Getting blood drawn is rarely a fun activity, but Andrea Ezzell offers a more convenient and comfortable way to get the procedure done.
Ezzell comes to a clientâ€™s home, draws their blood and sends it off to get analyzed by a lab, thus cutting out the need to visit a doctorâ€™s office. Her business Quick Draw is especially popular with seniors and disabled individuals.
â€śI get a quite a bit of elderly people, itâ€™s so hard for them to get out sometimes, especially in the bad weather, and if itâ€™s cold they just really donâ€™t want to do that just for a blood draw,â€ť Ezzell said.
Other clients like the fact they can stay in the comfort of their own homes, especially clients who are nervous when it comes to needles.
â€śIâ€™ve had a few patients that really have a lot of anxiety about getting their blood drawn and I feel like when theyâ€™re at home, theyâ€™re a lot more comfortable and I try to chat them up a little bit and make them feel really comfortable and it works pretty well,â€ť Ezzell said.
Ezzell works at Mosaic Life Care as a nurse full time and schedules her client appointments around her shifts. Often, she is able to accommodate patients and visit them as early as 6 a.m. or as late as 6 p.m.
â€śIâ€™m always busy, busy, busy,â€ť she said.
Ezzell charges $15 per visit while the blood analysis done by a lab is billed through the patientâ€™s insurance company. She is able to take the blood sample to whatever lab the patient or doctorâ€™s office prefers.
Quick Draw can be contacted by calling 816-262-6826 or by emailing [email protected].