Are your services covered by insurance? Yes and No. Flourish is primarily a private pay membership-based practice. Some healthshare ministries recognize us as fitting within their definition of a Direct Primary Care (DPC practice) and provide discounts to their members who pair their health share membership with a Flourish membership. We can provide a superbill for individual clinic visits that include appropriate billing codes for patients who want to submit claims to their healthshare or traditional insurance company for reimbursement.
Do you bill insurance? No. We ask our patients to work with their insurance or health share companies to submit documentation for reimbursement.
Do I have to be a member to see Dr. Luetmer? No. A small percentage of my practice includes patients who see me on an hourly basis.
Can Dr. Luetmer serve as my primary care physician? Yes, in most cases.
When do I choose my membership plan? Most patients select their membership plan after their initial 90-minute consultation. This provides an opportunity for you to work with Dr. Luetmer to conduct a thorough assessment, set health goals and develop a health roadmap before deciding on a plan that will fit your needs.
What happens if I exceed the bank of time allotted for my membership? Hours can be added to your membership at the standard hourly consulting rate.
What happens if I use less than the bank of time allotted for my membership? Unused hours can be rolled into the following year.
How do your fees compare to other functional medicine MDs running a similar practice? Functional Medicine MDs in the Minneapolis metropolitan area average around $500/hour for their consulting practices. Dr. Luetmer’s hourly rate is $250 and the effective rate for members is even less than that. Our mission at Flourish Health is to serve our local communities by providing high quality services while keeping the cost as affordable as possible. We work hard to keep our overhead low and also work on behalf of our members to find the best prices on labs and other services. This effort is appreciated by our members as our testimonials attest.
Can I start by paying your hourly rate and decide later to become a member? Yes.
What if I am generally healthy - can I still benefit from Flourish Health? Absolutely. Functional Medicine is all about taking a comprehensive approach to your health and well-being, not just to help people who have been struggling with chronic health conditions for years, but also for relatively healthy people who want to take a functional approach to maintaining health and avoiding chronic diseases for which they may be at risk.