A Doctor in the House

Client Greenwich Time
Categories Health
Date 12-13-2009
URL Launch Project

Dr. Thomas Pellechi ascends the steps of a Greenwich home on a recent afternoon, black bag in hand. It would be like a scene out of an old movie, minus Pellechi’s Toyota Prius in the driveway.

In an era of packed waiting rooms and routinely sitting on hold with insurance companies, a brand of old-fashioned medicine is still being practiced by a handful of Greenwich doctors.

The house call, once considered a quaint symbol of a bygone era, is alive and well in town, and is on the rise across the country. For the most part, seniors and home-bound patients are the primary recipients of house calls, but home visits are also offered by emerging boutique practices.

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