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Some doctor house visit services include Heal in Los Angeles, Pager in New York City, and Mend in Dallas.
Telemedicine services are located nationally hosted by private companies as well as many tertiary care centers.
However, telemedicine and house calls have yet to make significant ingress in the surgical fields which include ENT.
When it comes to ENT, much of what we do is very similar to what a primary care doctor can already do... look in the ears, nose, and throat. However, what differentiates ENT from primary care are the procedural interventions that can be performed to try and figure out what may be ailing a patient not responding to the usual treatment. Indeed, the majority of patients seen in the ENT clinic undergo some type of procedural evaluation or treatment beyond what a primary care doctor is able to do.
Very common ENT procedures include:
1) Endoscopy - performed to evaluate hoarse voice, nasal obstruction, oral masses, etc.
2) Binocular ear microscopy - used to evaluate ear foreign bodies, eardrum perforations, earwax removal, etc.
3) Audiograms - test performed to evaluate pretty much any type of ear symptom including tinnitus, hearing loss, ear clogging, etc.
4) Scheduling and performing surgical procedures