About the Organization
Doctors Making Housecalls ("DMH")is a pioneering group practice of 35 clinicians making 45,000 home visits a year in the Research Triangle and Triad regions of North Carolina. Nationally renowned as the gold standard for "home based primary care," we have created both a new practice model as well as a new job role which offers special advantages not available anywhere else in the profession.
The job role we created is the antidote to the office-base, hamster-wheel practice all too common on today's health care landscape. We offer flexible scheduling combined with outstanding, productivity-based compensation in the top 1% for primary care physicians in our service area. Our clinicians enjoy seeing medically complex patients and are not constrained by rigid, time-limited appointment slots or mandated production goals that do not allow adequate time to provide high quality care. As a member of our practice, you move through the day at your own pace, giving patients as much or as little time as their problems warrant. You have the time and flexibility to diagnose and treat problems, counsel patients and their family caregivers, and coordinate care among various venues and levels of care. In other words, our medical staff functions as real clinicians, not "triage officers" who only have enough time to figure out which subspecialist to refer to.
When our primary care clinicians do need to refer, there are numerous subspecialties represented within our practice, including psychiatry, neurology, endocrinology, cardiology, pulmonary and critical care, podiatry and wound care. For subspecialties not represented within our practice, we have a list of "outside" subspecialtists who we know do a great job consulting on our patients. We also coordinate closely with the hospitalists and ER physicians throughout our service area.
Our medical staff also benefits from electronic, cloud-based medical records and practice management systems which are comprehensive, user friendly, and accessible anywhere on the planet. This helps our clinicians document in a way that supports the high levels of service we provide to our complex patients, which ensure that everyone gets paid appropriately for what they do -- without gaming the system in the slightest.
We also employ an extensive, well-trained administrative staff which is extremely dedicated to supporting our medical staff in all the ways a good office staff supports clinicians in a more "traditional" setting. Moreover, our clinicians are collegial and very supportive of one another, more so than in most medical group practices. Being employed by DMH is like having your own practice, except with comprehensive, sophisticated support mechanisms which office- or hospital-based physicians only dream of.
In addition to outstanding compensation, our group also offers solid benefits including malpractice insurance with no "tail" requirement, health insurance, a great savings and profit-sharing plan which is fully vested from day 1 of employment, and flexible time off for vacation or CME. And because 75% of our patients are in some form of senior "congregate living," including assisted living facilities, there is much less traveling around than one would imagine: Our clinicians visit an average of only 2 locations a day. (We do no work in skilled nursing facilities or SNFs.)
Regarding location, our service area encompasses one of the most desirable, culturally rich, cosmopolitan places to live, work or raise a family in the country -- in the top ten of nearly every "best places" list published for over a decade. Four distinct, beautiful seasons and easy access to the fabulous Blue Ridge Mountains and Carolina Coast, further enhance the appeal of our location.