House Call Services
Reinventing Home Physician Care
Our team provides House Calls for routine primary care, “urgent” care and “on call” services in Northern Virginia, assisting aging adults to remain healthy and thriving in the home setting. While some serious illnesses cannot be treated at home, most common adult medical concerns can be managed including chronic conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, COPD, back pain, osteoarthritis, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), and depression, and acute needs such as bronchitis, pneumonia, dehydration, infections and acute delirium. For aging adults, this option saves them from going to a clinic or the Emergency Room. House calls can generally be arranged within 24-48hours of the appointment request. For this service we bill insurance and there is also a modest Convenience Fee to cover travel and provider’s time.
Transitional Care (Extended Care Program)
Dr. Yirga knows that the days and weeks when a patient returns home from the hospital or a rehabilitation center are both frightening and dubious. Many times a follow up appointment with the patient’s primary care is not set for 6 weeks or longer post discharge. For client who utilize home care services upon returning home, Dr. Yirga can provide a house call within 48 hours of the discharge to go over the discharge recommendations to ensure patient understanding, provide medication reconciliation, and help facilitate necessary follow up services. We can correspond with your regular physician if you’d like, keeping them posted on your health status.This service is at no additional out of pocket charge to the home care client, Dr. Yirga only bills Medicare/Insurance so a co-pay applies.
We care about YOU! We want to meet both your healthcare needs and also your personal goals and desires. We are sensitive to beliefs, cultures, and end of life wishes.
About Dr. Yirga
Dr. Rahel G. Yirga is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD), and internal medicine residency at York Hospital’s Department of Medicine, in York, Pennsylvania under the direction of Residency Program Director, J. Wolfe Blotzer. She was one of the original founders of Winchester Medical Center’s Hospitalist Program in 2003. She has been working in private practice since 2011 and has 15+ years of experience serving geriatric patients in the hospital, acute rehabilitation, nursing home, assisted living and home care settings. Her true passion is providing home medical care. She is recognized by her patients as being on the cutting edge of medicine and being their “Guardian Angel.”
Dr. Yirga has privileges at Fairfax hospital, Alexandria hospital and Reston hospital. She serves as the Medical Director for Allegiance Home Care, helping homebound aging adults maintain independence at home.
Dr. Rajdeep Parmar, DO
Dr. Rajdeep Parmar, DO is an internal medicine specialist and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery in 1997. He specializes in diagnosing and treating cross-system illnesses that may affect multiple organ systems. He has extensive experience working with elderly patients in the hospital, skilled nursing facility, acute rehab, assisted living and home care environments.
Nancy Nicolson, ANP
Ms. Nicolson completed her undergraduate nursing degree at Worchester State University in Massachusetts where she trained and worked in some of Boston’s most respected hospitals. Nancy has years of nursing experience in hospice, home health, urgent care, family practice and nursing home care. She attended George Mason University in a program that was a collaboration with the Medical School at George Washington University and graduated with a Master’s in Nursing in 2012. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. As an ANP she has worked in internal medicine in private practice and providing care to nursing home residents. With Allegiance she works with Dr. Rahel Yirga to provide primary care to residents living in assisted living centers.
Diane Hendel, FNP-C, MSN, MBA
Diane Hendel, FNP-C, MSN, MBA brings over twenty years in geriatric care to Allegiance, with a special love for palliative care and neurological conditions. She received her Master’s of Nursing from Marymount University and an Master’s of Business Administration from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. She is an adjunct professor of nursing at Stratford University, and has experience in program development, case management, public health, and health promotion. She lives in Arlington with two dogs and a Bengal cat named Dudley. Her son, Alex, is a graduate student in economics and public policy at the University of Virginia.
Janine Prime, ANP
Janine Prime is board certified in adult and geriatric care with the ANCC. She received her bachelors in nursing from the University of Virginia, a masters in nursing from George Mason University and completed a post-masters nurse practitioner program in adult and geriatrics at Maryville University. Over the course of 13 years she practiced nursing in oncology, hospice, and emergency medicine. As a NP she has focused on primary care for residents in senior communities. She is known for her friendly, energetic nature, and focuses on a holistic, collaborative approach. Building a trusting relationship with excellent communication she feels is pivotal to the quality of care she provides to her patients and their families. Janine lives in Haymarket with her husband and two children where life keeps her busy with kids’ activities, community involvement and teaching CPR and babysitting courses. She enjoys running, music, reading, time with friends and family and following hockey.
Carol Hodgson, ANP, MSN, MBA
Carol Hodgson is a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of nursing experience in medical, surgical intensive care, cardiac care and emergency care while working in civilian, military and veteran medical centers. She served in the Army Nurse Corps, opening the first ever diabetes high risk clinic at a veterans medical center. Carol believes making house calls as a nurse practitioner is the “best ever” and finds great satisfaction in treating patients in their own environment. Her focus is to tailor the medical management for each individual circumstance, treating the patient holistically while honoring the wishes of the person and their loved ones. She has a Master of Business Administration from Marymount University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the George Mason/George Washington University Collaborative Program Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. Carol’s company, Clinical Care House Calls of Northern Virginia recently merged with Allegiance House Calls to provide better access to care for seniors across the NOVA region.
Excellent service, reliable, helpful, trustworthy, couldn’t expect more.”
To Learn more about Physician House Calls and receive pricing info, Contact Our Medical Director, Dr. Yirga today!
Phone: (703) 533-7337
Dr. Yirga and Associates bills a vast number of insurances. For some house call services we also charge a convenience fee which is due up front at your appointment. Our pricing is done in flat rates so that no one is looking at the clock during our appointments. We do not charge membership fees or mileage. What you are quoted is what you will pay. Please contact us for further pricing information.
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