Norman E. Vinn, D.O. a board-certified family practitioner, is the founder and Medical Director of Housecall Doctors Medical Group. Dr. Vinn is considered a leader in Residentialist care, which focuses on the care of homebound or access-challenged patients. Dr. Vinn embraces the tradition of the family doctor making housecalls, enhancing those services with interprofessional team care, and state-of-the-art technologies including scheduling support programs and mobile Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
“Caring for those who are confined to their homes due to age, illness or other factors is a complex process, Besides clinical issues, psychosocial, nutritional and safety issues factor into patient care options,” says Dr. Vinn. “Despite these challenges, there is nothing more rewarding than helping a patient receive the best possible quality of health care at a time when they are most in need of it.”
Awards and Honors
Dr. Vinn is often recognized for his advocacy for seniors and homebound patients. In 2011, he received the Orange County Senior Care Humanitarian Award. He also was recognized for his work in fulfilling the health care needs of senior citizens by being honored at the 2008 South County Senior Services’ Captain’s Ball Gala, which honors those who exemplify outstanding service and commitment to seniors in the community. Dr. Vinn was chosen for this honor for creating a collaborative clinical model to coordinate care of homebound patients with other members of the health care delivery team.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Dr. Vinn earned his osteopathic medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral medical training at what is now Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich. He later attended the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he obtained a master of business administration degree. He is board-certified in Family practice.
A longtime member of the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association, Dr. Vinn has served as the
2013 -14 president of the AOA, and in many other capacities including chair of the Department of Research, Quality and Public Health; chair of the Department of Educational Affairs; and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.