Thursday, June 5, 2014

House calls go Hollywood

Mindy Fain, Chief of Geriatrics at the University of Arizona, penned a fabulous Op-Ed in today's Los Angeles Times extolling the virtues of home care medicine to what is surely a wide new audience. Readers of GeriPal are probably familiar with how house calls can provide safe, effective care that is both cherished by patients and cost-saving to boot - but I hope visibility like this will help the message sink in with policymakers as well!

Coincidentally, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Fain this morning as we both arrived at a scientific workshop designed to engage geriatricians and basic scientists in a conversation about how to move recent advances in aging biology into the clinic. What a day! House calls to mouse models to clinical trials and back again. It is an exciting time to be a geriatrician!

by: John Newman

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