the HEALTHY HUMAN
LOCAL Care YOU, and Your Family, Deserve...
At the Healthy Human, our PRIMARY CARE mission is simple...
we want to help you achieve your desired health & wellness goals at an affordable cost.
Whether you are coming in for an annual exam, acute visit, weight management,
or one of our many ancillary services,
our dedicated team has the skills and resources to take care of your needs.
We are a Membership-based (Direct) Primary Care clinic.
Our goal is to build a long-lasting relationship between
the patient & the HH Healthcare Team.
We Offer Affordable Healthcare Costs,
so EVERYONE has the Option of Achieving 'Healthy Human' goals!
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 DPC Membership
At The Healthy Human, patients enjoy convenient office visits in-person, or through telehealth.
Personal communication via phone, e-mail, and/or text, allows for efficient, and valued, medical care.
As a member, you also enjoy many discounted Primary Care procedures,
Medications, Aesthetic services, & More.
To learn more about Membership at the HH...CLICK THE LINK below,
or Email us at , if you would like to become a member.
DPC makes medical care convenient for the patient, as well as the doctor and healthcare team.
It offers versatility to the way we communicate & care for our patients.
Your Physician/Provider care team are available, by phone/text, After Hours for Urgent concerns.
Our clinic hours are "By Appointment Only." We do not allow "Walk In" Appointments.
Medication pick ups are during Clinic Hours only.
FAQs about DPC (Direct Primary Care)
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 CEO & Founder
Family Medicine Physician
AMBER BECKENHAUER, D.O.
Specializing in Women's Health & Obstetrics,
Integrative & Regenerative Wellness,
Aesthetic Medicine & Skin Care
Dr. Beckenhauer is known by almost all of her patients as "Dr. B."
She grew up in a small, rural Nebraska town called Ashland, just 45 min away from her primary practice location in Blair, NE. She lived in Kansas City from 2004-2008, while she completed her Osteopathic medical degree at KCUMB.
She then moved to Lincoln, NE to finish three years of Family Medicine Residency from 2008-2011. In July of 2011, she moved to Blair with her family to begin employment at MCH & Health System as a Rural Family Medicine Physician. Dr. B began her "Physician path" just as she had dreamed of while in medical school, full scope Family Medicine. She cared for individuals from newborn to geriatric, ER or Clinic setting, Prenatal Care or Deliveries, Cesarean sections or Vaginal, Procedures in the OR and in the Minor Procedures room. You name it, and she was not only present, but also prepared, to fulfill her duties that she trained so many years for. She continues to carry out her Rural Physician calling, and has earned new titles and roles over the years as well. She has a PASSION for life-long learning, and promoting health and wellness for ALL. With her Osteopathic Medicine background, whole person healthcare resonates with her. It also drives her passion for Integrative Wellness, Regenerative Medicine, and Hormonal Balance. To further her studies, she has completed courses for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Over the years as a Rural Family Physician, she has served as the Medical Director of the MCH Emergency Room & the Blair Clinic, as well as Medical Staff President. She is a Board Member of the Direct Primary Care Alliance and the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Beckenhauer enjoys teaching Family Practice Residents in her spare time, and has served as Faculty of Nebraska Medicine: Clarkson Family Medicine Program.
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 four energetic boys by the names of Jackson, Tucker, Hank, & Rex.
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. Beckenhauer truly believes that everyone can achieve what they put their mind to, and if healthcare is affordable, being a Healthy Human is just one more possibility within your grasp!
HH MISSION: Passions Starts With People, and we can all make a difference...ONE Patient/Person at a TIME.
Healthy Human TEAM
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, LPN 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 & Milo, as well as engaged to Trent.
Emily LOVES DPC! It allows any patient to receive healthcare, even in circumstances where they may not have been able to afford it 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.
Misty Larson, LPN, raised in Blair, Nebraska since the age of 7, Misty’s love for taking care of people lead her down a path that she was destined for...becoming a nurse. She is a 2010 graduate from College of Saint Mary’s with 15+ years experience as a healthcare advocate. She has provided EXCEPTIONAL care to patients as an LPN for 10 years.
Misty currently serves patients at the HH in both Ashland and Blair. Her patients appreciate her dedication, as well as her tender heart, and for that she is grateful.
When not working, she is spending time with her busy family, which includes her husband David, daughters Ciera, Audree, Mya, & only son, Devin.
Matt Garris, Certified Physician Assistant/PA-C, is yet another "small town, born & raised, Healthy Human." Matt grew up in Humboldt, NE, with a population of just over 800 residents. He comes to the Healthy Human with years of experience in Family Medicine. He started his Family Practice career at MCH & Health Systems in Blair, NE. For years, he practiced in a small rural setting in Fort Calhoun, NE, where he was appreciated AND respected for his caring bedside manner and the ability to make many feel at ease, despite medical concerns at hand. He also has training in the Emergency Room, as well as Urgent Care.
After leaving Blair/Fort Calhoun, he spent the next few years in Omaha, NE where he was employed at a private practice. He used this time to continue building relationships with his patients, and he also received education in Hormone Therapy. He has a passion for restoring patients health and hormones, with a focus on Pellet Therapy in both Men & Women.
He is married to Erica, and they have a daughter, Chanler. Matt & Erica are "Jeep Lovers," which makes them a great fit at the HH. As Dr. Beckenhauer and her family share a fondness for the sporty vehicles as well!
Melanie Dresden, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Hormone Pellet Therapy & Aesthetics: Botox, comes to the Healthy Human with years of nursing experience. She has served in a variety of healthcare settings including Primary Care, Urgent Care, and the Emergency Room. She worked as a nurse for 9+ years prior to the completion of her Nurse Practitioner degree. She enjoyed working with patients daily, but desired a Provider-Patient relationship.
In May of 2017, she graduated from Simmons College in Boston with a Nurse Practitioner degree and continues to follow her personal career goals in health & wellness. She has a passion for health & wellness like the rest of the HH Team, and furthered her personal achievements in 2018-19 with a certification as a Health Coach with Kion .
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.
Mindy Bosanek, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Aesthetics: Botox, 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.
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 Aesthetics. She has also spent time at the ILLAC Center in the Dominican Republic in the past for a mission trip with dermatology.
“I'm excited to form lasting relationships with individuals and families in my community, and help them maintain health throughout their life,” Bosanek says. We are delighted to have her expertise and charisma added to our HH team. She will focus on providing Aesthetics at both the Blair and Ashland clinics, as well as occasional Family Medicine needs.
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.
John Hallgren, MD, Board-Certified Family Physician has been practicing Family Medicine since 1995 and is a member of the AAFP. Dr. Hallgren spent 22 years practicing Family Medicine in the US Air Force. He has experience teaching and training future family physicians as faculty at two Family Medicine Residency programs, including UNMC, and serving as the Family Medicine Program Director at Offutt Air Force Base.
Dr. Hallgren offers Vasectomies for Members Only, and occasional Family Medicine coverage at the HH DPC when needed.
Becky Dickinson, Nutritionist/Life Coach, was born and raised in Dunlap, Iowa, and now resides in Woodbine with her husband Cory and three kiddos, William, Anna, and Micah. She graduated from Clarkson College in 2009 with her Bachelor's in Medical Imaging. She has worked in Radiology as a CT, MRI, Mammography, and general Radiographer since. Her passion to serve others in a deeper, more personal manner arose after working in the healthcare system and realizing most issues don't get resolved from their root cause. She was also curious about her own nutrition and lifestyle habits, which lead her to the discovery Life/Health Coaching. She went on to obtain a coaching certificate in July 2020 from Health Coach Institute. She loves helping and serving others and enjoys helping others discover their own confidence in nutrition, body image, relationships, and so much more. She is excited to join Dr. Beckenhauer with her expertise and enthusiasm for treating each patient as a whole. She is honored to provide coaching services at The Healthy Human! If you are looking for a Personal Life and Health Coach, she is anxious to assist you in reaching your health and wellness goals!
Kristie Nichols, Personal Trainer/Nutritionist, is joining the Healthy Human Team with a PASSION for personal training and a love for nutrition. She has brought home her fair share of medals & awards from training competitions and figure divisions. She focuses on challenges with the belief that "Mindset is Everything." She is excited to engage with the Healthy Human community. Her focus at the Healthy Human will be alongside Dr. Beckenhauer in the Healthy Human protocol and HH Thrive.
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 medical visits/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/Healthcare Team 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 visit co-pays and many in office tests ARE included in the membership!
Labs are offered at deep discounts when compared to insurance-based prices, and procedures are AFFORDABLE at $60/procedure. In addition to providing accessible, quality health care,
Direct Primary Care offices often have medication dispensaries on site
to save you more "healthcare dollars."
The best part of all...the prices are transparent! (which means YOU know all the costs up front, no more bills 1..3..6 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.
What Type of Patients Benefit from DPC:
Almost ALL of us!
Insured with High Deductible Plans & Low Deductible Plans,
Uninsured, Health Sharing Plans,
that desire a Direct Physician/Provider/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/Provider 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.
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.
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.
ASHLAND HH Clinic:
By Appt Only Tuesdays 10-6
*Please note that the Clinic may NOT be OPEN if patients are not scheduled.
BLAIR HH Clinic:
Clinic Hours/Nurse Visits: Monday 9-4; Wednesday 9-6; Thursday 9-4
Acute Visits Only, Friday 9-12
Nurse Visits ONLY, Tuesdays 8-12
Ashland & Blair: CLOSED Saturday & Sunday
To schedule Appointments/Urgent needs, reach our:
Ashland Clinic, 402-944-2000
Blair Clinic, 402-533-2223
If we are unavailable, you can leave us a message or you can email us non-urgent needs at:
**URGENT Medical Needs: If you are an HH Member/Patient,
please TEXT Dr. Beckenhauer or Matt 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.