Published: May 25, 2011 10:42 PM EDT
Updated: May 25, 2011 10:43 PM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.-More and more Americans are choosing to pay doctors to come to their homes.

Charles and Phyllis Anderson hired Dr. Andy Oakes-Lottridge to be their personal physician a few years.

"We like him very much," said Charles Anderson.

"It's convenient for us because he comes here and takes care of us and we don't have to go uptown or to a doctor's office," explained Phyllis Anderson.

In the last year, Dr. Oakes-Lottridge told WINK News his business has expanded by about 15 percent. His business has grown so much, he has had to hire a physician assistant.

"Some patients really need it because they have a hard time getting out of the house," said Dr. Oakes-Lottridge. "And then, there are other patients who enjoy the convenience."

The doctor also adds that ever since President Obama signed the Healthcare Overhaul Bill into law, more people have chosen to pay for house calls.

Dr. Oakes-Lottridge used to be part of a big practice. But decided he wanted to make house calls to get to know his patients personally.