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A closer connection…

Texting is a simple and easy way to answer non-emergent medical questions. I can often help out, giving patients reassurance, sometimes even saving a visit or an expensive treatment by catching illnesses earlier. Every doctor and patient in our practice should have the benefit of the close connection I have with my patients.

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J. Waco Goodnight, MD, FAAP, CIC

What is Direct messaging?

This service allows you to message your pediatrician directly. Text messaging is for established patients only of the provider in question. It is not an emergency service, as messages sent will be answered within 24 hours.

Currently, Dr. Goodnight, is the only provider offering this within our practice, so for now this service is only for established patients under Dr. Goodnight’s care, however we have plans to offer it for all of our providers that would like to participate.


Panda Pediatrics believes that great healthcare is also affordable healthcare. Direct messaging to our patients costs only $5 per month, with an additional dollar per month per extra child up to 3 or more children. There is a start up fee of $25 dollars that you can save by purchasing an annual subscription.

Currently, we are offering an introductory half off of the startup fee or $12.50 from April to May 2019.


This service is starting April 2019 and will initially offer 1000 patient subscriptions. Although if demand is high for this service, more slots will become available in the near future.