was done before and as much of your health history as possible.

 

 

What clothes should I wear for an appointment?

Wear comfortable fitting clothes.

What if I need a specialist?

Referrals to specialists are done as needed.

Can we call you in case of emergency?

No, we only do nonurgent and nonemergency visits. Urgent and emergent concerns should be taken to your local urgent care center, hospital emergency room, or by calling 911.

Can I contact you out of visiting hours?

I can be reached anytime via e-mail and by phone call for nonurgent and nonemergency calls.

Urgent and emergent concerns should be taken to your local urgent care center, hospital emergency room, or by calling 911.

How do I make an appointment?

Please call (424) 333-0613 or email us at emeltser@carehomevisitdoctor.com
Please provide your name, call back number and information of your issues and we will call you back to set up an appointment.

Who can make the appointment?

The individual or the individual’s power of attorney can make the appointment. Please call (424) 333-0613 or email us at emeltser@carehomevisitdoctor.com
Please provide your name, call back number and information of your issues and we will call you back to set up an appointment.

What is my out-of-pocket cost if I have Medicare?

If you have Medicare it will not cost you anything. We will bill Medicare directly, you don’t have to do anything.

How do I pay for service if I don’t have Medicare?

Your fee is due at the time of visit. We accept cash, check, and credit cards.

Do you accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance in the traditional sense. We will provide you with the documentation that can be submitted to your health insurance company for reimbursement.

Are you licensed?

Dr. Meltser is licensed to practice in the state of California (20A15938). See Dr. Meltser’s medical experience.

Do you have an office?

Yes but it is for administrative duties only.  All in-person visits are done at the patient’s location. 

What is geriatrics?

Our bodies and minds change over time. Looking at any group of people will show you those changes. Babies and children are in the process of growing physically and mentally. Adults are fully grown, but their bodies and minds still continuously respond to the environment.

As we approach our later years, the mental and physical adaptations we have made over our lifetimes continue to accumulate. The normal aging process also influences how we think, how we do physical activities, how we eat, and generally how well we can handle the environment.

The metabolism we had as kids and young adults slows down as we get older. We might also be taking medications for various medical conditions.

Because of how we change over time, the way medical professionals approach medical evaluation and treatment also changes. Any medical condition that we have tends to change over time as we get older. Medical conditions tax our bodies over time. Even if medical conditions are well controlled or aren’t present, the body continues to experience normal aging.

Because of these changes, our bodies will have a more difficult time dealing with any new health problems. The same goes with the treatments that we have for health issues. Older individuals do not process medications the same as younger individuals. Older individuals are also not able to handle surgeries as easily as younger individuals.

We find that issues that wouldn’t be a major problem in a younger person might need a closer look in an older individual. We might also find that a medication that we have been taking for years is now no longer necessary or is now more risky and helpful. There are also things that don’t change. Healthy eating, physical activity, and the importance of keeping in touch with others continue to be important things that should be maintained throughout our lives.

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In-home clinical care for older Americans.