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Current Health Medical Group Makes House Calls to Combat Swine Flu Epidemic
Date:5/1/2009

Current Health Offers Individuals Timely Access to High Quality Medical Care When It Is Needed Most

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWeb) May 1, 2009 - As the swine flu epidemic nears a full pandemic, San Francisco Bay Area doctor's clinics and hospital emergency rooms have been inundated with patients requesting to be tested. During a time of acute uncertainty and potential hardship, Current Health offers a clear and convenient choice in terms of quality medical care and accurate information. Concerned individuals can contact Current Health - 24 hours a day, seven days a week - and within one hour receive an in-home visit from a board certified doctor. Additionally, Current Health physicians are continually updating the firm's Web site, Facebook page and Twitter account with valuable insight and information regarding the latest developments associated with swine flu.

On Wednesday of this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 91 confirmed cases of swine flu across ten states; up from 64 cases in 5 states originally reported as recently as Tuesday. On the same day, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the global spread of swine flu, a pandemic, is likely. In response to its own warning, the WHO raised its alert level to Phase 5. Phase 5 is the next-to-highest level in the worldwide warning system and up until now has never been declared. "The first line of defense against swine flu - or any large threat to public health - is consistent access to valuable primary care services and preventative medicine," said Jordan Shlain, Current Health's CEO and founder. "Current Health offers reassurance, clarity and peace-of-mind through a healthcare delivery platform that is accessible, responsive and affordable." Current Health is an 'always-on' medical practice and provides its members the convenience of house call visits that are available to them 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Current Health performs house calls to San Francisco, Marin and the East Bay - providing many of the same services that are offered in a traditional medical office. Physicians usually arrive at house calls within an hour and generally spend 30 to 45 minutes with each patient, making follow up calls and visits as necessary. Current Health is a fee-for-service medical practice and delivers care based on patients' needs rather than insurance company policies. During a home or clinic visit, Current Health physicians provide all the paper work and coding for their patients to submit to their insurance company. Most insurance providers will reimburse a percentage (ranging anywhere from 50 to 80 percent) of the service and consider it "out of network."

Resources
Not only committed to providing convenient access to high quality medical care, Current Health also believes in openly available access to accurate and timely information. Individuals interested in learning more about swine flu and a variety of other healthcare related topics are encouraged to refer to the following resources:

Current Health on the Web
http://www.currenthealth.com

Current Health on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Current-Health-Medical-Group/130608000541?ref=ts&nctrct=1239749229782

Current Health on Twitter
http://twitter.com/CurrentHealth

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Web Site
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

World Health Organization - Web Site
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html

About Current Health Medical Group
Current Health Medical Group was founded by Dr. Jordan Shlain in 1997 under the name San Francisco On Call Medical Group Inc. He found his inspiration during a house call to an elderly woman during his residency. Initially focused on providing services to top Bay Area hotels and to the maritime and airline industries, Current Health continues to set the standard in providing medical care to those constituencies as well as individuals in the area. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Shlain earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.D. from Georgetown University Medical School. He is an assistant clinical professor at the U.C.S.F. Medical Center and a medical economics lecturer at U.C. Berkeley. He is also the Northern California medical director for Lufthansa Airlines, and is on the board of directors for the San Francisco Medical Society.

Current Health's office can be reached at (415) 732-7029. San Francisco Current Health offices and clinic are located at 490 Post Street, Suite 710, San Francisco, CA 94102. Garage parking is available below the building at 520 Mason Street. Information about the practice and the member benefits can be found on the Web at www.currenthealth.com.

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