New Lawrence doctor to chat about his unique business model for providing care
- on January 30, 2012
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."