Dr. Rachel Beda Sarah Oh
Meet Dr. Beda
Dr. Beda joined Dr. Warren at Wise Patient Internal Medicine in 2015. She is deeply committed to providing outstanding medical care with a focus on equity, empathy, and social justice. Her practice considers each patient’s individuals needs and strives to accommodate everyone. In addition to general primary care, Dr. Beda’s particular interests include providing gender-affirming care for transgender and genderqueer people, mental health, and medical weight loss. She is passionate about getting outdoors, and would love to help you plan any medical aspects of your next adventure, from summits to finish lines.
Dr. Rachel Beda is double board-certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Washington in 2001 and also completed her residency training at UW in Internal Medicine with a focus in Primary Care. After completing residency, she spent 7 years as a supervising physician at Harborview Medical Center in the Emergency Department where she and Dr. Warren worked together. After leaving Harborview, she provided primary care to the urban underserved, including Seattle’s homeless population, through her work at Neighborcare Health at Pike Place Market from 2010 to 2015.
Dr. Beda offers Direct Primary Care (DPC), a low cost, subscription model of primary care. For $100/month flat fee, you will receive:
Unlimited Visits with Dr. Beda
Longer Appointment Times
Secure, HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging with Medical Staff
Phone and Video Appointments
Major Discounts For Common Medical Labs and Tests
Better Long-Distance Care While Working And Traveling
Dr. Beda is currently accepting transgender and gender non-conforming patients under the insurance billing model (including United Healthcare Community Plan).
Washington State Is Fully On Board
Washington State is fully on board with direct primary care. Permanent law RCW 48.150 “Direct Patient-Provider Primary Health Care” can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/kt627jy. It is well written and full of appropriate patient protections. This law emphasizes that DPC practices do not bill insurance for primary care services and that patients may discontinue their membership at any time.
Categories of Care
Doctor-patient interactions will generally fit into one of these six categories:
On The Fly: Written messages on the portal or via text message.
Phone Care: 15 minute (or less) conversations scheduled into the MD’s workday.
Face to Face Focused Appointments: Usually limited to 1-2 topics.
Face to Face Overview Appointments: Ideally once every 6 months. Not required but highly encouraged master strategy sessions about ‘the big picture’ and how to achieve your long-term health goals.
Once Yearly Full Physical Exam: Dr. Beda sometimes uses handheld ultrasound technology within this physical exam.
Fitness Tracking: This can take many forms depending on technology preference of patient.