Primary care house calls practice expands to Shreveport

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 07/21 2014 03:54PM

Updated 07/21 2014 04:00PM

You can now receive medical attention without having to leave your home thanks to a new primary care health practice.

MD2U, a house-calls only medical service,  has expanded into Shreveport.  MD2U is designed for homebound patients and is now available in the states of Louisiana, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio.

MD2U founder Dr. Michael Benfield said, "In 2004, we recognized that many frail elderly and disabled homebound patients were not getting the quality medical care that they needed. That was the beginning of MD2U.  We now provide everything from routine checkups to lab work, x-rays, EKGs and ultrasounds, and it's all provided in-home."

MD2U's unique program helps patients live independently longer, with fewer emergency room visits and hospitalizations.  MD2U also helps delay the need for skilled nursing home placement. MD2U services are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. 

 MD2U's Chief Operating Officer Karen Latta said, "MD2U is committed to providing quality in-home medical care in a supportive, team-oriented environment. We value intimate patient relationships centered on honesty, integrity, freedom of choice and human dignity."

Interested families can contact MD2U at (866) 460-3567 or visit MD2U's website at

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