Years ago, it was common for doctors to make house calls, but today, patients go to them for a check-up.
Times seem to be changing again as the aging population grows.
At age 71, Dr. Harry Stoller could be enjoying full-time retirement, but instead he is “re-careering” himself by taking appointments for house calls, the old fashioned way.
Stoller works with geriatric patients and makes house calls for many who have a tough time getting out of their home, like Sue Wagner.
Bruce Wagner, husband of Sue Wagner, said that “having that doctor service come here, well I can't tell you how important it is. It really relieves my mind that I can still continue to give Sue as much as I can.”
At the age of 62, Sue was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s.
For the past year, she has been under 24-hour senior care at South Bend's Wedgewood Pines.
Although he has practiced medicine for years, Stoller’s house call business is just a couple of months old.
At most, he will see about ten patients a day.
Stoller says he wants to give every patient plenty of attention and stay focused on his motto: “have stethoscope, will travel.”
Dr. Stoller’s services are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.
He also plans on buying some digital and mini-lab technology that he can use during his visits.
Dr. Stoller's practice is called "SIR Care" and you can reach them at SirCare.com or call 574-291-2273.