FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES BARRY PEDIATRICS ACCEPT MY INSURANCE?
If parents have medical insurance coverage for their children, then yes we can use it for the more expensive things like vaccines, lab and radiology tests, specialist visits, etc. We do accept patients with and without insurance. We do not bill insurance for the services we provide as we are considered an out-of-network provider. Direct Primary Care (DPC) practices do not accept third party reimbursements. To become a member, families choose to pay either a monthly fee or discounted annual fee that covers essentially all of the primary care needs of your child. Prices are upfront so there are no surprises, hidden costs, or copays.
We do recommend that at a minimum families maintain a high-deductible or catastrophic plan for insurance coverage of specialist services and emergencies such as ER visits, surgery, or hospitalization. Your insurance plan WILL be billed for your child's routine vaccinations through VaxCare. In many cases, a membership will pay for itself in savings if you elect a high-deductible insurance plan. Be sure to check with your agent, accountant, or financial advisor for specific advice on insurance policies. You may also want to ask about the possibility of covering these services through your HSA/FSA, making it tax-deductible.
WHAT IS YOUR STANCE ON VACCINES?
We have partnered with VaxCare, a vaccine program to provide your child with the vaccines that they need. They supply the immunizations, we administer them to your child, and then they submit the bill to your insurance company for you. We follow the CDC recommended vaccine schedule. Barry Pediatrics is an evidence-based practice. We do not recommend a modified, delayed, or no-vaccination schedule. If you have any questions about the vaccine schedule or the safety of vaccines, we would be happy to sit down with you to answer all of your questions.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL INTERESTS IN PEDIATRICS?
Dr. Barry is passionate about preventative care in children and is thrilled and thankful to be able to spend sufficient time with patients discussing the lifestyle factors that promote health and wellness including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, adequate sleep, and supportive relationships. We care deeply about offering holistic care and meeting all the needs of your child. Also, as a breastfeeding mother and advocate herself, Dr. Barry enjoys encouraging mothers with lactation support in their breastfeeding journey, if that is their desire.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING TO PROTECT YOUR PATIENTS FROM EXPOSURE TO ILLNESS?
We want you to always feel safe and be safe when you come in to the office or when Dr. Barry enters your home. The in-office safety measures that are in place for well visits include the following:
The exam room is cleaned and all equipment to be used is sanitized between each patient visit.
We are currently allowing families to make the individual choice regarding masking during a well visit. We will ask families to mask on a case-by-case basis for acute visits based on the symptoms of illness.
Appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) recommended for healthcare clinicians will be used as needed.