Queensland Home Doctor Service Provides Convenient and Affordable Bulk Billing Doctors to Unwell Australians
QUEENSLAND, Australia August 2014 – Queensland’s home doctor service, Dial a Local Doctor is now providing unwell Australians across the country with affordable medical treatment options, with the service’s expansion last month in to all Australian states and territories, excluding the ACT.
Dial a Local Doctor (DaLD) has had nationwide success by offering the Australian public after-hours bulk billing doctors, giving sick people an affordable medical option to leaving the house at their weakest or in their most vulnerable condition in order to attend an after hours hospital emergency ward. Instead, the doctor from Dial a Local Doctor comes directly to the patient. www.dald.com.au
DaLD CEO Zaffar Khan says, “Our doctors go to the patient’s home after hours when most medical centres are closed. Choices for medical care become very limited for patients after hours, and the only options are to call an ambulance, go to a hospital emergency department or drive around searching for an after-hours medical centre, which are few and far between, often have extended waiting periods and don’t always offer bulk billing doctors. Above all our service is convenient for patients.” www.dald.com.au
DaLD has fully qualified, friendly and professional doctors, delivering an after-hours home doctor service, supported by an efficient administration and management team. After the initial phone call, a DaLD home visiting doctor will usually see the patient within two hours. “All of our doctors are accompanied by a chaperone who drives the doctor to and from patients and assists the doctor with administration,” says Zaffar. “Very soon, we will be replacing the chaperones with enrolled nurses so that the doctors can be further assisted and supported with providing highly professional care.” www.dald.com.au
DaLD’s bulk billing doctors only accept patients with non-life-threatening illnesses or conditions, and do not treat emergency conditions such as heart attacks, epilepsy, profuse bleeding, broken bones, pregnancy complications, possible strokes, etc. www.dald.com.au
Forty seven per cent of DaLD patients are under 19 years old, so often parents call and make the appointment for a home visiting doctor, to save them the stress of loading the whole family into the car to find treatment for the sick child. Parent, Dano-Ellen Danelle-Ellenay Venter, expressed gratitude for the home doctor service through social media: “Thank You, Dial a Local Doctor-Mackay. We receive excellent service from you, especially when you have sick kids at night! We wish you all the best for this service to stay in our region, and expand!”
- Contact Information
- Zaffar Khan
- Chief Executive Officer
- Dial A Local Doctor
- (61) 0400 162 163
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