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Doctors Making House Calls? ER Direct Does
East Bay Express

A few weeks ago, when John LeBourgeois’ daughter was struck with symptoms of the flu, he figured he had 48 hours to act. If he got her Tamiflu within that time period, he knew she’d have a greater chance of fighting off the virus. But because LeBourgeois doesn’t have health insurance, going to the doctor wasn’t an option. He also wanted to avoid the emergency room — the last time he’d visited Alta Bates’ with his daughter (to put three stitches in a cut finger), he wound up with a $1,400 bill.