Dr. Sarah​​ Dawson

Dr. Sarah​​ Dawson explains the anatomy of a heart to Peggy Neal during an office visit at IM Well Internal Medicine and Wellness in Bend.

When patients call Dr. Sarah Dawson, they’ll likely get her the first time they try.

There’s no waiting on hold, or getting lost in a phone tree. Just a doctor available the same day a patient calls for an appointment.

Dr. Sarah​​ Dawson

Dr. Sarah​​ Dawson listens to Peggy Neal’s heart during an office visit at IM Well Internal Medicine and Wellness in Bend.

Dr. Sarah​​ Dawson

Dr. Sarah​​ Dawson embraces her patient, Peggy Neal, at the end of an office visit at IM Well Internal Medicine and Wellness in Bend.

Dr. Sarah​​ Dawson

A sign on the door at IM Well Internal Medicine and Wellness in Bend.

Dr. Sarah​​ Dawson

Dr. Sarah​​ Dawson in the waiting room at IM Well Internal Medicine and Wellness in Bend.

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Suzanne Roig has been a reporter with The Bulletin since 2018 covering business and health in the region. When she's not working she enjoys taking her dog Pono out on hikes.

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This harkens back to the day when "managed" care was not the norm. It offers a person the chance to spend the RIGHT amount of time with their physician contact. I don't need this longer appt. currently, but my Mother does, and it would be better care, beneficial for someone with a multi-factorial medical history. If current fee for service allowed this type of scheduling, both models may offer a place for those that want choice. I have personally been contemplating the costs I pay, as an individual, healthy and not employed with a monthly premium at $900 (not eligible for market rate- that's fair, but paying more because I live on the East side of OR. vs those on the West) and a co-pay to deductible of $8,700 a year. Could I be better served by this other model, and carry a catastrophic policy? It looks like I could. Between insurance being a big cost..even if you are healthy, it's co-pays or cost "sharing", meeting the deductible, PBM middle grab tactics, and a not for profit system that is mis-labeled, I'm looking for change!

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