A Doctor in the House

Physicians are reviving a bygone practice to keep tabs on aging patients

New York City lawyer Judith Kurzweil is juggling a lot of balls. She works full time and has twin daughters, 10, at home--and more than two years ago, her mother Irene, 86 and struggling with her health, moved in with the family. In Kurzweil's mind, a nursing home was not the right choice. But her mother's poor health made getting her to a doctor very difficult. Kurzweil's solution: Dr. Andrew W. Lyons, a New Age Marcus Welby who makes house calls, little black bag--a padded black computer bag--and all. "It's an amazing lifesaver," says Kurzweil. She has time for her daughters...

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