"Born and raised in northern California, Dr. Carlson graduated magna cum laude from Chico State with degrees in chemistry and psychology. After graduating with High Honors from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, she completed her training to become a rural family physician at U.C. Davis-Merced Family Medicine Residency Program. "I chose to be a family physician because I enjoyed every specialty rotation in medical school. How could I pick just one? Family Medicine allows me to connect with each patient as a unique individual and to help them to the best of my ability. I've always had an independent streak, like to think outside of the box, and suffer from an unfiltered sense of humor because life really is too short not to laugh!" ~ Dr. Carlson Jon and Dr. Carlson have enjoyed over 30 years of 'wedded bliss' and raised three great kids. She and Jon work well together. Her job is "doctor" and his job is "pretty much everything else". They enjoy providing high-quality, personalized health care in a friendly, caring environment."
"Welcome to Direct Primary Care in Chico, California! We are happy to offer a "new old-fashioned" family medicine practice which honors the classic doctor-patient relationship. Back in the day, families had one doctor that they saw for all their basic needs. Direct care is getting back to those roots. We provide medical care directly to you and your family for a reasonable monthly membership fee without requiring insurance for that care. Easy physician access, relaxed visits, and smaller practice size allow for a more personalized experience. Greater continuity of care leads to better-informed healthcare decisions and more time for preventative care. There are no copays or deductibles and no extra charge for primary care services, tests and medications routinely provided by Dr. Carlson in our office. Your insurance continues to function as usual outside our office. Thank you so much for your interest but our practice is currently full. We are no longer accepting new patients."