Home care doctor

Dr. Dennis Timko is a podiatrist in the St. Louis area who has provided outstanding foot and ankle care to patients for 10 years.  He has provided home care and house calls (Podiatrist home visits) to patients for 5+ years and has reestablished himself as being one of the few home care or house call doctors in the country that provide private home care visits.

Podiatrist home care and the future of medicine.  This article in the NY times discuss the future of medicine coming from house calls and that it will save money for both the government and the doctors.

With the pending changes in Healthcare in America, Dr. Timko feels that treating patients in there homes will be the wave of the future in health care.  “I believe that doctors in big groups and large hospital practices will begin to realize that the quality of care will decline when Obama-care begins next year in 2014, due to adding 43 million more insured patients and declining reimbursements, doctors will have a hard time keeping there practices open.”  Join in to Dr. Timko’s podcasts on healthcare in the US. Home visits or house calls will be a nice touch for patients that can’t leave their homes and need quality care in the comfort of their own home.

Podiatrist home visitsPodiatrist home visits or house calls will only be done on Fridays pending the doctors schedule.  Appointments will either be between the hours of 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm. Please call our office for an appointment or you can go online to schedule an appointment.

Medicare covers most home visits as long as they meet Medicare guidelines and are considered homebound.  Please see this form from Medicare for more information.

Some of the services that I can provide in the patients home are:

  • wound care
  • pallative foot care (fungus nails, trimming painful nails, calluses)
  • foot pain
  • ingrown toenails
  • foot infections
  • heel pain
  • ankle instability or weak ankles causing balance issues (see this blog on the Moore Balance Brace)

MUST BE CONSIDERED HOMEBOUND:

You must be homebound, and a doctor must certify that you’re homebound. To be homebound means the following:

  • Leaving your home isn’t recommended because of your condition.
  • Your condition keeps you from leaving home without help (such as using a wheelchair or walker, needing special transportation, or getting help from another person).
  • Leaving home takes a considerable and taxing effort.

A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as attending religious services. You can still get home health care if you attend adult day care, but you would get the home care services in your home.

List of Zip Codes that Dr. Timko visits patients in the St. Louis area each month:

Please note that these zip codes are subject to change.

List of Zip Codes that Dr. Timko visits patients in the St. Louis area each month:

Podiatrist home visits

Please note that these zip codes are subject to change.  Please contact us even if the zip code is not listed, we will do our best to still try and see the patient depending on Dr. Timko’s schedule. These Zip codes were designed by Dr. Timko’s, from his previous experience of 5 years of home care and most noted places of need and safety.

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

Zone 4

Zone 5

63112

63026

63011

63031

63301

63113

63109

63017

63033

63303

63115

63111

63021

63034

63304

63120

63116

63088

63134

63366

63121

63118

63122

63135

63367

63119

63131

63136

63368

63123

63141

63137

63376

63125

63146

63140

63385

63126

63147

63127

63128

63129

63139