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House calls for older patients appears to save Medicare money
San Francisco Chronicle

Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams’ daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.

Then Adams found a doctor who makes house calls, and the 89-year-old hasn’t needed ER care in the nearly two years since.

“I’m not a wimpy female,” Adams said as Dr. Eric De Jonge wheeled his medical bag into her dining room and sat down to examine her. “I have only 11 years to make 100, and I’m going to make it.”

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