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I'm always touched by the kind words of those I've helped. Here are a few excerpts from the letters and testimonials I've received over the years, along with links to the original documents, with identifying information removed.
"Giving my mother back to me"
On Dr. Barton’s first visit, she did a thorough examination which included dementia testing. What she found was that my mother was in a state of extreme depression. . . . Dr. Barton then took an immense amount of time to explain in detail exactly what depression meant, what the treatment would entail, and what the results would be. . . . I will forever be in Dr. Barton’s debt for giving my mother back to me. Read more . . .
"Dr. Barton's help was immeasurable"
I can only say that it was a miracle that I was given Dr Barton’s name at a time of extreme stress and helplessness in my life. . . . Dr. Barton’s help was immeasurable - not enough words suffice. She is/was one of my heroes. I will be forever grateful. Read more . . .
"At home and at peace"
Dr. Barton’s intelligent and loving presence was a great comfort. . . . We were so grateful to be able, thanks to her, to honor my husband’s desire to be at home and at peace, and would recommend her to anyone desiring the most compassionate and least intrusive or disruptive medical help. Read more . . .
"She walked this rough and rocky path with us"
Dr. Barton was quickly able to sort out the situation. She walked this rough and rocky path with us, providing not only the medical care needed at the oddest of hours, but providing as well, counsel, advice, and all manner of comfort . . . . It is the way that doctors used to practice. It is the way doctors should practice in the future. Dr. Barton’s compassion and holistic view of the patient, and of the process of dying made of this most difficult of situations a sacred journey which we will all remember with gratitude. Read more . . .
"A caring concerned doctor"
My husband knew what he wanted at the end of his life - a caring concerned doctor who would honor his wish to remain at home. Read more . . .
"Your kind and gentle approach is just what she needed"
My 91-year-old mom . . . did not take easily to new people, while at the same time resisting the idea that she could not go out any longer to see the doctor she had seen for years. . . . Your kind and gentle approach is just what she needed to feel reassured. . . . You put us in touch with an entire at-home network of medical care professionals so my mom did not need to leave her home for blood work, x-rays, physical therapy, the eye doctor and even the dentist. You made this process so easy. It was one less thing we needed to worry about so we could focus on my mom. . . . As her condition worsened you were very caring. I was so impressed with the way you checked on her condition and even visited her at the hospital during one of her last days. You were a wonderful sounding board for me during that difficult time. Read more . . .
"The best way to keep and care for him at home"
When my husband in failing health became homebound in a wheelchair I was delighted and greatly relieved to hear about Doctor Pamela Barton, “The Visiting Doctor.” . . . She came and spent a great deal of time examining him and talking to us to explain and accept his medical condition and the best way to keep and care for him at home . . . . She included our daughter and our son and kept them advised about his condition with phone calls and face to face meetings to help them understand his medical problems. I am also very grateful for her help in the last week of husband’s life: she came to see him on the evening of his death to ease his breathing and to allow him to die peacefully at home with his family. Read more . . .
"She and her office and nursing staff were incredibly kind and efficient and always available"
Our family first met Dr. Barton while my Father was on his deathbed and, as a result of her care, we were able to fulfill his wish to stay at home until his passing. The entire experience was in stark contrast to the hectic and much less personal hospital or care facility experience. She and her office and nursing staff were incredibly kind and efficient and always available. We look back on my Dad's passing with great peace of mind that he had the very best care and a most peaceful passing. Now, she cares for my Mother, who is relatively healthy, but who prefers to have her doctor visit her at home.
"Having Dr. Pam around - it's like wind under your wings."
We will be forever grateful to Dr. Pam for the wisdom, the comfort and care she provided at my mother’s end of life. Moreover, we came to marry the respect we had for her with genuine affection; her humor, her patience and her very humanity kept us focused and calm in the maelstrom. . . . When the time came to discuss administering additional drugs for pain, Dr. Pam sat with my mother, brother and me in the living room and like old friends discussed the implications. I would never have imagined that a conversation so surreal could feel so normal - even comfortable - but that’s how it is having Dr. Pam around - it’s like wind under your wings. Read more . . .