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Many families find that overseeing both the health of the child and the well-being of the mother, in tandem, especially during the earliest months of the newborn, has a highly positive effect on childrearing and overall family wellness. Dr.Keyes and Dr. Crandell combine more than six decades of pediatric expertise across the full spectrum of early childhood health and development and believe that their multi-specialty training provides them a more comprehensive perspective that takes the total health of the child into account. Under the Member Plus Family Health system, the ability of our doctors to spend more quality time in diagnosing and treating young patients, and to visit children in their home environment whenever necessary, engenders a level of care that is simply unsurpassed.
There are several things that stand out about choosing a board certified family physician for your family’s pediatric care. Just like a pediatrician, family doctors have had a minimum of three years of specialty training following medical school. But a family practice residency program covers a lot more than a pediatric one. Family medicine residents train in pediatrics and several other areas such as internal medicine, orthopedics, cardiology, neurology or endocrinology. Furthermore, members of the American Academy of Family Practice must take 150 hours of continuing medical education every three years.
Another advantage of choosing a family physician is that your entire family can be cared for by the same doctor who knows each of you both on a clinical and on a personal basis. This is a great advantage when it comes to diagnosing and treating ill family members. It is also a big plus if and when a mother has another baby. In that case, your doctor is already aware of the family history and will know exactly what to look for.
Bainbridge Island is a unique and special community, both geographically and culturally. Within our island ecosystem, a first-hand knowledge of our pre-schools, elementary schools, community events and recreational activities as well as seasonal conditions and the kind of flora, fauna, “bugs” and viruses that race and ferry lanes our classrooms is invaluable. Drs. Keyes and Crandell are not only admired members of our island’s professional community but respected parents as well.
Did someone say island schools?
Dr. Keye’s wife, Pam Keyes, has been serving the communication needs of the Bainbridge Island School District as the district’s Community Relations Coordinator for over ten years. The relationships between members of the Member Plus Family Health staff and our community are precious. Once you join this growing family you will feel the warmth and compassion we feel for our fellow Bainbridge islanders.
Childhood obesity and other chronic health conditions including the continuing growth in childhood asthma, as well as the growth in mental health conditions and developmental conditions like autism are three or four major epidemics that are growing among children and adolescents. The prevalence of these conditions has increased alarmingly in their prevalence over the last decade. Conditions like depression and ADHD, and things like autism and other neurodevelopment disorders are areas where we are continually monitoring research and progress. We are dedicated to providing the kind of care that Bainbridge Island children and their families need in not only these areas but in other emerging trends that affront our children.
This is for Dr. Crandell. Dr. Crandell is a very good Dr. to me. He is very polite and has a great bedside manner. He is very easy going and I’m very lucky and happy that he is my Dr.
Dr. Crandell is a caring physician and a great listener. He spends a nice amount of time with you. A very good diagnosing and his fellow up is excellent timely and just a phone call away. The whole staff gives amazing service.
This note is one of confidence in and praise of Dr. Crandell, his staff and nurses. Laurie and Darlene manage appointments, billings matters with friendly efficiency. Nurses Betsy, Heidi & Laurie provide medical skills with extraordinary personal warmth. Dr. Crandell provides focused personal attention and access to Seattle & Silverdales’s best-gualified specialists.
Dr. Crandell is a caring, friendly, knowledgeable Doctor. I have never felt rushed in his office. Dr. Crandell explains issues well. The whole staff at Member Plus Family Health are respectful, caring and friendly.
Dr. Crandell and staff offer the best medical care one could hope for. We count our lucky stars at the good fortune of being cared for by Member Plus Family Health.We are 78 years old and have experienced good health care and excellent doctors in Philadelphia, Lousiana, England, and Oregon but Dr. Crandell and staff are outstanding – the very best one can hope for.
For the past 5 years, Elrene and I have brought Dr. Keyes both minor and more major concerns, and he has handled them all with skill, knowledge and concern. He has always given us a great deal of time and attention.
There is a feeling of security knowing that if or when we need medical care Dr. Keyes is our advocate. He supports his patients and respects all people healthy or ill regardless who they are.
Dr. Keyes was my childhood doctor. I’m 36 now, and live with my husband and our two children on an idyllic little family farm in Whatcom County. I remember Dr. Keyes fondly; he made me feel so safe and comfortable. He always treated me with more respect than any other adult I knew.
When I showed up in Dr. Keyes’ office, as a tourist, with a baby who had an upper respiratory infection, he came out to the waiting room to greet me, reassured me and took an unscheduled look at my little one. Then the magic happened, he said, “Where are you staying? I’ll come by tomorrow and see how she is doing.”
Dr. Keyes is not ordinary. He becomes part of the family, he makes house calls, hands out healthy Halloween treats, refills a treasure chest for his child members, he gives you his contact if he is on vacation. “Are you kidding me?!” my friends exclaim.