What is Black?

Recentering the Doctor-Patient Relationship with Dr. Jalan Burton

Episode Summary

Today's guest is Dr. Jalan Burton (@pedsdrj), or Dr. J as she is called. Dr. J works as a pediatrician and is the founder of Healthy Home Pediatrics LLC, a concierge or direct primary care house-call practice providing holistic and comprehensive care to children and young adults in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. In today's episode, she explains what is concierge or direct primary care and how it helps her to reach the goal of recentering the doctor-patient relationship and how her experience as a Black female doctor and mother has influenced her practice and interest to address health equity.

Episode Notes

Today's guest is Dr. Jalan Burton (@pedsdrj), or Dr. J as she is called. Dr. J works as a pediatrician and is the founder of Healthy Home Pediatrics LLC, a concierge or direct primary care house-call practice providing holistic and comprehensive care to children and young adults in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

In today's episode, she explains what is concierge or direct primary care and how it helps her to reach the goal of recentering the doctor-patient relationship and how her experience as a Black female doctor and mother has influenced her practice and interest to address health equity.

Bio:
Dr. J is a licensed Pediatrician and public health expert primarily serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. She has over a decade of experience in primary care, complex care, children with special needs, public health, youth development, and health care consulting.

Dr. J graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors of Arts. She received a Masters in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a concentration in health promotion. She graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine with a concentration in urban and community medicine. She completed a Pediatric Primary Care Residency with UNC Hospitals. After residency, she gained considerable experience in primary care working for Childrens National Health Systems and Core Health and Wellness Centers as an Attending Pediatrician. She also worked with Health Services for Children with Special Needs, the DC Medicaid program for children with special needs for 3 years as the Medical Director, Interim Chief Medical Officer and as an Independent Pediatric Consultant.

Dr. J works as a pediatrician and is the founder of Healthy Home Pediatrics LLC, a concierge or direct primary care house-call practice providing holistic and comprehensive care to children and young adults in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She offers longer and unrushed appointments, unlimited access by text, video, and email, same and next day services, environmental assessments, and group wellness activities. All services occur in the comfort of home.

Dr. J is also a highly sought after pediatric consultant and develops customized, engaging, and dynamic presentations and trainings for diverse audiences such as parents, nonprofit organizations, childcare providers, staff development, college and graduate students. She adeptly covers a wide range of child health topics such as common child health concerns, baby and child sleep, constipation prevention and management, infant development and early intervention, body development and sex education, special needs resources, holistic living, urban gardening, healthy eating, and emerging topics in child health including home based care, managed care, and concierge medicine.

Dr. J believes that when children and families are supported they thrive. Her medical philosophy is centered on a deep commitment to building strong children and not just managing illness. Rather, her practice focuses on disease prevention, wellness enhancement, and community building. When Dr. J is not providing excellent patient care she is spending time with her husband and their two young sons. She enjoys reading, cooking, urban gardening, and exercising.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Telephone: 202-930-9669
Fax: 202-873-2242
Website: https://www.healthyhomepediatrics.com/
Email: jwburton@healthyhomepediatrics.com
Social media:
http://facebook.com/pedsdrj
https://www.instagram.com/pedsdrj/
https://twitter.com/pedsdrj

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