FAQs

General

NutriSolutions Direct Primary Care is the foundation for good health. Our goal at NutraSolutions is to keep you healthy by restoring the sanctity of the provider-patient relationship. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will give you the time necessary to get to know you; to identify your medical needs, and develop individualized preventative medicine plans and appropriate treatment options that are mutually agreed upon. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians all know the current healthcare system is dysfunctional and NutriSolutions affiliated physicians believe the direct care method will empower people to take charge of their own healthcare, with the guidance of your provider. NutriSolutions Direct Primary Care look forward to getting to know you and are truly blessed that you would place your trust in a NutraSolutions affiliated physician to care for you and your family.

Health and Wellness - An annual physical examination including routine labs is included in your membership. Personalized coaching to create positive lifestyle changes such as weight loss, smoking cessation, and stress reduction is provided. An initial referral to a certified nutritionist and a personal trainer may be offered.

Immediate Medical Care - Same day or next-day services for immediate medical needs such as minor lacerations, infections, sprains, fevers, etc. If you are not sure if your condition is something NutriSolutions affiliated physicians can take care of, give us a call and NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will direct you to the appropriate facility to address the problem.

Chronic Condition Management - NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will manage chronic conditions such as but not limited to high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, and depression. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will provide necessary medical care as NutriSolutions affiliated physicians as well as empower you to manage your own health and keeping up with current guidelines. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will understand your individual situation and work to maintain the stability of a chronic condition. If complications or concerns arise you will be referred to a qualified specialist.

Specialist Care Coordination - NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will coordinate your care through communication with your specialist and work with you to make decisions regarding follow through with your care plan. As your primary care provider, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians should be involved in any special care you seek and ask that you contact us to make sure the referral is appropriately coordinated.

Hospital and Emergency Room Visit Coordination - In case of serious illness requiring emergency or hospital care, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will communicate with the hospital, send relevant records, and coordinate your care during and after discharge. In case of an emergency, please call 911 and then have the hospital personnel call us so NutriSolutions affiliated physicians can participate in your care. The NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will keep in close contact with the hospitalists who are providing direct care to you and are available for concerns and questions at any time.

NutriSolutions affiliated physicians provide diagnostic and procedural benefits at no extra cost. For example, skin biopsy, simple lesion removal, and laceration repair are all included in your membership fee. If there is an extra charge for a service, you will know exactly what it is before proceeding.

No. Perhaps the most critical distinction in our model of care centers with a personal relationship between the patient and NutriSolutions affiliated physician. While the tender mercies of an insurance company might apply to the fixing of a damaged fender on your automobile, NutriSolutions see no reason for any insurer to have a voice about either the quality or the cost of your family care. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians forgo insurance payments in order to save our patients from the arbitrary, intrusive decisions that inevitably follow with a third-party payor. Furthermore, this direct fee-for-services arrangement frees us from the typical contractual agreements that prevent physicians from offering wholesale prices on laboratory tests, imaging, and medications.

We forgo insurance payments in order to save our patients from the arbitrary, intrusive decisions that inevitably follow with a third-party payor. Furthermore, this direct fee-for-services arrangement frees us from the typical contractual agreements that prevent physicians from offering wholesale prices on laboratory tests, imaging, and medications.

Yes. NutriSolutions might argue that everyone benefits from a service tailored directly to them. That’s why NutriSolutions offers truly custom healthcare. The NutriSolutions affiliated physician’s practice is devoted to the maintenance of your good health, to the enhancements of your daily experience that only physical well-being can bring. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians are here for your reactive needs, but proactive healthcare is important, and NutriSolutions here for that, as well.
The NutriSolutions affiliated physicians get to give the gift of time. Large amounts of precious, irretrievable time given to you as you wish. Every visit, for whatever reason, will be easygoing in its absolute thoroughness, relaxed in and answering your questions and addressing the need of the moment. Then, as time go by, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians build a comprehensive, intimate knowledge of your health, invaluable understanding.

At NutriSolutions, we have the gift of time. Even better? We get to give the gift of time. Large amounts of precious, irretrievable time given to you as you wish. Every visit, for whatever reason, will be easygoing in its absolute thoroughness, relaxed in answering your questions and addressing the need of the moment. Then, as the months and years go by, we build a comprehensive, intimate knowledge of your health, invaluable understanding available in no other regimen of care.

Direct Primary Care and Insurance

While Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care does not bill your insurance company or collect insurance fees from you, we recommend that all Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patients continue to participate in some form of insurance program. Despite the remarkable care you receive as a Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patient traditional insurance still has its place. Enjoy direct primary care and keep insurance for specialist care, serious illness, and expensive, unforeseen events.

Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patients are not required to have insurance to enroll, but we have found that many of our patients have found a balance between direct primary care and insurance by making adjustments to their coverage, which can allow for a more affordable complement to our primary care program. Here are a few examples that have worked well for our patients:

Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care + High Deductible Insurance Plans

A high deductible insurance plan allows you to be covered for major “catastrophic” medical problems in exchange to agree to pay more money out of pocket for most or all medical events up to a certain limit. Once the limit is met, the consumer enjoys 100% coverage. For example, a high deductible plan for a family might require the family (with the help of the employer) to cover the first $5,000 in medical expenses. After that $5,000 is spent, the family is covered entirely for all medical expenses throughout the balance of that year. This type of plan typically costs the consumer dramatically less in monthly premiums. Many Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patients take the reduced monthly premium associated with a high deductible plan and apply those dollars towards enrollment.

Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care + Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

An HSA allows you to pay for medical expenses not covered by your insurance. So the Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care program coupled with an HSA or HRA may allow you to pay for your Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care fees with tax-exempt funds you deposit each month in your HSA.

Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patients are not required to have insurance to enroll, but we have found that many of our patients have found a balance between direct primary care and insurance by making adjustments to their coverage, which can allow for a more affordable complement to our primary care program. Here are a few examples that have worked well for our patients:

Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care + High Deductible Insurance Plans

A high deductible insurance plan allows you to be covered for major “catastrophic” medical problems in exchange to agree to pay more money out of pocket for most or all medical events up to a certain limit. Once the limit is met, the consumer enjoys 100% coverage. For example, a high deductible plan for a family might require the family (with the help of the employer) to cover the first $5,000 in medical expenses. After that $5,000 is spent, the family is covered entirely for all medical expenses throughout the balance of that year. This type of plan typically costs the consumer dramatically less in monthly premiums. Many Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patients take the reduced monthly premium associated with a high deductible plan and apply those dollars towards enrollment.

Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care + Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

An HSA allows you to pay for medical expenses not covered by your insurance. So the Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care program coupled with an HSA or HRA may allow you to pay for your Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care fees with tax-exempt funds you deposit each month in your HSA.

NutriSolutions have cut the red tape of bureaucracy. The restrictions that typically leave physicians in a traditional healthcare setting buried in nonsense paperwork are lifted through Direct Care, allowing us to spend our time where it really counts: with patients. In refusing to recognize any interference with the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians have returned family practice medicine to its root values of clinical excellence for and compassionate knowledge of every patient. In every aspect of family healthcare, and custom healthcare, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians promise accessibility, convenience, and affordability.

The terms are often used interchangeably and essentially refer to the same principles. Direct Primary Care is a healthcare model focused on putting the patient first. That means treating them when they need it, never rushing patients through appointments, and being proactive with healthcare treatment plans. The doctor-patient relationship is just as the name suggests direct. Direct Primary Care clinics don’t accept insurance, rather they choose to work directly with the patient, providing wholesale labs, deeply discounted prescription prices, and other costs savings along the way.

Absolutely. NutriSolutions is fortunate to work with the industry leaders in health insurance who build custom plans that remove much of the waste and inefficiency from a typical, bloated policy. These custom plans have been able to save families nearly $1,000/month and many businesses up to 50% while providing a higher level of care. If you’re interested in speaking with a health insurance expert, contact NutriSolutions for further details. Our industry leaders helps future NutraSolutions patients find the perfect combination of healthcare and health insurance. They review health insurance plans to look for opportunities to decrease the cost of insurance in combination with an NutraSolutions membership. Many times, our industry leaders am able to help significantly reduce the cost of insurance plans for individuals and businesses, while improving the policy’s quality. Don’t hesitate to contact NutriSolutions.

I help future NutraSolutions patients find the perfect combination of healthcare and health insurance. I review health insurance plans to look for opportunities to decrease the cost of insurance in combination with an NutraSolutions membership. Many times, I am able to help significantly reduce the cost of insurance plans for individuals and businesses, while improving the policy’s quality. I’m happy to speak with anyone interested in talking about the benefits of an NutraSolutions membership along with a custom insurance plan.

Don’t hesitate to contact NutriSolutions.

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative alternative payment model for primary care being embraced by patients, physicians, employers, payers and policymakers across the United States. The defining element of DPC is an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and his or her primary care provider.

Employer

Yes. NutriSolutions recommends our patients continue a major medical plan with a high deductible and health savings account to ensure financial help should hospitalization or referral to a specialist be necessary. NutriSolutions is happy to refer you to one of our insurance representatives who can help customize an insurance plan for your specific needs.

Practices are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. When a doctor reaches his or her membership limit and additional patients would like to join, a waiting list is established. If a specific practice is closed, another local NutraSolutions affiliated physician may be available to you. Contact NutriSolutions for more information on doctors in your area.

No, NutraSolutions affiliated physicians limit their practice to NutraSolutions members only so they can focus their time and attention on them exclusively.

No. NutriSolutions Direct Primary Care is a complement to existing health insurance. NutriSolutions is fortunate to work with the industry leaders in health insurance who build custom plans that remove much of the waste and inefficiency from a typical, bloated policy. If you’re interested in speaking with a health insurance expert, contact NutriSolutions for further details. Don’t hesitate to contact NutriSolutions.

Yes. If your company doesn’t pay the full cost of a membership, your employees can use their pre-tax corporate plans to pay the fee. After they have received their annual wellness services, the yearly fee may generally be reimbursed by flexible spending accounts (FSA), medical savings accounts (MSA), health reimbursement accounts (HRA), and health savings accounts (HSA). Please note that the fee cannot be paid using an FSA debit or credit card.

No. They can choose to keep their current doctor and still take advantage of having their NutriSolutions affiliated physicians wellness services.

As members of NutriSolutions, your executives will take part in the annual NutriSolutions Program, which includes comprehensive, advanced screenings and diagnostic tests not typically covered by commercial insurance. Our wellness Program addresses key areas such as heart health, diabetes, respiratory health, bone health, nutrition, fitness, emotional well-being, hearing, vision, sight management, sleep and management of chronic illness. Based on their results, their doctor will develop a plan to help them improve or manage their numbers. Beyond this, they’ll also receive year-round care from a physician who knows them if they so desire. In addition, they’ll enjoy conveniences such as; the ability to reach their physician 24/7, and same-day or next-day, on-time appointments with the doctor and relaxed office visits.

Our affiliated physicians also provide follow-up care and wellness planning, which can result in meaningful health outcomes. In addition, NutraSolutions’ program is different because members of NutraSolutions-affiliated practices enjoy conveniences not found in most primary care practices such as 24/7 doctor availability by phone and same or next day appointments that start on time. Physicians also provide follow-up care and wellness planning, which can result in meaningful health outcomes.

You may cancel your membership with the practice at any time and for any reason by giving 30-days advanced written notice.

NutriSolutions affiliated physicians investment in getting to know the patients and their families is what sets us apart. In a traditional practice, a doctor may care for a few thousand patients. In our practice, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians care for a few hundred. This model allows your NutriSolutions affiliated physicians to spend time with the patient, to get to know them, respond in a timely manner to the patient’s needs, advocate on their behalf, and coordinate their care with specialists.

NutriSolutions Direct Primary care is the foundation for the basis of good health. Our goal at NutraSolutions is to keep you healthy by restoring the sanctity of the provider-patient relationship. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will give you the time necessary to get to know you, identify your medical needs, and develop individualized preventative medicine plans and appropriate treatment options that are mutually agreed upon. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians all know the current healthcare system is dysfunctional and NutriSolutions believes the direct care method will empower people to take charge of their own healthcare, with the guidance of a provider. NutriSolutions looks forward to getting to know you and are truly blessed that you would place your trust in a NutraSolutions affiliated physician to care for you and your family.

Absolutely. NutriSolutions is fortunate to work with the industry leaders in health insurance who build custom plans that remove much of the waste and inefficiency from a typical, bloated policy. These custom plans have been able to save families nearly $1,000/month and many businesses up to 50% while providing a higher level of care. If you’re interested in speaking with a health insurance expert, contact NutriSolutions for further details. Our industry leaders helps future NutraSolutions patients find the perfect combination of healthcare and health insurance. They review health insurance plans to look for opportunities to decrease the cost of insurance in combination with an NutraSolutions membership. Many times, our industry leaders am able to help significantly reduce the cost of insurance plans for individuals and businesses, while improving the policy’s quality. Don’t hesitate to contact NutriSolutions.

Absolutely. We’re fortunate to work with the industry leaders in health insurance who build custom plans that remove much of the waste and inefficiency from a typical, bloated policy. We’ve been able to save families nearly $1,000/month and many businesses up to 50% while providing a higher level of care. If you’re interested in speaking with a health insurance expert, contact NutriSolutions for further details.

I help future NutraSolutions patients find the perfect combination of healthcare and health insurance. I review health insurance plans to look for opportunities to decrease the cost of insurance in combination with an NutraSolutions membership. Many times, I am able to help significantly reduce the cost of insurance plans for individuals and businesses, while improving the policy’s quality. I’m happy to speak with anyone interested in talking about the benefits of an NutraSolutions membership along with a custom insurance plan.

Patient

At NutriSolutions Direct Primary Care, there is no contract with health insurance companies, and the healthcare professionals have formally opted out of Medicare. This means that our private direct practice does not bill any public or private health plans, and that greatly simplifies our reimbursement: NutriSolutions affiliated physicians are not obligated to collect co-pays, deductibles or co-insurance fees. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians depend on patient investment in their primary care. NutriSolutions has the solution for you.

With increasing requirements for higher out-of-pocket costs for medical services through insurance premiums, co-pays, and deductibles, many patients are appropriately seeking options for more value for their healthcare dollar. Your membership fee with a NutriSolutions affiliated physician covers all office visits, and there are no copays. Our patients find it worthwhile and cost-saving to utilize a basic health insurance plan such as a high-deductible, major medical plan to cover services outside of our primary care clinic.

You will readily be able to reach us via convenient and accessible office visits, phone, email, and text. Our electronic communication is made possible by our patients direct investment in NutriSolutions. While NutriSolutions affiliated physicians cannot promise unlimited electronic communication and always want you to seek emergency care or call 911 in an emergency, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians anticipate being in regular electronic contact with our patients to answer their health questions and help coordinate care.

While NutriSolutions affiliated physicians are not promising and cannot guarantee unlimited time or access with us, our office visits average 45 - 60 minutes, not the rushed six or eight-minute office visits (after a long wait) that plan-reimbursed primary care so often delivers. Part of the relationship you build with your NutriSolutions affiliated physicians is based on understanding of your care. Now that’s what NutriSolutions calls personal healthcare.

Because we have reserved our time for a smaller community of patients, we can offer highly personalized, accessible care for your primary care needs. We offer same day and next day appointments. We will make accommodations to see our patients outside of normal business hours when necessary.

You have probably heard the old adage an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? While prevention isn’t without cost, illness can break your budget. Take heart disease, for example. It’s the number one killer in America, accounting for one in every four deaths. Treating it is expensive. If you have suffered a heart attack, Medicare estimates you will spend 60 percent more out of pocket annually versus someone who hasn’t.

Direct Primary Care and Insurance

While Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care does not bill your insurance company or collect insurance fees from you, we recommend that all Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patients continue to participate in some form of insurance program. Despite the remarkable care you receive as a Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patient traditional insurance still has its place. Enjoy direct primary care and keep insurance for specialist care, serious illness, and expensive, unforeseen events.

Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patients are not required to have insurance to enroll, but we have found that many of our patients have found a balance between direct primary care and insurance by making adjustments to their coverage, which can allow for a more affordable complement to our primary care program. Here are a few examples that have worked well for our patients:

Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care + High Deductible Insurance Plans

A high deductible insurance plan allows you to be covered for major “catastrophic” medical problems in exchange to agree to pay more money out of pocket for most or all medical events up to a certain limit. Once the limit is met, the consumer enjoys 100% coverage. For example, a high deductible plan for a family might require the family (with the help of the employer) to cover the first $5,000 in medical expenses. After that $5,000 is spent, the family is covered entirely for all medical expenses throughout the balance of that year. This type of plan typically costs the consumer dramatically less in monthly premiums. Many Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care patients take the reduced monthly premium associated with a high deductible plan and apply those dollars towards enrollment.

Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care + Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

An HSA allows you to pay for medical expenses not covered by your insurance. So the Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care program coupled with an HSA or HRA may allow you to pay for your Nutrisolutions Direct Primary Care fees with tax-exempt funds you deposit each month in your HSA.

NutriSolutions affiliated physicians provide diagnostic and procedural benefits at no extra cost. For example, skin biopsy, simple lesion removal, and laceration repair are all included in your membership fee. If there is an extra charge for a service, you will know exactly what it is before proceeding.

Immediate Medical Care - Same day or next-day services for immediate medical needs such as minor lacerations, infections, sprains, fevers, etc. If you are not sure if your condition is something NutriSolutions can take care of, give your NutriSolutions affiliated physician a call and they will direct you to the appropriate facility to address the problem.

Chronic Condition Management - NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will manage chronic conditions such as, but not limited to high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, and depression. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will provide necessary medical care as well as empower you to manage your own health and keeping up with current guidelines. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will understand your individual situation and work to maintain the stability of the chronic condition. If complications or concerns arise you will be referred to a qualified specialist.

Specialist Care Coordination - NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will coordinate your care through communication with your specialist and work with you to make decisions regarding follow through with your care plan. As your primary care provider, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians should be involved in any special care you seek and ask that you contact us to make sure the referral is appropriately coordinated.

Hospital and Emergency Room Visit Coordination - In case of serious illness requiring emergency or hospital care, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will communicate with the hospital, send relevant records, and coordinate your care during and after discharge. In case of an emergency, please call 911 and then have the hospital personnel call your NutriSolutions affiliated physician so they can participate in your care. The NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will keep in close contact with the hospitalists who are providing direct care to you and are available for concerns and questions at any time.

Immediate Medical Care - Same day or next-day services for immediate medical needs such as minor lacerations, infections, sprains, fevers, etc. If you are not sure if your condition is something we can take care of, give us a call and we will direct you to the appropriate facility to address the problem.

Chronic Condition Management - We will manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, depression, and others. We will provide necessary medical care as well as empower you to manage your own health keeping up with current guidelines. We will understand your individual situation and work to maintain the stability of the chronic condition. If complications or concerns arise you will be referred to a qualified specialist.

Specialist Care Coordination - We will coordinate your care through communication with your specialist and work with you to make decisions regarding follow through with your care plan. As your primary care provider, we should be involved in any special care you seek and ask that you contact us to make sure the referral is appropriately coordinated.

Hospital and Emergency Room Visit Coordination - In case of serious illness requiring emergency or hospital care, we will communicate with the hospital, send relevant records, and coordinate your care during and after discharge. In case of an emergency, please call 911 and then have the hospital personnel call us so we can participate in your care. We will keep in close contact with the hospitalists who are providing direct care to you and we are available for concerns and questions at any time.

Our affiliated physicians also provide follow-up care and wellness planning, which can result in meaningful health outcomes. In addition, NutraSolutions’ program is different because members of NutraSolutions-affiliated practices enjoy conveniences not found in most primary care practices such as 24/7 doctor availability by phone and same or next day appointments that start on time. Physicians also provide follow-up care and wellness planning, which can result in meaningful health outcomes.

NutriSolutions Direct Primary Care is the foundation of good health. Keeping you healthy is the responsibility of your primary care provider. Our goal at NutraSolutions is to keep you healthy by restoring the sanctity of the provider-patient relationship. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will give you the time necessary to get to know you, identify your medical needs, and develop individualized preventative medicine plans and appropriate treatment options that are mutually agreed upon. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians all know the current healthcare system is dysfunctional and NutriSolutions believes the direct care method will empower people to take charge of their own healthcare, with the guidance of a provider. NutriSolutions looks forward to getting to know you and are truly blessed that you would place your trust in a NutraSolutions-affiliated physicians to care for you and your family.

No. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians maintain scrupulous standards of privacy. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians are never obligated to provide any third party with a copy of your records unless you specifically ask that NutriSolutions affiliated physicians do so.

Naturally, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians provide such care yet another freedom your NutriSolutions affiliated physicians is to enjoy together as a result of Nutrasolutions independence from the restrictions of third-party payment. Because your NutriSolutions affiliated physicians know you well, and can streamline your care when you are sick away from home. Many illnesses can be diagnosed and treated with a simple conversation by phone, email, text or face time. Your NutriSolutions affiliated physician will locate the nearest pharmacy and order the medications most appropriate for your circumstances.

By all means, yes. Because illness and injury do not respect regular office hours, you may call your physicians any day, at any hour. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians invite you to arrange for home visits, schedules permitting. If you prefer, you may also use our secure patient portal to access your medical record and then e-mail your physician. It’s how NutriSolutions, do custom healthcare.

Absolutely. When you join NutriSolutions, you will select the plan that covers your children. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians are happy to accept the children (birth to 20 years of age) of our enrolled clients. At this time, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians are not able to provide routine vaccinations for young children but NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will happily work with you to arrange these.

In providing superb care with unprecedented sorts of access, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians seek to prevent or reduce hospitalizations and specialty referrals. In instances where those types of care are required, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will certainly continue to work with your hospitalist during your hospital stay as NutriSolutions affiliated physicians will work closely with any specialist. In some cases, depending on the level of care and the sorts of expertise required, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians may rely on those specialized caregivers to manage your treatment.

Unfortunately, no. Your retainer is not yet defined as a medical expense in most states and as such is not deductible. Please confer with your tax consultant to clarify tax consequences in your particular circumstances.

Yes. You need only sign a one-time waiver declaring that neither you nor your NutriSolutions affiliated physician will directly bill Medicare for our services. Medicare will still cover any laboratory testing, imaging, medications, or hospitalizations prescribed by our offices.

You may cancel your membership with the practice at any time and for any reason by giving 30-days advanced written notice.

No, office visits are included in the monthly Direct Primary Care fee.

The membership fee does not cover all services that you may require. Our practice assumes that you are insured by a health insurance plan that may cover or reimburse you for labs, vaccinations, diagnostic or pathologic testing, hospitalizations, specialist visits, and medications.

The monthly membership typically fee covers a variety services. The following features are typically included in the monthly membership fee, check with your NutriSolutions affiliated physicians for the services they specifically offer.

Unlimited access to your doctor - Literally. After hours, weekends, holidays- there’s no bad time to receive excellent medical care.

Extended, relaxed visits - You won’t feel rushed through an appointment, and there’s never a question you won’t have time to ask. Part of the relationship you’ll build with your doctor is based on understanding your care. Now that’s what we call personal healthcare.

Same-day and next-day service scheduling - Because our physicians have reserved their time for a select few, there will be no “squeezing you in.” You’re a priority, and you’ll feel like one.

House calls - You can choose to come to our office, or the doctor will come to your house at no extra cost, of course. You set the terms based on your comfort level.

Full access via technology - You’ll be able to reach our team and other medical information via webcam, e-mail, text and more. The sky is the limit.

An annual physical - This exam will be fitted to your personal medical needs. It’s all about you and your specific goals for wellness.

Diagnostic and procedural benefits at no extra costs - EKG, Holter Monitor, DEXA Scan, Body Fat Analysis, Spirometry, Breathing Treatments, Cryotherapy, Lesion Removal, Laceration Repair, just to name a few.

Wholesale labs and medication costs - NutriSolutions affiliated physicians passes benefits right on down to the patient. If there is an extra charge for a service, you will know exactly what it is before proceeding.

Unlimited access to your doctor - Literally. After hours, weekends, holidays- there’s no bad time to receive excellent medical care.

Extended, relaxed visits - You won’t feel rushed through an appointment, and there’s never a question you won’t have time to ask. Part of the relationship you’ll build with your doctor is based on your understanding of your care. Now that’s what we call personal healthcare.

Same-day and next-day service scheduling - Because our physicians have reserved their time for a select few, there will be no “squeezing you in.” You’re a priority, and you’ll feel like one.

House calls - You can choose to come to our office, or the doctor will come to your house at no extra cost, of course. You set the terms based on your comfort level.

Full access via technology - You’ll be able to reach our team and other medical information via webcam, e-mail, text and more. The sky is the limit.

An annual physical - This exam will be fitted to your personal medical needs. It’s all about you and your specific goals for wellness.

Diagnostic and procedural benefits at no extra costs - EKG, Holter Monitor, DEXA Scan, Body Fat Analysis, Spirometry, Breathing Treatments, Cryotherapy, Lesion Removal, Laceration Repair, just to name a few.

Wholesale labs and medication costs - NutriSolutions affiliated physicians passes benefits right on down to the patient. If there is an extra charge for a service, you will know exactly what it is before proceeding.

For your convenience, labs are drawn in-office. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians have affordable self-pay rates if you have a high-deductible plan or do not have insurance.

You may see your provider as often as is medically necessary.

If you are ill, you will be seen right away. Our patients enjoy same-day and next-day appointments, which start on time and last as long as medically necessary. For less urgent medical concerns such as annual exams and lab work, which take a good amount of time, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians ask patients to schedule in advance. This allows us to hold same-day appointments for urgent concerns and allows the doctor to the time required for an annual examination.

Our investment in getting to know our patients and their families is what really sets up apart. In a traditional practice, a doctor may care for a few thousand patients. In our practice, NutriSolutions affiliated physicians care for a few hundred. This model allows your health provider to spend time with you, to get to know you, respond in a timely manner to your needs, advocate on your behalf, and coordinate your care with specialists.

Absolutely. NutriSolutions is fortunate to work with the industry leaders in health insurance who build custom plans that remove much of the waste and inefficiency from a typical, bloated policy. These custom plans have been able to save families nearly $1,000/month and many businesses up to 50% while providing a higher level of care. If you’re interested in speaking with a health insurance expert, contact NutriSolutions for further details. Our industry leaders helps future NutraSolutions patients find the perfect combination of healthcare and health insurance. They review health insurance plans to look for opportunities to decrease the cost of insurance in combination with an NutraSolutions membership. Many times, our industry leaders am able to help significantly reduce the cost of insurance plans for individuals and businesses, while improving the policy’s quality. Don’t hesitate to contact NutriSolutions.

Absolutely. We’re fortunate to work with the industry leaders in health insurance who build custom plans that remove much of the waste and inefficiency from a typical, bloated policy. We’ve been able to save families nearly $1,000/month and many businesses up to 50% while providing a higher level of care. If you’re interested in speaking with a health insurance expert, contact NutriSolutions for further details.

I help future NutraSolutions patients find the perfect combination of healthcare and health insurance. I review health insurance plans to look for opportunities to decrease the cost of insurance in combination with an NutraSolutions membership. Many times, I am able to help significantly reduce the cost of insurance plans for individuals and businesses, while improving the policy’s quality. I’m happy to speak with anyone interested in talking about the benefits of an NutraSolutions membership along with a custom insurance plan.

Physician

Unlike traditional primary care where physicians are retiring early and receive very little compensation for their practices, NutraSolutions-affiliated physicians sometimes delay retirement because they love what they do and they love the model. Given that the complexities of closing a practice can be just as challenging as building one, NutraSolutions approaches retirement planning the same way NutriSolutions affiliated physicians approach practice transitions putting you and your patients first. NutriSolutions affiliated physicians take the work and worry out of retiring by providing you with a step-by-step strategy to successfully implement this personal milestone.

YES. If you are thinking of retiring early because you are burnt out practicing at your current pace, NutraSolutions can help extend your career. When you truly are ready to start the next chapter, NutraSolutions can simplify this milestone transition in your professional and personal life by helping you realize the monetary value of your practice. Planning your succession strategy with NutraSolutions sets you up for a more comfortable retirement than might otherwise be possible if you tried to sell your practice on your own.

In smaller, NutraSolutions-affiliated practices where there is more time for doctor-patient interaction and greater ability to see patients in the office at the onset of potential health problems, our physicians report a very light call volume after hours. Additionally, peer reviewed published studies have found significantly reduced hospital admissions among patients in affiliated practices, which also translate to fewer calls.
As the healthcare landscape continues to change bringing with it more uncertainty, younger doctors value the financial security and predictability of the NutraSolutions model. They are also enjoying a better work/life balance and are able to save for retirement. Many of our affiliated physicians say their biggest regret is not transitioning sooner. And they are more than willing to tell you why.

As the healthcare landscape continues to change bringing with it more uncertainty, younger doctors value the financial security and predictability of the NutraSolutions model. They are also enjoying a better work/life balance and are able to save for retirement. Many of our affiliated physicians say their biggest regret is not transitioning sooner. And they are more than willing to tell you why.

NutraSolutions believes that closer doctor-patient relationships coupled with more time are the key ingredients for a better healthcare experience and ultimately better results. Providing every patient the one-on-one time they need with you along with a more comprehensive approach to preventive care is only possible in smaller practices.

If your present patient load has you on the brink of burnout, perhaps considering early retirement or leaving medicine altogether, NutraSolutions offers you a healthier work/life balance and a means to continue doing what you love.

If your present patient load has you on the brink of burnout, perhaps contemplating early retirement or leaving medicine altogether, NutraSolutions offers you a healthier work/life balance and a means to continue doing what you love.

Patients who join your practice will have an elevated interest in their health prevention and management. They will highly regard your expertise and time, value their relationship with you and be motivated to work together with you so they can be healthy. Because they have chosen to invest in their wellness and fulfill their desire for more individualized attention, they tend to rely on your guidance for both lifestyle and treatment choices. Some patients join to satisfy an unmet need in their current healthcare experience. The fact that you can offer conveniences not possible in traditional primary care practices and can be more available when they need you most is a level of service they genuinely appreciate. The nature of smaller, more personalized NutraSolutions affiliated practices results in relationships of mutual respect between doctors and patients. In fact, patients often say they consider their NutriSolutions affiliated physician to be a trusted friend or a extended family.

While you can attempt to convert your traditional volume practice to a membership-based model yourself, it’s extremely difficult and stressful. Undertaking a transformation involving thousands of patients while continuing to maintain a full-time practice all on your own can set the stage for unpredictable results. Since you only get one chance to do it right, there is too much at stake to rely on anyone other than the experts in the country, at NutraSolutions.

Physician Practice

NutriSolutions will provide the practice with a working clientele base, but the practice can add members as they see fit.

Atlas - Provides the training for the ATLAS EMR software and will assist the doctor in transitioning to the Direct Patient Care model.

NutriSolutions - Provides training for the computer network solution, apple products, setting up the legal documents to establish the Employer Identification Number, is a number assigned by the IRS used to identify a business entity. Determine what Type of Business to Start, and Register a Business in the state you will be running your practice. Create the initial database of patients to be imported to the Doctor’s Atlas model.

NutriSolutions - Provides training for the computer network solution, apple products, setting up the legal documents to establish the Employer Identification Number, is a number assigned by the IRS used to identify a business entity. Determine what Type of Business to Start, and Register a Business in the state you will be running your practice. Create the initial database of patients to be imported to the Doctor’s Atlas model.

Using the Atlas model, the doctor will see patients in many different ways including, in person, by phone, by text, video conference. The goal is to make this experience the easiest and most convenient for the patient.

Each practice will operate independently and set their own time and agenda. The recommendation would be to have total accessibility.

NutriSolutions will provide you with a patient panel, providing up to 500 patients within the first 90 days. Your primary job will be to provide care for your patients.

The core competency of a doctor is to attend to patients need. EMR takes away the burden of paperwork that wastes time better focused on the patients freeing up more time to devote to your customer base. Atlas MD also brings this process into modern times where patients files can be accessed not only via computer base but App based platforms giving you instant access via a smartphone. You can even communicate with your patients however they feel comfortable: Phone, Text message, Email, Social media while automatically archiving written messages within their profile for later reference (with patient authorization).

The NutriSolutions model is set up as a user base fee system that will be paid by an employer or patient. There will be no need for the patient to have insurance to cover the Primary Care Physicians cost as it is a fee-based system that covers all interactions. It is recommended that the patient have supplemental insurance for treatment outside of the Primary Care Physician practice.

NutriSolutions recommends that the practice sets up an Apple Network. https://www.apple.com/retail/business/financing/

The NutriSolution computer network is being created with encryption as a critical part of data protection. Any file transfers must be coded so that the information cannot be pulled through and into hackers computers. Deciphering these advanced codes is incredibly difficult. NutriSolution personnel is working with Amazon, Apple, JAMF Pro, NORD VPN, Amazon Work email, and Amazon WorkDocs. The combination of these services shall provide a multilayered security solution for all laptops, tablets, cell phones, and stored HIPPA data.

There are minimal startup costs to be a NutriSolutions affiliated primary care physician. NutriSolutions will provide the physician with the information to set up an Apple network, to include the estimated monthly cost (Computer, phone, tablet). This equipment can be leased up to a 24-month basis. NutriSolutions will provide the office space at a nominal fee and location best suited for the patients that will be become apart of
the NutriSolutions affiliated physicians practice. Atlas provides the list of equipment, supplies, and the associated cost for a
physician practice.

Direct primary care is the populist version of concierge medicine, with a more affordable monthly membership fee. Doctors have a lighter patient load, which means they are more accessible, including nights and weekends and through email and telephone consultations. Direct primary-care providers receive a salary, unlike most physicians who are paid per service, which allows for more time with patients. Appointments typically last up to an hour. There are no insurance claim forms to fill out or deductibles to meet. Everything is covered by the monthly fee.

The NutriSolutions model of personalized, preventive care with smaller practices allows the physician to take a more proactive rather than a reactive approach. Nutrisolution affiliated physicians have the time to focus on acute, chronic and preventive health issues. The increased physician contact time results in improved outcomes for patients and ultimately lowers NutriSolutions affiliated physicians costs.

Sedera Health

Sedera is a patient advocacy and benevolence organization. Sedera facilitates the sharing of medical costs between our participating Members (the community) and provides access to several ancillary health services.

Sedera believes that our Members, in concert with the medical providers of their choosing, have a natural incentive to do what is best for themselves and their families as well as the primary responsibility for making their own health care decisions. When our Members have financial needs due to illness or injury that are greater than they can individually carry, we believe that the Sedera community, in a corporate sense, should assist in carrying one another’s burdens. Our method of sharing each other’s medical bills seeks to teach these principles as an integral part of our community of sharing philosophy.

No. Insurance arrangements are a contract whereby one party agrees to be legally responsible for and accept another party’s risk of loss in exchange for a payment—a premium. Medical cost sharing is an arrangement whereby Members agree to share medical expenses through an act of voluntary giving. Sedera is not licensed or registered by any insurance board or department since we are not practicing the business of insurance. We do not assess applicants’ health risks, because neither Sedera nor our Members are assuming financial liability for any other member’s risk. Unlike insurance, the focus of Sedera’s Medical Cost Sharing membership is on how our Members help one another with their immediate needs.

When health care costs are paid by someone other than the person receiving care, typically an insurance company or government entity, the health care model can be undermined. We believe many of the current problems with the healthcare system are the direct result of restricting personal freedom and responsibility through dependence on third-party payors. Sedera is designed to allow Members to help one another while maintaining freedom of choice and personal responsibility.

Sedera’s Medical cost sharing is not insurance, so it does not comply with the ACA or similar state law requirements.

However, your Sponsoring Entity (your Employer or the association through which you have access to Sedera) may provide additional products (such as a self-funded insurance plan designed to address preventive care) that complement Sedera and/or satisfy ACA or similar state law requirements. We recommend you connect with your Sponsoring Entity’s contact if you have specific questions related to legal compliance.

The Medical Cost Sharing membership that Sedera facilitates has no legal barriers within the United States of which we are aware.

Sedera’s Medical Cost Sharing is not insurance, so it does not meet the ACA’s requirements. However, your Sponsoring Entity (your Employer or the association through which you have access to Sedera) may provide additional products (such as a self-funded insurance plan designed to address preventive care) that complement Sedera and/or satisfy ACA requirements.
We recommend you connect with your Sponsoring Entity’s contact to obtain the required IRS documentation, if applicable.

Absolutely! Having the personal freedom to choose the medical providers of your choice is fundamental to Sedera’s values. Sedera’s Member Advisors will be happy to assist you in providing quality information to help you decide on the best provider(s), but there are no “out-of-network” penalties.

Sedera’s process differs significantly from insurance practices in this regard; to our member’s advantage. Traditional health insurance deductibles are cumulative over the course of a plan year. Co-insurance is the portion of the medical expense owed by the patient. These insurance cost-sharing measures can amount to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs to insurance policyholders annually. Conversely, when Sedera Members incur an eligible medical expense that exceeds their Initial Unshareable Amount (IUA), any remaining balance relative to that specific Need would be eligible for sharing, effectively reducing the member’s portion to the selected IUA for any single need.

Yes, Members’ eligible needs, wherever incurred, will be handled through your Sedera Membership.

A Member may be required to pay out-of-pocket for medical services. Sedera advises its Members to avoid paying more than their IUA toward the cost of any medical need, as doing so dilutes Sedera’s ability to negotiate with medical providers. In cases where Members pay more than their IUA, they will be promptly reimbursed for the excess amount by the Sedera community.
Additionally, Sedera occasionally provides direct up-front payment for proposed services. The most prominent example of pre-payment is with maternity cases. Sedera may pre-pay maternity cases, based on the provider’s self-pay rates, in advance of the baby’s delivery. In virtually all cases, needs payments are sent directly to Members, not to medical providers.

All Sedera members are “self-pay patients.” This enables significant leverage in the negotiation of medical bills. Our sister company, The Karis Group (TKG), is a professional patient advocacy and medical bill negotiation company. TKG currently serves nearly one million patient lives throughout the U.S. including negotiating all of the Needs for one of the largest Health Care Sharing Ministries in the nation. Sedera outsources the negotiation of all Member medical bills that exceed $500 to TKG. TKG’s average rate reduction exceeds 60% off billed charges. These savings are passed directly to our Members through the low monthly contributions they enjoy.

Because there is no “transfer of risk” with Sedera’s Medical Cost Sharing, no “claim” is ever guaranteed. When Members incur medical expenses that exceed their IUA there is simply a medical need. Sedera Members submit proof of their medical expenses to Sedera where they are evaluated in accordance with the Guidelines. Qualified needs are then designated for sharing based on the amount of shares collected from Members each month. Each member’s monthly share is voluntary but also a requirement in order to remain an active participant in the membership.

At the time of service, Members should disclose to their medical providers (doctors, laboratories, clinics, hospitals, etc.) that they are “self-pay” patients. The providers will, in turn, bill the Member directly. The Member then organizes their bills, fills out a Need Processing Form (NPF) and submits the NPF, copies of all related medical bills and any proof of payments made towards their Initial Unshareable Amount (IUA). Our team of medical bill negotiators may contact the providers to discuss the appropriate payment for the services that were performed and determine if negotiations are necessary or available for the billed amounts. Sedera will review the need and help administer a process whereby community funds are share with the Member, less the Member’s IUA (as applicable), which, in turn, the Members use to pay their medical providers.

The sharing turnaround time normally ranges from 14-60 days from receipt of your bills and required information depending whether negotiation is required or not. If your Need Processing Form is correct and complete, and there are no ongoing financial negotiations with providers, your need will normally be shared the second Friday after Sedera receives it. Please note that larger bills make take longer to negotiate.

Medical needs incurred internationally would be sharable with the community in the same way as any other legitimate medical need within the U.S. If the member’s out-of-pocket costs exceeded their Initial Unshareable Amount (IUA) for a particular need while overseas, the Member would simply provide Sedera the details on the costs incurred along with any amount paid by the Member, and Sedera would facilitate sharing the portion that exceeds the member’s IUA.

Sedera Members are eligible through their employment, membership, or participation in a Sponsoring Entity. Members must agree to abide by each of the nine Principles of Membership. See Sections 1 and 2 of the
Member Guidelines
for the details of Membership requirements. Members understand that medical expenses resulting from the use of illegal drugs, or while participating in unlawful activities will not be shared.

The concept of medical cost sharing has been highly successful within the confines of faith-based Christian groups for more than 25 years. More than one million members have shared over a billion dollars in medical expenses over that span of time. Hence, there is strong precedence in the concept. We believe that a community of health-conscious people who care for their fellow man can successfully participate in the sharing of one another’s medical burdens. It is important to note that past successes by faith-based sharing groups assisting one another is no guarantee of the future success of similar programs. There is no promise or contract by Sedera or the Members to contribute toward any need you might have in the future. The only promise by Sedera is to facilitate the voluntary shares given through the medical cost sharing process. Sedera distributes these monthly contributions on behalf of those Members with needs.

Because Sedera’s Medical Cost Sharing membership is not insurance there are no premiums. Sedera Members freely choose to assist other Members with their medical expenses by contributing a predetermined amount each month; called a “share.” 90.1 percent of each member’s monthly shares are designated solely for assisting other member’s needs.

All participating entities contribute shares directly on a monthly basis. Sponsoring Entities transfer the appropriate number of shares into their escrow accounts at the Designated Financial Institution. Each Sponsoring Entity initially decides how much of the monthly medical cost shares they will contribute if any, and how much will be contributed by the member.

Sedera’s Guidelines clearly state the reality that payment is never guaranteed, but is always based on the commitment of the Members to each other. Sedera may overlap needs from multiple months so that there adequate shares for all Needs. However, if all needs cannot be met, Sedera uses a prorating method to evenly distribute the burden. For example, if there is only enough shares available for 90 percent of the needs submitted for a particular month, Sedera can only commit to sharing 90 percent of each need.

Members cannot be dropped from the membership due to their medical needs. Neither your membership nor your monthly share is affected by the amount of medical expenses you or any family members may have.

In general, needs for illnesses or injuries resulting in visits to licensed medical providers, emergency rooms, diagnostic testing facilities, laboratory or hospitals charges are shared on a per person, per incident basis. See Sections 6-9 of the
Member Guidelines
for details.

The types of needs that qualify for sharing can be found in the
Member Guidelines. Consult Section 10 to familiarize yourself with the general procedures for submitting your need and Sections 6-9 for the specific requirements for sharing certain types of needs. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call your Sedera Member Advisor at 1-855-973-3372.

There is no maximum limit to the amount that Sedera will share towards a specific medical need. However, the need must be within the scope of the Guidelines before it will be eligible for sharing. Because of the economic impact of very large medical bills (e.g., those over $150,000), Sedera has devised an internal mechanism to ensure that adequate shares are available to meet both our member’s normal and high-cost needs. For the very large medical expenses that occur from time to time, Sedera makes provision by allocating 15% of member’s monthly shares to remain available through a separate escrow fund that participating Sponsoring Entities have established. Sedera reserves the right to negotiate medical expenses with providers, and to prorate available shares, as necessary, in order to address all member’s medical expenses.

A look-back period of 36 months applies to all prior medical conditions for Sedera applicants. A prior medical condition, as previously defined, is a condition in which the applicant has either received medical treatment, taken medications for, or exhibited observable symptoms. Any prior medical condition that has not exhibited symptoms during the 36 continuous months prior to membership effective date is considered cured and will have no sharing restrictions. Prior medical conditions will become eligible for sharing based on the Member’s tenure with Sedera, as indicated by the
Guidelines.

Sharing restrictions do not apply for high blood pressure, as long as the member has not been hospitalized for high blood pressure in the 36 months prior to membership and the condition is controlled through medication and/ or diet. However, medication for treatment of high blood pressure as a chronic condition will not be shared.