Frequently Asked Questions:
Tell me about your Immediate Care Clinic in Brookfield!
Our clinic is located 624 W. Lockling Avenue, in the Brookfield Plaza (by the Captain Dan's Steakhouse and the movie theater). Come and see us, and we will care for your family!
Am I eligible for house-call care?
If you are having difficulty with being able to leave your home to visit a provider’s office, then house-call visits are likely covered much like a regular visit to an office-based provider.
Which insurance coverages do you accept?
We accept Medicare, Missouri Care, and many other insurances. Private-pay options are also available. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars can also be used.
Will my insurance cover house calls?
Medicare and Missouri Care insurance will cover house calls for qualified patients. Medicare covers 80% of the allowable amount, with the other 20% billed to the patient’s secondary insurer - much like in a provider’s office.
How much does an AMHCT house call cost?
We accept Medicare and most insurance for AMHCT house calls. Deductibles or co-payments required for medical services are handled in the same way as a trip to a providers’s office. Private-pay house calls start at $120 for a new patient, basic visit, and $100 for an established patient basic visit. This includes the history/physical exam/assessment/plan/prescription (with extra charges for procedures/supplies/injections).
Do you accept Medicaid?
Yes, we do accept home health care patients with Medicaid coverage.
Do you take private pay patients?
Yes. We do accept cash, check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard/PayPal at time of the house call
How quickly can an AMHCT provider visit?
Home visits can usually be scheduled within 1-2 days of receiving your call. Give us a call, email or text!
Are house calls available on weekends?
House calls are typically scheduled during week days.
How often will the provider come out to visit?
Your health care needs will determine house call frequency. If you are sick and experiencing issues, your provider will see you quickly. Your AMHCT provider will (with your permission) communicate with your regular provider to coordinate your overall management of health. We can conduct appropriate house calls at your request.
What if I need an urgent house call?
When needed, we can usually get to your home for urgent needs on a same-day basis.
What mobile healthcare services do you offer?
We offer essentially the same health care services you would receive in a doctor’s office setting including physical examination, minor procedures (simple laceration repair), and ordering laboratory services, diagnostic testing and x-ray/imaging when necessary.
What if I have to go to the hospital?
Your AMHCT provider works and communicates with all the local area hospitals and will advise/make recommendations to you as to whether your condition requires a hospital visit or stay.
What are the in-home care house call provider hours?
AMHCT will make house calls during the posted hours on this site, and as needed.
Can I still see my regular provider?
Absolutely. AMHCT communicates with your regular provider during your course of treatment and will consult with any specialty providers if deemed necessary.
What if I need to contact my AMHCT Provider after hours?
After hours, we have an alternate contact (660-530-9992) with voice mail. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be regularly monitored.
Who is the collaborating physician for AMHCT?
Terry Thrasher, DO collaborates with Mike Holtz, FNP-C and is available for consultation. You have the right to communicate with Dr. Thrasher. Jerry Bruggeman, MD collaborates with Shirley Arnold, FNP-C and Courtney Ramsey, FNP-C
Do you come out for emergency visits?
Feel free to contact the provider at any time; we will schedule a sick visit within 1 to 24 hours. However, if it is a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the emergency room.
Anyone in the family (all ages) can be seen, in your own home on a scheduled basis. This allows busy families to get care when it fits their schedule, and without having to miss work or school.
Common ailments typically seen and treated by AMHCT include allergies, coughs, influenza, ear problems, nausea/vomiting, skin conditions, rashes, and insect bites. They are also able to perform sports physicals, blood pressure and wellness checks, weight management, screening for anxiety and/or depression, as well as administering influenza and other vaccines.
Telemedicine visits are also available once a patient has been initially seen face to face, and is utilized sometimes with follow-ups.
*Advanced Medical does not provide any in-home well-woman, obstetrical, or gynecological services. Please schedule with our office (660.268.4006), or your OB/GYN provider for these services.
They do not prescribe narcotic/scheduled medications or long term pain management.
Paying for the service is easy. We have a same-day cash pay discount available.
Flexible Spending Account dollars (FSA) can also be used for this visit fee. You will be provided with a detailed receipt from the visit as well.
AMHCT, LLC also accepts many private insurances, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For these visits, it is typically necessary to be able to document issues which prevent the client from seeking care in a traditional office. For example, mobility challenges, transportation (icy roads), shortness of breath with exertion, etc.
Mike Holtz, family nurse practitioner, has been a member of the community since 2000 and has worked in many facets of healthcare including EMS, Emergency, and family practice. He collaborates with Dr. Terry Thrasher, DO, a long-time fixture and favorite in the Macon/Moberly/Salisbury area.
Shirley Arnold, family nurse practitioner, has been a registered nurse for nearly 3 decades and has worked in many facets of healthcare including Flight Nurse, Emergency, and family practice. She collaborates with Dr. Jerry Bruggeman, MD,
For more information concerning Advanced Medical House Call and Telemedicine, or to set up a house call: 660-530-9992 or visit advancedmedicalhousecalls.net .
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Pediatric Dosing Guide
Medication For Fever :
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosing Chart
May give acetaminophen dose every 4 - 8 hours: No more than 5 doses in 24hrs
Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) Dosing Chart
( FOR BABIES 6 MONTHS and ABOVE ONLY )
May give ibuprofen dose every 6 - 8 hours
Benadryl Dosing Chart
DIPHENHYDRAMINE (Brand Name: Benadryl)**
For infants 6 months or older only**
Benadryl is an antihistamine, so it can be used for allergic reactions, allergies, and for cough/cold symptoms. It can be given every 6 hours.