AFFORDABLE cost. ACCESSIBLE care.
Making Healthy Humans ONE Patient at a time.
Welcome to Direct Primary Care at The HEALTHY HUMAN
The Care You and Your Family Deserve
At the Healthy Human, our mission is simple - to make you feel and stay healthy. Whether you’re coming in for a regular checkup or an acute visit, our dedicated team has the skills and resources to take care of your needs. We are a membership-based primary care clinic, and our goal is to build a long-lasting relationship with the patient and their Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
We Want Everyone to Have the Option of Being Healthy
Read the links below to learn more about Direct Primary Care. It's on the rise, and you can be part of the movement!
Benefits of Membership
At The Healthy Human, patients enjoy convenient office visits, personal communication via phone, e-mail, text, and much more. To learn more about member benefits click the link below.
DPC makes medical care convenient for the patient, as well as the doctor. It offers versatility to the way we communicate & care for our patients, such as being available by phone/text after hours and on weekends for urgent concerns. Just as we are versatile in communication, so are the hours our clinic is open. Since DPC patients have access to their doctor 24/7, it is not necessary to have "set" office hours.
We will have the office open for "Appointment Only" scheduling and medication pick up. Otherwise, it is not a "Walk-In" Clinic. It allows us to spend our time in the office with scheduled patients when needed and give them our full attention, as well as offer our team much needed Work-Life Balance .
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You don't bill insurance?!? Do I need insurance? Cash Pay?
What about Medicare/Medicaid?
Do you offer low cost meds/labs?
Click here to become more familiar with the Direct Primary Care model that The Healthy Human Offers.
Healthy Human Family Physician
AMBER BECKENHAUER, D.O.
Integrative Health & Wellness,
Aesthetics & Skin Care
Physician, CEO & Founder
Dr. Beckenhauer is known by almost all of her patients as "Dr. B." She grew up in a small Nebraska town called Ashland, just 45 min away. She completed her medical degree at KCUMB in Kansas City, MO from 2004-2008, and finished Family Practice residency in Lincoln, NE in 2011. In July of 2011, she moved to Blair with her family to begin employment at MCH & Health System. From 2011-12/017, she not only practiced Primary Care at the clinic for all ages, but also delivered infants by vaginal or cesarean delivery, staffed the Emergency Room, served as Medical Director of the ER & Blair Clinic, and lastly served as Medical Staff President before her departure. From 2018 on, she continues to help the local hospital by working in the ER and delivering babies by C-section and Vaginal deliveries. Dr. Beckenhauer enjoys teaching Family Practice Residents in her spare time, and started at Nebraska Medicine/Clarkson Family Residency Program in the Fall of 2018 to help promote the education of Rural Family Practice.
With her Osteopathic Medicine background, whole person healthcare resonates with her. It also drives her passion for Integrative Wellness and Hormonal Balance. To further her studies, she has completed courses for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Beckenhauer believes that Passions Starts With People, and we can all make a difference...ONE Patient/Person at a TIME.
Dr. B believes that everyone deserves healthcare, and she was overwhelmed with the amount of her very own patients that neglected their medical appointments due to cost and rising insurance premiums. Direct Primary care was her way of incorporating affordable, whole-person healthcare, under one roof and keeping patients FIRST. It allows her to have time with her patients and be a strong patient advocate. Each patient will benefit from her unique, personalized care! She is looking forward to bringing the community together through the promotion of health and wellness by offering community events, such as classes for DPC members and non-members, as well as working side by side with the local facilities/businesses to put healthcare first in our county and surrounding counties.
Dr. B is honored to be the only woman amongst a household of men (obviously she gets the "Princess" treatment this way). She is married to Jeremy, and together they raise three energetic boys by the names of Jackson, Tucker, and Hank.
A positive attitude goes a long way when your health is concerned, and at the Healthy Human we make it the rule, not the exception. Incredibly patient and knowledgeable, our team is committed to helping patients feel better and be well-informed when making important health decisions.
Emily Beckman is here to provide an outstanding patient-nurse experience at the HH DPC. She is an LPN with IV certification. She graduated in 2015 from Nursing school, and is a Blair, NE native. She is a proud mother to Avery, and engaged to Trent. Emily loves DPC and how it helps patient receive healthcare they would have never been able to afford otherwise. Her eyes light up when we tell patients the savings they have received. We are very fortunate to have Emily working with us at The Healthy Human. She is elated to provide personalized and unique healthcare options to the patients in her hometown.
Josie Pauley is our newest team member at the HH DPC Ashland. She is a Medical Assistant (MA) from Missouri Valley, Iowa. She comes to us from clinical settings in two different rural healthcare areas, which will help her feel right at home in the small town of Ashland. She is able to handle a rigorous schedule, and always does a great job being attentive to patients no matter how busy! She looks forward to the DPC community and schedule so she can promote health and wellness to patients, as well as build relationships with them along the way. She is a proud mother to Avery, and lives with her daughter and significant other, Josh. We welcome her to our team with open arms!
Melanie comes to the Healthy Human with years of experience in healthcare. She comes from a variety of settings including Primary Care, Urgent Care, and the Emergency Room. She worked as a nurse for 9+ years prior to going back to school for her Nurse Practitioner degree. She enjoyed working with patients daily, but desired a Provider-Patient relationship in a setting that would offer continuity of care. In May of 2017, she graduated from Simmons College in Boston with a Nurse Practitioner degree and continues to follow her dreams. She has a desire to educate patients on health and wellness by using nutrition & diet as a means for medical treatment and preventive care. Melanie and Dr. Beckenhauer share the same passion for Integrative/Functional medicine, and work hard at incorporating this into a patient's everyday life. Melanie has taken another leap into Integrative Wellness by completing classes from KionU, which is a Health and Wellness Certification Program with Ben Greenfield. It is a world-class personalized coaching certification in mind, body, and spirit optimization.
Melanie also comes from small town "roots" and is a transplant to Blair from Newcastle, NE. She is married to Toby and they are blessed with 3 children. She has a daughter named Renn, and two sons, Degan and Coen.
Melanie Dresden, APRN
Family Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified
Integrative Health, Wellness Coach
Aesthetics, Skin Care
Mindy Bosanek, APRN
Family Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified
Aesthetics & Skin Care
WHY DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DPC)?
Doctors are Frustrated. Patients are frustrated.
Direct Primary Care is a new practice model which allows patients to have a direct relationship with their healthcare provider, which does not involve insurance companies. We accept all patients with private insurance plans, but we do not BILL insurance for our services. If you have government insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, please see our tab that discusses this further. In this alternative payment model, patients pay a monthly membership fee and the Physician/NP provide the professional service. You have a direct relationship with your healthcare provider!
We can spend more time with each patient. In traditional practices, physicians can have patient panels anywhere from 2000 to 4000 patients. In DPC, we keep our patient panel lower at anywhere from 600 to 1000 patients to offer more one-on-one care. Included in the monthly fee, patients have easy access to their provider and staff via phone, email, video chat and in-person visits. There are no co-pays and most procedures are included in the membership! Many in office tests are also included free with membership. Labs are offered at deep discounts when compared to insurance based prices. In addition to providing accessible, quality health care, Direct Primary Care offices often have medication dispensaries on site which sell medications at wholesale prices. Medications are purchased in bulk and dispensed at wholesale prices to our patients.
The best part of all...the prices are transparent! (which means YOU know all the costs up front, no more bills 1-3 months later that can range from $300-900)
DPC takes out the middle man, and cuts through the layers of complexity. It allows The Healthy Human to go back in time to old-fashioned family medicine, and patient-friendly customer service.
Mindy is excited to be joining the HH DPC to provide healthcare in rural locations, after practicing in Omaha & surrounding areas for 9+ years. She has experience in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Urgent Care, Surgical Specialties, and most recently Aesthetics. “I'm excited to form lasting relationships with individuals and families in my community, and help them maintain health throughout their life,” Bosanek says. Mindy is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who received her master of science in nursing degree from Clarkson College in Omaha, NE in 2010. She attended Creighton University for her undergraduate studies and received Bachelor's in Science of Nursing in Omaha, NE. We are delighted to have her expertise and charisma added to our HH team and she will focus on providing Aesthetics and Urgent Care at both the Blair and Ashland clinics.
Mindy lives in Blair with her husband, Ted. They are the proud parents of 4 children, whom include Tayler, Hayen, Easton, & Elinn. Their family also includes 2 golden retrievers. Mindy’s time is mostly spent transporting kids to different practices, games, and outing events. She has also spent time at the ILLAC Center in the Dominican Republic in the past for a mission trip with dermatology. Currently, Mindy practices at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center as her full-time career but plans on seeing patients in the evenings and on weekends at the HH clinics.
What Type of Patients Benefit from DPC:
Almost ALL of us!
Uninsured, Health Sharing Plans, High Deductible Plans,
Low Deductible Plans that desire a Direct Physician/Patient relationship.
Reduced Out-of-Pocket Costs on Office Visits, Labs, Medications, Procedures in comparison to other cash-pay Urgent Cares, Clinics/Hospitals.
Plenty of time with Physician/Provider
Same/Next daycare for Urgent/Acute needs by Phone/Text/Email OR Scheduled Appointment
Respectful of YOUR time: Shorter, or NO time, in the waiting room
"Vintage-Style" Medicine: Patient/Doctor/APRN relationship with NO middleman (insurance) to interfere and raise overhead costs
Option for Emphasis on Health, Wellness, and Nutrition, rather than just "sick" care.
We utilize whole-person healthcare to make each patient their own individualized healthcare plan.
Our number one goal is to deliver outstanding patient care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Although our waiting room is quite inviting, we would like to offer you the gift of time and allow you the chance to enjoy life outside of a medical clinic. Another way to be of service is by offering low cost procedures, and a list of medications in house for easy access when you need them. See our list of benefits/pricing for more details and break down of services.
Our goal is to take care of you ALWAYS! This means you can start your care here before pregnancy, and we will provide your obstetric needs, including delivery.
Dr. Beckenhauer has privileges to deliver and care for you at MCH&HS (Blair) and UNMC (Omaha). She can deliver you vaginally or by Cesarean Section at these locations.
We provide personalized pediatric care that your child deserves. As healthcare providers, and even more importantly as parents, we want easy access for medical care when our loved ones are ill. At the Healthy Human, you are able to reach us easily to address your needs.
We get it, being healthy does't come overnight! We also understand that losing weight cannot happen unless our bodies are in BALANCE. For further information, please see our pricing on consultations, lab testing at low cost, and treatment. We also carry Physician prescribed supplements and the Revision Skincare line to help you achieve your health and beauty goals as well!
If you currently have an illness and would need IV fluids, we are here to help you get back on your feet again as quick as possible. Dr. Beckenhauer and Melanie have both worked in an Emergency Room setting and understand the fees and wait time. Just call/email/text us, we will have you come in and determine if it is appropriate for you to receive them at our clinic.
Get in touch with us today to learn more and schedule an appointment
OR review corresponding links on this website for each services detail/cost.
Transparent Pricing, Honest Care.
**There will be a ONE TIME Enrollment Fee at the time of enrollment:
$100, for an Individual
$150, for a Household/Family
Age 0-18, $15; Age 19-44 $59; Age 55-64 $79
At this time, we are unable to see patients over the age of 65.
**Medicare rules/guidelines dictate against paying cash for medical services.
We ARE accepting patients.
*All visits at the Healthy Human are by APPOINTMENT ONLY, please see below clinic hours.
We are NOT a "Walk-In Clinic," unless you have been notified to come in or pick up medications.
Clinic Hours/Nurse Visits: By Appt Only Tuesdays 10-6
Clinic Hours/Nurse Visits: Monday 9-4; Wednesday 9-6; Thursday 9-2
Acute Visits Only, Friday 9-12
CLOSED on Tuesdays
Ashland & Blair: CLOSED Saturday & Sunday
To schedule Appointments/Urgent needs, reach our:
Ashland Clinic, please call 402-944-2000
Blair Clinic at 402-533-2223
If we are unavailable, you can leave us a message or you can email us at:
**URGENT Medical Needs: If you are an HH Member/Patient, please TEXT
Dr. Beckenhauer outside of clinic hours. Remember if it is an EMERGENCY, call 911 or go to the nearest ER.
The Healthy Human is committed to providing quality and comprehensive healthcare. To learn more about our clinic and how we can help you, get in touch with us today.