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Imagine seeing your doctor – the one you trust, who knows your parenting style and your kids’ personalities – every time you visit the office.

Imagine your appointments being relaxed and unrushed, the doctor spending time with you for as long as it takes to get all of your questions answered. Imagine your doctor being able to focus on preventing illness and injury rather than just putting a bandage on things or prescribing another antibiotic. Imagine not having to deal with insurance companies for every child well visit or earache that comes up.

Direct care pediatric medicine is a progressive, new approach to health care that parents and pediatricians alike are embracing thanks to stronger doctor-patient relationships, higher quality of care, and affordable cost.

Direct care medicine, or subscription-based healthcare, allows doctors to offer an enhanced suite of services that includes house calls, same-day appointments, 24-hour access to your doctor, preventative health and wellness advice, and coordination of specialist care. Doctors can spend more time with their patients and provide more in-depth, higher quality health care.

How does direct care medicine work? Patients pay physicians a yearly membership fee for access to services not covered by insurance. Services include ample time with the doctor, same-day appointments, immediate cell phone access to the doctor 24/7, and prompt access to specialists and state-of-the-art care.

Dr. Jennifer (JB) Warton, voted Bend’s Best Pediatrician by Bend Nest Magazine, now offers direct care pediatric medicine in Bend, Oregon. Join the Bend Kids Personal Pediatrics family.