Doctors do make house calls after all.

OK so it helps if you’re the president of the United States and your house is on Washington postcards.

OBAMA/The White House Rose Garden was a sea of white lab coats as doctors from around the country were the latest audience for President Barack Obama’s pitch on healthcare reform.

“I am thrilled to have all of you here today. And you look very spiffy in your coats,” Obama said.

The current state of play on the legislation is that the Senate Finance Committee will vote on its version on Tuesday, and it is expected to be approved. That bill then gets melded with one passed earlier this year by the Senate Health committee. Then the mixed concoction hits the Senate floor for a vote, expected by mid-October.

The public option is the wild card — whether it gets included and if so in what form.