Doctors are going beyond hospital walls to care for patients

Doctors in the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor are going above and beyond to care for their patients through the House Calls program that brings doctors and medical students to the homes of patients to provide personal care.

Dr. Anita Major makes a patient house call.

Dr. Anita Major makes a patient house call.

The program operates weekdays; currently eight doctors participate in this program.

During their visit, doctors not only spend time assessing the needs of their patient, but they also take time to inform and educate caregivers on important information they should know. Dr. Anita Major, assistant professor of medicine-geriatrics at Baylor and leader of the program, says it is very soulful to get to know patients on a more personal level.

“There is so much more that impacts someone’s health instead of just the medicines they take,” said Major. “This is a very important and easy way to take care of the whole patient and the whole family.”

Watch this video to see a House Calls visit to a special patient.