WHY INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES TRUST
WALDEN DIRECT PRIMARY CARE
Save Time & Money
More time for you. See your doctor anytime, from anywhere.
Provides Peace of Mind
Peace of mind knowing you can get answers when you need them.
Walden is trustworthy guidance to help you navigate life’s challenges.
Frustrated with Healthcare?
Are you tired of the hassle of copays and extra charges at your doctor’s office?
Are you frustrated by how long it can take to get an appointment scheduled with your doctor?
Do you feel like a number and not a number a person when you got to the doctor’s office?
Are you frustrated by the lack of guidance in a complicated healthcare system?
We've got this.
TRUSTWORTHY HEALTHCARE WITHOUT THE HASSLE
ANYTIME, FROM ANYWHERE.
Get in to see us with same day appointments, TELEMEDICINE appointments, or text us. We’re here when you need us.
We’ve got time and are ready to journey with you through whatever life throws at you.
We make a complicated healthcare system simply by getting you the answers you need.
Direct Primary Care & Why it Works
Why Direct Primary Care is the Healthcare
You and Your Family Deserve.
Walden Healthcare Testimonials
“We are very happy with Dr Steed and his staff. He has given us the comfort of knowing we are not alone in the fight to help in keeping our disabled son safe and healthy. Knowing we can call on him and his staff at any time of the day or night. If you’re looking for the old school kind of doctor that went into this profession from his heart and not just for the money, Walden Direct Care is the way to go.”
“Dr Steed and his staff have taken wonderful care of our family! He is very professional and takes the time to listen and address our concerns. I feel valued and heard. We have found direct primary care to be a cost effective way to provide quality medical care for our family of six.”
“Dr. Steed is a special doctor. I have had the pleasure of being both a patient and a shadowing student of Dr. Steed at Walden DPC. From both of these perspectives, I have seen that Dr. Steed is a man who cares deeply about his patients and who would do anything to ensure that his patients receive exceptional care. Additionally, Walden DPC is staffed by an exceptional team. This staff is friendly, caring, and professional. Benefitting from this team, Dr. Steed runs a very efficient practice.”
Getting Started is Really Easy.
Call now to get hassle-free healthcare.
Schedule your first appointment so we can assess your needs and create a wellness plan
Get the guidance you need anytime you need it. We’re here for you.
Walden Direct Primary Care Services
Labs & Radiology
up to 90% Off
(same day meds free)
Same Day Access to
Over 120 Specialists
Registration fee: $100 per individual or $150 for your whole family
> or = to 65
* max $60 total for all dependent children in the family per month. Child pricing valid only with paid adult membership.
• 10% discounts for Military, First Responders, Teachers, Clergy & Church Staff, and anyone paying membership yearly.
The Walden Team
J.D. Steed has been a Family Doctor for 18 years. He first served in the United States Air Force as the clinic chief and then moved to Florida to practice in a traditional family medicine clinic. He has been on staff at three local hospitals in his time in Ocala. J.D. started Walden Direct Primary Care in 2017. It brings him life to save people money while serving them with practical and available healthcare. JD is married with 4 children and enjoys running, biking, and traveling. His real joy is to help people reach their fullest potential.
Dr. JD Steed
Susan BonenClark is a Physician Assistant with over a decade and a half of experience in primary care. Susan’s background in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, and Women’s Health helps her to better serve the patients at Walden DPC. She graduated from the University of Florida and is proud to call herself a Gator. She is a believer in giving back to those who are less fortunate. She has been on 6 medical mission trips to Haiti, Peru, and Guatemala. She is looking forward to doing additional mission work as Covid restrictions loosen. Susan enjoys playing pickleball and regular hiking excursions with her black lab, Gunner.
Todd Eichelberger was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and moved to Florida, where his parents were born and raised, at the age of 12. He has a great love of mountains and 4 seasons as a result of where he was born, but he’s also technically a third generation Floridian.
He got his bachelor’s degree in microbiology and molecular biology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 2011. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL in 2015 and family medicine residency at Ocala Regional Medical Center in 2018. He was a respiratory therapist at Dr. Phillips hospital in Orlando for 4 years while earning his undergraduate degree.
He and his wife live in Ocala, FL with their 4 children (all 5 of whom are also native Floridians!). School, soccer games, and gymnastics keep the family busy.
Dr. Eichelberger’s professional interests include therapeutic patient-doctor relationships, family dynamics, mental health, and preventive health, especially following a sensible but enjoyable diet, and regular exercise.
Personal interests include service of God, family, and neighbor, music creation and appreciation, lifelong learning, and developing understanding of our differences as people as well as the things that bind us all together.
Dr. Todd Eichelberger, DO
Crystal Smith is a Certified Nursing Assistant and has been in the medical field for 21 years. She started her career as a CNA in a nursing home. Years later she moved into Urology and Cardiology offices. Aside from currently assisting physicians in a variety of everyday duties in the primary care setting, she also has many years of experience in phlebotomy. Her career choice comes from a passion for helping everyone around her. She is also a missionary and humbled to have spent some time serving in Nicaragua. Crystal believes we all have a purpose, and she lives by a quote from the late Maya Angelou, “Be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
Nikki is an Administrative Assistant at Walden DPC. For the last 20 years Nikki has worked in the early education field as a teacher, Preschool and Children’s Ministry Director. Nikki loves to encourage others, serve in the Ocala community and grow by trying new things. She enjoys biking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Melissa has a background in healthcare specifically as an Occupational Therapist. Before joining Dr. Steed in the effort to improve primary care in the Ocala community, she served as a mom and school volunteer. In her free time she enjoys running, reading, and cooking. Melissa loves connecting people to friends and community resources for fullness of life.