As a kid, Dr. JB Warton used to ride her bike to her father’s small family practice clinic after school. It’s a memory that not only impacted her future career path, but also her ambition to start her own pediatrics practice within a short bike ride from her own family’s home in NorthWest Crossing.
Bend Kids Personal Pediatrics opened in the neighborhood last month and is based on the concierge or subscription-based healthcare model. This growing trend is really based on the “old school” days of house calls and a dedicated physician that took time to provide a high level of patient care. Dr. JB was introduced to the concierge practice model in residency and was intrigued with the concept. However, like most physicians, Dr. JB has spent most of her career at large clinics and institutions, most recently as a pediatrician at Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC).
Voted as Bend’s Best Pediatrician by Bend Nest in 2017, Dr. JB is excited to offer a better healthcare experience for Bend families. Her small, charming office is designed with kids’ comfort in mind; not your typical sterile clinic setting. In addition to seeing patients in her office, JB also makes house calls, has Face Time appointments, and answers emails, calls and texts, day or night. Leveraging technology allows her to be closer to patients and break down barriers parents typically face when trying to get in contact with their child’s physician. And with a much smaller patient load, Dr. JB can spend much more time with families, providing a higher level of care.
While Bend Kids Pediatrics doesn’t take insurance, Dr. JB designed the pricing structure to be affordable and accessible for many families. She’s passionate about her patient relationships and determined to provide quality care with an emphasis on prevention.
Dr. JB was raised in both Northern California and Bend and is a graduate of Bend High School. After pursuing school and training in the medical field, she and her husband Tom returned to Central Oregon in 2010 to raise their family. They have three active boys, aged 8, 6 and 3 and an adorable Bernese Mountain Dog puppy. And yes, she rides her orange cruiser bike to work every day, enjoying the fun commute in her neighborhood.