Nov. 28, 2005
DR. CINDY PINSON
Huntington Family Practitioner Revives Old Time Practice: She Makes House Calls
By David M. Kinchen
Editor, Huntington News Network
Huntington, WV (HNN) – It was a good idea years ago – doctors making house calls – and it’s a good idea today. That’s the reasoning behind Pinson Mobile Medicine and Cindy Pinson, M.D. of Huntington making house calls.
Dr. Pinson is licensed in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky and is board certified in family practice. She’s a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.
She is a graduate of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. She did her residency training at the Department of Family and Community Health at the J.C. Edwards School of Medicine.
“House calls are not just for the elderly on Medicare,” she said. “They are for patients of all ages. A busy mother who can’t get her son or daughter to a doctor’s office can benefit from my services.”
She explained that house calls were fairly common until Medicare stopped reimbursing physicians adequately in 1968. Thirty years later, in 1998, this practice was changed, making house calls “profitable again for physicians,” she added.
Dr. Pinson is using HouseCall Doctors — a complete mobile medical practice utilizing licensed physicians only – as a consultant. “Our doctors are available throughout the area and are fully equipped to provide the most comprehensive and finest quality medical care that you deserve,” she said. HouseCall Doctors provides these complete medical services in the privacy and comfort of your own home, or workplace.