Since God cares for us and about our mental health, we can practice picturing him as a doctor who offers house calls. He comes to us when we need him (in fact, he is always there, but that’s another point) and will always make time for us. A doctor who makes house calls seems outdated and unheard of these days, but studies are showing that this trend could (and should!) make a comeback. According to this article, five benefits of making house calls are a reduction in hospitalizations, improvement of patient safety, time savings for the patient, a profit increase for the practice, due to the reduction of overhead costs, and a good antidote for physician burnout (Remy Franklin, “Benefits of House Calls for Patients and Providers,” Mobius MD, November 4, 2019, https://mobius.md/2019/11/04/benefits-of-house-calls-for-patients-and-providers/).
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