Meet Dr. Margie Diaz-Ochu

Helping Parents Raise Healthy, Happy Families

Pediatrician Dr. Margarita Diaz-Ochu (also known to patients as Dr. Margie Diaz-Ochu or Dr. Ochu) is devoted to transforming children’s healthcare by blending evidence-based medicine with family-centric care based on trust, patience, and compassion. It’s a combination that’s become harder for parents to find as pediatric practices grow overwhelmed with patients and insurance companies stand in the way of the physician-family relationship. As she’s witnessed first-hand over the past decade, the human touch families hope for is getting lost in medicine.

By launching one of the first direct pay pediatric clinics in Salt Lake City—Bee Home Pediatrics—Dr. Diaz-Ochu serves as the keeper of your little honey bee’s health by delivering complete medical care from infancy through college. Her membership model provides an opening, nurturing environment that invites shared conversations and promotes a strong bond between physician and family. So, whether your child needs a well-child checkup, a sports physical, or immediate care when they’re sick, you can trust that Dr. Diaz-Ochu’s door is always open, and her time is yours.

Dr. Diaz-Ochu is launching one of the first direct pay pediatric clinics in Salt Lake City
Dr. Diaz-Ochu playing with her patients to get them comfortable for their check-ups

Committed to Every Child

Dr. Diaz-Ochu has been dedicated to advocating for both children and their parents throughout her professional career. After graduating with her medical degree from the University of Texas, Dr. Diaz-Ochu completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Utah.

In 2016, she was promoted to Assistant Professor at University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics where she specialized in treating newborns suffering from neonatal opioid withdrawal (NOWS) after in utero opioid exposure. Her work with the University of Utah Substance Use and Pregnancy Recovery Addiction Dependence (SUPeRAD) program reinforced her passion for caring for patients with special health care needs and her commitment to treating their parents with respect and compassion.

To create a true medical home for Salt Lake City families, Dr. Diaz-Ochu opened Bee Home Pediatrics in 2022. Her multidisciplinary, holistic approach allows children to receive medical care in the moment and help their parents set a solid foundation for their physical, mental, and emotional health in the years to come. Dr. Diaz-Ochu has a special interest in children’s nutrition—one she shares with her own two sons. Together, they love to garden, manage their at-home fruit orchard, and raise their own hive of honeybees.

About Dr. Diaz-Ochu

One of the first pediatricians in Salt Lake City to offer direct pay pediatric care

The first pediatrician to offer home visits in Park City, Utah

Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Utah Medical Association

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Clinical interest in at-risk patients, including children with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, NICU grads, and kids with special healthcare needs

Offers both in-office and in-home visits to all Bee Home members

Quality, personal care for children of all ages

Special focus on caring for newborns and screening parents for post-partum depression

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