Integrative Medicine Doctor & Addiction Treatment Specialist located in San Francisco, CA & Marin County, Mill Valley, CA
360-MD also offers house calls for urgent care or management of chronic problems for patients who prefer to be seen in their homes, hotels or at work. The facility offers services to the residents of Mill Valley, CA and throughout Marin County. In addition to seeing patients in the convenience of their homes, we offer world-class comprehensive primary care, integrative medicine and addiction treatment in our Mill Valley office.
House Calls Q & A
When Are Home Visits Appropriate Instead of In-Office Appointments?
A home visit or house call is perfect when driving someone to the doctor’s office impedes their health. A good example of an appropriate house call appointment is when a child is sick or for a senior with limited mobility. Even busy professionals can opt to see a doctor at home rather than take time off from work. We understand that schedules can be tight and it can be hard to fit in a visit to the doctor's office.
What Kinds of Illnesses Can Be Treated in a House Call?
If you or a loved one has the following illnesses or injuries, they can be evaluated in a house call:
- Colds and flu
- Ear infections
- Stomach illness including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Acute pain, like migraine headaches
- Opiate Withdrawal
- Hang Overs
- Injuries from Falls
- Cuts and Lacerations
- and more…
What treatments can you offer in a House Call?
- Oral and Injection medications
- Stitches and Wound Care
- Assisted Living Evaluation
- We can arrange for mobile X-ray, lab tests
What Types of Situations Are Not Appropriate for a House Call Appointment?
True emergencies are not appropriate for a house call-type of appointment. If you suspect a heart attack, stroke or have had major trauma, call 911 and seek care at an emergency room. The reason is that an emergency room has specialized equipment that helps healthcare professionals accurately diagnose and treat life-threatening conditions such as chest pain. When it comes to major trauma, more is involved than just stopping the bleeding and suturing wounds. An X-ray might be needed to determine if any bone damage is involved. Overnight hospitalization may be needed for monitoring. An emergency is best handled at an emergency room.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Zaphiris offers an innovative and much needed approach to primary care medicine, treating each patient as a unique human being ."
"I felt completely taken care of, and I am excited to know that I have a great doctor who also supports my choices to use natural medicine. "
"Dr. Zaphiris has a great balance of osteopathy/homeopathy and grounded traditional medicine."
"A genuinely caring, highly knowledgeable doctor who could treat the whole family holistically and give meaningful advice."
"She’s very pleasant, and has taken more time with me than any doctor has every done. I say, “Hat’s off to Dr. Alex!""
"She’s also incredibly committed to being there for her patients – she’s very present and reachable.”
"Thanks to the exercises you prescribed, I’m experiencing great relief from my back pain."
"I have so much more confidence in the care I get with her than I did with my previous doctor. I highly recommend.”"
"Dr. Zaphiris was extremely polite and courteous, respectful of me as both a colleague and a patient."
"…I am excited to know that I have a great doctor who also supports my choices to use natural medicine."
"I was in and out in less than half an hour with meds in hand, on the fast track to feeling much better. All health care practices should be like this."