Historically it used to be routine- the doctor came to his patients as often as the other way around before hospitals. It was a staple on TV well into the 1970s (All in the Family, Sanford & Son and The Brady Bunch are '70s shows that I can think of offhand with house call episodes). I grew up in the country where there were some vets who would make house calls (not all of them licensed- some were just men and women [usually old] who knew a lot about animals and could give shots or birth problematic calves and the like) but there were no doctors who did, and I’m not familiar with it in the city at the time either (which is not to say it didn’t happen).
In Michael Moore’s SICKO he showed a French couple getting a house call from their doctor. No idea if this is common or not; the same movie would have you believe all Cubans get first rate healthcare personally supervised by Dr. Che Guevara’s daughter.
Do any doctors still make house calls in the U.S.? What about other countries? Does anybody here remember them making house calls in a past time?