New Lawrence doctor to chat about his unique business model for providing care

Dr. Ryan Neuhofel opened a new family practice in November in the Medical Arts Building, 346 Maine. Neuhofel doesn't accept health insurance or other third party plans, instead he charges fees for services. He's also willing to barter. Neuhofel said he had fun promoting his business this fall in downtown Lawrence.

Dr. Ryan Neuhofel opened a new family practice in November in the Medical Arts Building, 346 Maine. Neuhofel doesn't accept health insurance or other third party plans, instead he charges fees for services. He's also willing to barter. Neuhofel said he had fun promoting his business this fall in downtown Lawrence.

Dr. Ryan Neuhofel will be available Feb. 16 to discuss his new family practice in Lawrence.

Neuhofel is unique in that he doesn’t accept health insurance or third party plans; instead he charges fees for services. He’s even willing to barter.

He will be participating in an online chat at 11 a.m. on WellCommons.com. You can submit questions at anytime at WellCommons/chats. Make sure to log back to WellCommons.com during or after the chat to see if your question was answered.

Neuhofel opened NeuCare Family Medicine on Nov. 28 in the Medical Arts Building, 346 Maine. He provides a variety of primary care for all ages — from broken arms to removing warts.

He’s charging a monthly fee and a fee for services. The monthly fee is $10 for people ages 29 and under and $20 for those older. It covers services such as quick phone calls, some lab and diagnostic tests, online personal health record, pharmacist counseling and group education classes.

His fees for services range from $10 for a web visit to $200 for an after-hours visit. Among other charges:

• $20 — 15-minute office visit.

• $50 — nurse home visit.

• $100 — 30-minute house call.

Neuhofel has a master’s degree in public health for Kansas University Medical Center, where he finished his residency in June. He received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

For more, click on the Nov. 13 WellCommons story: "New Lawrence doctor bringing innovative approach to old-fashioned family medicine."

Dr. Ryan Neuhofel looks over his medical office Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at the Medical Arts Building, 346 Maine. His office is under construction and he hopes it's completed in time for a Nov. 28 opening. Neuhofel is bringing a new family medicine concept to Lawrence. Neuhofel said he won't be accepting any third party health plans, which will allow him to spend more time providing care. He will offer house calls and Internet visits in addition to traditional office visits.

Dr. Ryan Neuhofel looks over his medical office Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at the Medical Arts Building, 346 Maine. His office is under construction and he hopes it's completed in time for a Nov. 28 opening. Neuhofel is bringing a new family medicine concept to Lawrence. Neuhofel said he won't be accepting any third party health plans, which will allow him to spend more time providing care. He will offer house calls and Internet visits in addition to traditional office visits. by Mike Yoder

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Comments

Christine Pennewell Davis 2 years, 7 months ago

wow sounds cool. I thought house calls where a thing of the past.

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JayBerm 2 years, 7 months ago

Firstly, fantastic shot! Secondly, this is an amazing step towards redifining healthcare in our communities. I'm looking forward to seeing how Lawrence utilizes this resource!

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Charles L Bloss Jr 2 years, 7 months ago

My best friend's brother is a physician in the Dallas area. We all grew up in Dallas. His practice is not as unique as the new doctor in Lawrence. He does, however, accept only cash for services. No insurance. His practice is booming, and has been for years. Since Obamacare passed, we can see what is in it. It is not a pretty picture. It not only did not fix healthcare in this country, it made it far worse. I think the doctor patient relationship should revert to the past in many ways. I have an insurance company telling me when I can refill prescriptions, their computer keeps track of every pill I take. I welcome the new doctor in town, and many of his changes. Thank you, Lynn

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