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Upstate at Home program offers urgent care house calls

Christian Knutsen, MDAn old medical custom -- the house call -- is being revived. Upstate at Home will send a doctor to homes in Syracuse‘s eastern suburbs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily to deal with minor maladies, such as sore throats or ear infections, thus avoiding a difficult trip to a hospital or a long wait at a doctor‘s office, explained Christian Knutsen, MD, the Upstate emergency medicine physician who created the program. Patients call Upstate to speak to a nurse, who sends a doctor if the case is appropriate. The visit requires a co-payment, and many insurance companies will cover the visit. Learn more at http://www.upstate.edu/emergency/healthcare/upstateathome/index.php