Episode 14: Dr. Amber Beckenhauer of The Healthy Human DPC - Blair & Ashland, NE
Updated: Feb 10
Direct Primary Care Doctor
Dr. Beckenhauer is known by almost all of her patients as "Dr. B." She grew up in the small Nebraska town of Ashland where she now has a second location. 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 2011-2017, 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 vaginall and by C-section. 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.
In this episode, Dr. Beckenhauer shares her story about how she was on the fence about DPC until she saw other practices and had some help from her family to push her into opening. Now, she has expanded into two locations and is growing with a second Doctor! She offers obstetrical care and continues to do both vaginal and cesarean deliveries. Other services she offers: shockwave therapy, allergy treatments, hormone and IV treatments. She shares about how she offers some services to non-members and how she promotes wellness amongst her staff.
Resources mentioned by Dr. Beckenhauer:
2019 DPC Summit Video featuring Dr. B and other DPC Docs "on vacation."
2019 DPC Summit Presentation: The Carrot Seed by Dr. Vance Lassey:
Dr. Vance Lassey closes out DPC Summit 2019 with a great speech about the need for DPC doctors to stick to their beliefs, avoid conformity, and keep building their dream. During the session he shares his own story and those of other doctors that planted their DPC "seeds" and nurtured them into successful practices.