What is it worth to you and your family to receive the highest level of preventative care?
The current model of healthcare does not typically incorporate the most basic aspect of wellness including nutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, bowel health, stress management and others. We are conditioned for the quick fix, the easy option, the pill.
If you have acid reflux, medication works, but wouldn’t it be better to figure out why one person has heartburn and another doesn’t. Pharmaceutical drugs are often better than doing nothing, but are almost never optimal. The busier doctors are, the easier it is for them to give you the pill.
When something goes wrong with your health or the health of a loved one, you would like to know that your doctor knows you well so he can decide the best course of action. Andrew Lenhardt has done extensive research beyond the standard medical training to find the best options. The body has incredible power to heal itself and maintain internal balance. We often need a lighter touch to facilitate wellness rather than the hyperaggressive modern approach that thinks technology and drugs are always the best option.
What is it worth to you to have a private physician who will take care of your needs in the most efficient manner?
Primary care doctors in America are overwhelmed. For most medical offices to be viable, they require office visits that can be billed through insurance companies. The most important elements of care can be lacking in an effort to maintain the bottom line. There is a better model of care that does not thrive on sick visits, ER visits, hospitalizations and surgeries. You want to have access to your own physician who knows you well and can decide on the best course of management with only your best interest in mind.
Concierge Medicine and similar more individualized models of care have been growing throughout the country. More and more people are frustrated with the dilution of care that is spread across a number of practitioners that are trying to maintain quality. Layers of bureaucracy and administrative staff do not improve care, but make it more expensive for everyone.
As you get older, there may be an increasing need for medical services. It will become more imperative to have access to your own physician. One doctor with a smaller panel of patients who can stay ahead of health problems is the key to avoiding unnecessary, poor outcomes. You need a doctor coordinating care among a team of specialists who have a more narrow perspective. You need a doctor who will not resort to the easy, pharmaceutical option, but instead will try to reduce the pharmaceutical load to only those that are most essential.
Most of the trends in medicine are moving away from having one doctor who maintains the highest level of individualized care. Many healthcare systems are using outside firms to cover off hours. The safest option is the Emergency Department, but your own doctor can often see you early the next morning and manage an acute issue more efficiently. Andrew Lenhardt, MD, has an expertise in geriatrics with almost 20 years of managing patients over 65, 75, 85 and 95 years old. There are many health issues particular to those in older years. They require a broad, holistic approach.
Dr. Lenhardt is continually researching sources to find better and better options for any and all medical issues.
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What services are included with my membership and affiliation with Andrew Lenhardt, MD, and Well Life?
This depends on the level of membership. There are two levels available: the Wellness Plan and the Premier Plan.
Services and benefits include:
The Wellness Plan will be $75 per month, with a family option for $200 per month that will include two adults and all children between 10 and 21 years old.
Services and benefits include:
The Premier Plan is $200 per month.
What would make the experience unique in having high access to Andrew Lenhardt, MD, through a membership service?
Andrew Lenhardt, MD, has been in medicine for over 20 years with almost 100,000 patient visits to date. He has worked on the northshore for 14 years and can recommend the top medical and surgical specialists in the area. His knowledge of the local practitioners would also help members find the best acupuncturists, therapists, nutritionists, chiropractors and other care providers as needed. He has experience in traditional medicine with an evolution toward a more integrated approach. This balanced ideal can be seen in his blog and his book The Best of All Worlds.
Is Medicare accepted? Other insurances?
Andrew Lenhardt, MD, through his affiliation with Well Life accepts Medicare and most major private insurers.
How does my insurance work in my relationship with Andrew Lenhardt, MD, and Well Life?
Most PPOs and HMO health insurance plans are compatible with your membership. Your monthly or annual fee is generally not covered by insurance. You will still need health insurance to cover all other healthcare visits unrelated to your wellness program, including office visits, hospital stays and visits to specialists.
Does my insurance cover the fees associated with being part of these programs?
Most insurers view the membership services as non-covered services and do not provide reimbursement.
It is recommended to discuss this with your insurance provider.
Do my corporate benefits cover the annual fee?
The annual fee may be paid through most employer Section 125 plans and is compatible with most Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs).
It is recommended to discuss this with your human resources department.
Do I have to pay the annual fee all at once?
No, you can opt for a monthly installment plan using most major credit cards or pay the fee up front for the entire year.
Are there any other fees?
For patients who currently have Andrew Lenhardt, MD, as their primary care provider, there are no additional fees.
If Andrew Lenhardt, MD is not your current primary care provider, there will be a one-time fee of $200. for medical record transfer, review, and analysis.
What old medical records are necessary?
The more information you can provide the better. Most important would include:
At your first physical, Dr. Lenhardt will take an extensive history filling in any potential gaps of information that did not come through by medical record request.
Are the fees tax deductible?
For patients who itemize medical expenses on their tax returns, the annual fee may be deductible.
It is recommended to discuss this with a certified public accountant.
Can I get a refund if I’m not satisfied?
If you or Andrew Lenhardt, MD, terminate this agreement for any reason, you will be entitled to a prorated refund of any fees paid in advance. Members that pay in monthly installments would not be refunded.
What ages does Andrew Lenhardt, MD, accept?
Andrew Lenhardt, MD accepts patients that are 10-years-old and up.
Are there limits to how many patients will sign up with Andrew Lenhardt, MD, in a membership agreement?
Andrew Lenhardt, MD will limit the membership to 200 Premier clients and 600 Wellness clients.
When those limits are reached, prospective clients will be put on a waiting list.
What happens when Andrew Lenhardt, MD, is away on vacation or otherwise unavailable?
Andrew Lenhardt, MD will be covered by Frank Harte, MD, and other staff through Well Life Medical at the same location.
How does the program work with medical and surgical specialists?
As with any medical office, Andrew Lenhardt, MD will recommend and utilize medical and surgical specialists on an as needed basis. Because the clientele is of a limited quantity, Andrew Lenhardt, MD will have more time to coordinate a higher level of care. Every attempt will be made to keep patients out of the Emergency Department.
Can the monthly fee be used against my deductible?
No. Deductibles are paid directly to insurance companies, so they would be separate from any fees paid to Andrew Lenhardt, MD.
Andrew Lenhardt, MD
2 First Avenue Suite 215
Peabody, Massachusetts 01960
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