FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DOES MY MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?

The membership fee encompasses all well child checkups and unlimited acute care and follow-up visits. You will have direct, unrestricted access to your child's pediatrician via phone call, text, email, and video chat. In-office laboratory testing, medications, and treatments are typically included as well. Send out labs to LabCorp are drawn in the office for no added cost. I work with you to find the lowest cost alternatives for outside laboratory and radiology studies as well as wholesale prescription medications if you prefer not to use your insurance. I have secured great pricing and would love the ability to pass the savings along to you. I am happy to reach out to specialists to help with coordination of care and scheduled visits. Barry Pediatrics has become a special community and members receive a monthly newsletter and are included in activities and events we host at no extra charge.

DOES BARRY PEDIATRICS ACCEPT MY INSURANCE?

Direct Primary Care (DPC) practices do not participate in insurance plans or accept third party reimbursements. I am considered an out-of-network provider. I do accept patients with and without insurance however I do not bill insurance for the services provided. 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.

 

I do recommend that at a minimum families maintain a high-deductible insurance plan for coverage of specialist services or catastrophe such as emergency care, surgery, or hospitalization. In many cases, the membership pays 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?

I have partnered with a vaccine program to provide your child with the vaccines that they need. They will supply the immunizations, I will administer them to your child, and they will submit the bill to your insurance company for you. I follow the CDC recommended vaccine schedule. Barry Pediatrics is an evidence-based practice. I do not recommend a modified, delayed, or no-vaccination schedule. If you have any questions about the vaccine schedule or the safety of vaccines, I would be happy to sit down with you to answer all of your questions.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL INTERESTS IN PEDIATRICS?

I am passionate about preventative care in children and am thrilled and thankful to be able to spend sufficient time with my patients discussing the lifestyle factors that promote health and wellness including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, adequate sleep, and supportive relationships. I care deeply about offering holistic care and meeting all the needs of your child. Also, as a breastfeeding mother and advocate myself, I enjoy 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?

I want you to always feel safe and be safe when you enter my office or when I go into your home. The safety measures in place include:
▪️ The exam room will be disinfected between each patient visit.
▪️ All equipment to be used will be sanitized.
▪️ Everyone who enters the office must wear a mask (age 2+) as well as when I enter your home.
▪️  I will be wearing appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) for healthcare clinicians.