Dr. Matthew Abendroth is dual board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and practices evidence-based, lifestyle-focused modern medicine. It's time to move beyond the conventional disease-management medicine of the last century and into the next era of modern medicine that focuses on prevention and reversal of disease, improving health to the optimum, and always treating the root cause of any problems that may arise, not just covering up the symptoms.
Your Personal Physician
Care on your terms
Want a 60-minute appointment? Done. Just need a 5-minute telephone or video chat appointment? As long as your problem can be handled that way, it works fine for us, too. Text, email, or call your personal doctor and we'll work it out.
Got a weird rash while on vacation? Email a picture of it with a description of your symptoms. We'll help any way we can.
Want to maximize your health potential for the longest life possible? We'll do a comprehensive lifestyle medicine inventory at enrollment and every year.
Included in your membership
A doctor that actually knows you
Comprehensive annual health and lifestyle inventory visits
Unlimited office, video, phone, email, and text visits
Access to a personal health coach
A plethora of free in-office procedures such as cryotherapy, laceration repair, joint injection, and many more
Free rapid strep, urinalysis, and other in-office testing
Deeply discounted labs, medications, and imaging, typically 90-95% off
Acute-care medications often dispensed right at the office at actual wholesale
Free specialist eConsults via RubiconMD, reducing referrals
Your Personal Health Coach
Achieve your goals
Chances are good that there is a more ideal version of you that you want to be; a future you want to see happen.
Maybe your ideal self eats more leafy greens, or doesn't smoke, or can run a 5k. Maybe you want every chance you can get to not only grow old, but to age gracefully and in good health, to play with your grandchildren and watch them grow up.
You have goals. Dr. Abendroth and Coach Melissa are here to guide you towards your vision of a more ideal you and the future you want for yourself.
A FEW MORE DETAILS
Extended Time with Your Doctor
While many visits may be brief, sometimes you need more time with your doctor. Your health is more than just a 7-minute visit (the national average). Office visits are 15-60 minutes. Come experience what it's like to have the time to talk with your doctor and be heard!
Office Visits without fees
You and your physician determine when and how often you interact. Same or next-business-day visits are available, either in person or remotely (phone, video, text, email). No more visit fees, co-pays, or meeting your deductible! No more unforeseen bills! No more waiting in a lobby full of sick people coughing on you! Office hours are currently Monday through Wednesday 9am to 4pm and will expand as the clinic grows. Some issues may be able to be handled outside of that time frame, such as refills or even quick telemedicine visits such as UTI symptoms, poison ivy rash, etc.
Office Procedures Included for Free
Membership includes office procedures like stitches, joint injections, skin biopsies, and more, all at no additional cost, saving often hundreds of dollars per procedure.
Labs at Wholesale Cost
Your blood is drawn in the office or at a Quest lab site and sent to a testing facility that day. Some labs are done in-house, like strep swabs and urinalysis. At a regular clinic, lab fees are often inflated to 10-20 times their actual cost, plus you're billed a fee for having your blood drawn. At Sana Vita, the blood draw is free and we'll just round up the actual cost of the testing to the nearest dollar to help cover supplies. As an example, the cost of a CBC (complete blood count) at a large local clinic is around $100 (~$25 for the blood draw, ~ $75 for the lab). It's around $3 from Sana Vita Health. Similar disparities exist for almost all labs.
Short-term Medications at Wholesale
Certain medications may be dispensed in-house at wholesale cost, avoiding a trip to the pharmacy, and often saving you money. For example, suppose you are diagnosed with a sinus infection in the office -- you can walk out with doxycycline (antibiotic) and prednisone (steroid) for a total of $8; the best price GoodRx can offer for that is $15.59 as of this writing. For long-term medications, though, GoodRx is able to get cash prices that are very close to mine -- better than mine about half the time. So for those medications, I'll send the prescription to the pharmacy of your choice and you can use your insurance or pay cash using GoodRx. My extensive research on GoodRx has found that HyVee almost always has the best GoodRx coupon.
We've contracted with Iowa Radiology for nearly all imaging, from chest x-rays to pelvic ultrasounds to MRI's. We'll bill you the actual cost that they bill us, which is less than the usual cash rate. Or, you can use your insurance.
Specialist Consults Free through RubiconMD
Family Physicians can handle 85-90% of healthcare needs. Sometimes, we need the help of a specialist. RubiconMD is an eConsult service that allows me to discuss the details of your case with an expert in the area you need, thus getting that specialist consultation without you having to physically go to a specialist or pay anything extra at all. Find out more about RubiconMD here.
Home and Workplace Visits
Feeling too miserable to come in? Can't get away from the office? I'll come to you! (Subject to availability; extra fee typically applies except in the case of end of life care, etc)