We help practices with transition to a DPC model

We assist primary care physicians in the process of converting to a direct primary care practice. We will share our forms, give you advice on practice set up, help you make decisions about a hybrid vs. straight DPC model, advise you on which platforms to use for the unique aspects of DPC practices such as billing and communication. We are just “paying it forward” from those who helped us get started. We all benefit from your success, including the companies and employees we serve.


Dr. Laura Pennavaria M.D.

Homestead Family Medicine
Office 568 NE Savannah, Ste 1 Bend OR 97701 Office Phone: 541-516-1705 Website: Homestead Family Medicine
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Biographical Info

Dr. Laura Pennavaria received her MD degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2001. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, California, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has practiced in a variety of settings, and has spent a significant amount of her career serving in physician executive roles, in addition to maintaining her practice. This experience in an administrative capacity allowed her to see firsthand how the ever-increasing bureaucracy and red tape have driven physicians and their patients farther apart.

Dr. Pennavaria’s passion has always been serving her patients. She considers it a privilege and honor to have people entrust her with their health and their lives. What she loves most about practicing medicine is the relationships she builds with her patients. This relationship of caring and trust allows her to partner with her patients to reach their health goals. Direct Primary Care is a perfect match for Dr. Pennavaria, as it allows her to take her time with her patients, and serve them in a more personal way.

Dr. Pennavaria lives on a ranch east of Bend, Oregon with her husband Michael, and their two sons. In her spare time, you will find her enjoying various adventures with her family, fishing, loving on her goats (she considers herself a “crazy goat lady”), working on various projects around the farm, cycling, skiing, knitting, and cooking (she especially loves to bake). She hopes that you will join her practice, and is looking forward to getting to know you!

Categories: Primary Care Physician
Updated 3 months ago.