We answer the most common questions about concierge, private medicine in Bend, Oregon here.
What is My MD and how does it differ from traditional medical practices?
Concierge medicine, or boutique medicine, is all about improving service to our patients. MyMD provides minimal office wait time, 24/7 telephone access to your personal physician, and same or next day scheduling. As concierge physicians, we even make house calls in certain instances. Our practice size is limited so that individualized care and service can be enhanced and ensured. MyMD patients sign a membership agreement and are charged an annual fee for personalized service.
When can I sign up?
Personal medicine is just that; personal. Before you join MyMD we will have a one-on-one meeting to discuss your health history, goals and any concerns you may have. Based on that conversation we will decide together which membership level best suits your health needs and your lifestyle. To schedule an interview, please click here.
Do you offer payment plans for membership fees?
Under the terms of the Membership Agreement you may elect to pay annually or through a scheduled automatic debit.
Why is it important that a doctor have hospital privileges?

You deserve continuity of care in and out of the hospital. As your primary care physician, we are mindful of your history, personality and preferences, whether your care takes place at a Critical Care Unit, Medical Ward or office. Hospital privileges mean we have passed a strict peer and formal credentialing process just to be eligible. These privileges give us the ability to coordinate hospital care among specialists and bring a collaborative medical history to all members of the team.

What is a Doctor of Internal Medicine or Internist?
Unlike a general practitioner, this is a specialty of medicine that treats patients 18 years and older throughout their lifetime. As an internist I am involved in coordinating your care among specialists and in providing a unique, comprehensive approach to all your health care issues. While many patients refer to me as their family doctor, I do not deliver babies or treat children, and I do not perform surgery. However, I do perform cardiac risk assessment, exercise stress testing, pulmonary function testing and dermatology procedures as well as deliver preventative health advice.
How do I join My MD?

Patients sign a membership agreement and are charged an annual fee which gives them access to MyMD’s concierge medical services. Just call our office and we will be happy to assist you. You can also find additional information on the three membership levels – Live Well, Age Well, Custom Care – offered at MyMD Personal Medicine.

Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, on a limited basis. We carefully monitor the size of our concierge practice in order to ensure each patient receives the highest level of personal care. We invite you to call our office for more information.
Am I still responsible for co-pays and deductibles?
Yes, per your insurance agreement and/or the current Medicare rules, co-pays, deductibles, prescriptions and other outside costs are your responsibility.
Is Board Certification important?

Board Certification means we have passed nationally-recognized qualification exams in the specialty of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. It is important to note that not all doctors are board certified.

Why do I need an Internist?

Internists are often the first to diagnose a health issue and will make a physician referral to the appropriate specialist when the necessary treatment is beyond our scope of expertise. An Internal Medicine specialist will also serve as your advocate and navigate the complex medical system on your behalf. As someone who knows you personally, it is my responsibility to ensure you receive coordinated, continuity of care from start to finish.