A new private health care company, On Call Doctors, has been set up by a team of experienced local GPs. The lead GP is Dr Asif Sange, with colleagues Dr Asma Raul and Dr Sarah Crisp being part of the team. They say that the new private company was founded because they realised that patients’ problems are becoming more complex, especially in older adults, and that traditional 10-minute models very often mean that the doctor doesn’t have enough time to deal with everything in a professional and compassionate manner.
From their new centre on the Whitehills Business Park, the doctors say they can offer a modern stylish environment, raising the game in patient experience.
As part of their service, the doctors offer a unique home visiting service to help patients see a GP without having to travel. Prices start at £160, excluding the cost of any tests, for an exclusive visit. On Call Doctors say that the benefits of using this service include the ease and speed with which you can see a doctor, plus the convenience of not having to travel or wait at a surgery.
On Call Doctors add that home visits normally last around an hour, depending on the needs of the patient. This means that the visiting doctor can take the patient’s history, carry out an examination and devise a treatment plan. They can also complete private prescriptions and even dispense medication like antibiotics that is in stock. The doctor will wear full personal protective equipment during the home visit to ensure patients’ safety.
Lead GP Doctor Sange says, ‘Elderly people tend to have more complex needs that cannot always be addressed in a brief appointment. An unhurried home visit means we can take the time to address those needs properly, particularly with chronic conditions like diabetes or dementia. We are here to provide a personal doctor-to-you service that is convenient and never rushed, for the maximum benefit to our patients.’
On Call Doctors also offer monthly payment services such as the Platinum GP To You Service which costs £119 per month. This includes a home visit lasting up to 40 minutes, private prescriptions, On Call Vitality Blood tests that check nine body parameters, a laboratory based urine test and six visits in a calendar year
Laura Peters is the patient relationship manager – and she can be contacted on 01253 834055. For more information visit www.oncalldoctors.co.uk