House Calls FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a primary physician?

It is good to have a Primary Physician or Nurse Practitioner who knows all the medical concerns and medications involved in your care. They can manage your overall care as needed, without starting over each time going through a complete medical exam. Also, appropriate medical records are updated with each visit.

Will I need Primary Care when on hospice?

It is important to receive primary medical care so that any medical concern beyond hospice care can be addressed.

Where are Primary Care services provided?

They are provided in Signature Healthcare at Home physician clinics, but mainly in local nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

What areas does Primary Care cover?

The Oregon and Idaho Treasure Valley.

What concerns are addressed?

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Depression or Anxiety (or other counseling concerns)
  • Assistance with Advanced Directives