Our unique health coaching program inspires you daily, weekly and monthly to meet your individualized health goals.
Through the combination of our personalized services and advanced technology, open lines of communication flourish as we maintain constant contact with each other.
You can reach out to our team at any time and likewise we will reach out to you on a regular basis. We encourage the use of Fitbits, Apple Watches and other wearable health monitors that we can sync with our system. By actively tracking measurable and customized health data points, such as steps, sleep, water/veggie intake, stressors, blood pressure or blood sugar, we can work together to keep you accountable.
The customized and personal approach to family healthcare.
From exercise programming and nutritional guidance to support and motivation, we take a holistic approach to working one-on-one and understand the science behind true behavior modification.
We focus on education, inspiration, wellness and accountability. We understand and promote the emotional, physical, behavioral, nutritional and lifestyle factors that are needed to enhance overall health and well-being. Our unique health coaching program inspires you daily, weekly and monthly to meet your individualized health goals.
Annie Clark, Health & Wellness Coordinator
A message from Annie:
Light, love, and laughter! I try to live my life by this mantra and bring it to everything I do. I embrace a natural and holistic approach to health and wellness infused with passion and gratitude. I understand that many areas of our lives are interconnected and can impact one’s overall health.
Does stress in your job or at home lead you to over eat? Does low energy prevent you from exercising? Do you hate cooking and just don’t know what to eat sometimes?
That’s why I enjoy getting to know the whole person so we can develop a customized plan for each individual and make meaningful changes in peoples lives. The path for healthy living is different for everyone. My approach is to meet people where they are on this journey and walk with them together as we create a happy life that is fun, flexible and rewarding.
Annie holds a Masters Degree in Education and has received her training in health coaching from the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is thrilled to bring her expertise to the Kind Health Group team.
Frequently Asked Questions
First, we are for better or worse in a national health system where both public and private plans ask patients to contribute personally already in the form of co-payments and deductibles. Medicare is 80/20, and even Medicare eligibles with MediGap coverage have co-payments and deductibles. So, generally speaking, we know that patients will have more out-of-pocket costs as their need for medical intervention increases.
Plan-based healthcare by necessity focuses on medical necessity to then trigger medical services. That means healthcare is mostly doled out based on the level of medical need. What happens before medical need? Not much. There are some preventative services offered, which is great, but, those alone can’t create the kind of connected care Dr. Nanos practices.
A subscription model like Dr. Nanos’s practice, on the other hand, limits the patient panel to a much small number of subscribing patients. Free of plan medical necessity restrictions and restraints, Dr. Nanos and her practice staff can more freely and fully connect with patients to either try to avoid the avoidable medical problems, or, to more effectively manage medical problems. Ideally, high-connection subscription practices can over time actually save patients money by more effectively managing care before illness, avoiding what can be avoided, and then better managing illness when it arrives.
Second, what patient private fees purchase are additional services not covered by plans. The essential private fee services is the Annual Comprehensive Exam, which is a wholebody/epigenetic/total health exam delivered every year regardless of medical condition or necessity. While Medicare does cover a Welcome To Medicare Physical, and provide an Annual Wellness Visit, and private plans often cover more limited preventative annual physicals, Dr. Nanos’s Annual Comprehensive Exam constitutes a much more comprehensive examination. And, that examination is focused not just on looking for illness, but also on establishing overall health goals and connecting those goals to specific areas of focus: nutrition, exercise, mental health, epigenetics. Plus, unlike more limited private plan physicals, or Medicare services, the Dr. Nanos annual exam includes health coaching and Skype visits to maintain durable and persistent communication connection with patients all year to help patients reach their health goals, and to answer those health questions that are often hard to get answered by medical practices absent a scheduled office visit.
Dr. Nanos will provide plan covered care and bill plans to the extent she is in-network. She is Medicare participatory and in-network with PPO plans. She is not able to assist HMO patients or Medicaid patients due to state laws that restrict private fee healthcare services for those patients. Dr. Nanos will never bill a plan for her private fee Annual Comprehensive Exam. But, should a patient desire a plan-covered exam on some other date or time, and Dr. Nanos believes that could be helpful, she will on a different date/time provide a plan-covered exam. But she believes her Annual Comprehensive Exam and related communication support is sufficient to provide strong annual health guidance.
No, your private fees do not cover plan-covered services. Medically indicated and necessary diagnosis and treatment will be billed to the applicable plan to the extent Dr. Nanos is in-network.
What if I want to spend extra time with Dr. Nanos or a practice staff member to have my health questions answered? Or what if I have a condition that does need potential diagnosis and treatment, but, I also want to spend additional time learning more about my options or discussing my concerns? How does that work with plan coverage?
With private direct practices like Dr. Nanos’s Kind Connected Care where patients subscribe with private fees for an annual exam and related communication connection, many if not most office visits are actually more about achieving health goals based on the exam and are less typically a medically indicated evaluation and management of illness. If you truly have a medically indicated need for evaluation and management of illness, that will be billed to plans. But if the fundamental basis of the office visit is to further advance your annual exam health goals, there will not be any plan or additional charges related to those visits.
No! Because this practice is serving a limited number of subscribing patients, by the mere size of the practice you will find that you will not have any problems scheduling office visits or communicating quickly and easily with our practice. Frankly any primary care medical practice with a limited patient panel would have a much easier time with visit scheduling, with office visits not requiring long waits or delays. The communication connection level will be very high and you will not experience long waits or delays to see Dr. Nanos due to the limited number of subscribing patients.
You’ll need to consult with your tax expert, we are not tax experts! That said, we believe that the monthly subscription fee for the health data/communication data plan, and, the annual comprehensive exam as a diagnostic physical exam, should both be potentially eligible for HSA/FSA/HRA funding but you need to confer with your tax expert to confirm this. Please do not rely on our understanding but secure more formal guidance on that issue.