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Those at risk for a pulmonary embolism

A pulmonary embolism is the result of a clot in another part of the body (often the leg or arm) moving through the bloodstream and becoming lodged in the blood vessels of the lung. While anyone can develop PE, there are certain factors that put others more at risk, such as being inactive for long periods of time (especially while traveling via motor vehicle, train or plane); having a history of heart failure, stroke, COPD, or other underlying health concerns; taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives) or hormone replacement therapy; being overweight or obese; suffering trauma or injury to a vein, possibly after a recent surgery, fracture or due to varicose veins; and being pregnant or having given birth in the previous six weeks.

After you have been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, you may prefer to receive treatment in the comfort of your own home. While many people living with PE seek in-person care at a doctor’s office, some of the potential symptoms—such as shortness of breath, chest pain, or even coughing up blood—can make this task difficult to do.

In-home pulmonary embolism treatment

DispatchHealth is happy to provide in-home urgent medical care for those who are unable or would prefer not to visit a medical clinic in person. We will send a fully-equipped team—including a nurse practitioner or physician assistant and an EMT-level trained medical technician, along with an ER physician that is available by phone or video—to ensure that you receive the treatment you need for pulmonary embolism. We can provide most of the same services that an emergency room or urgent care clinic provides, but typically at a lower cost and without requiring you to leave your home. We’ll also be sure to get in contact with your primary care provider to ensure continuity of care, and we can even send electronic prescriptions of medications to your in-network pharmacy. Whatever you need, DispatchHealth is here for you.

People living with pulmonary embolism can contact DispatchHealth today to request care. We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, and we have the experience necessary to provide the stress-free, in-home treatment you require.

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