Holistic Family Practice medicine

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Practice philosophy

Thiensville Family Health Care employs the model of Holistic Family Practice. This is an integration of traditional Western medicine, including diagnostic procedures, with those complementary therapies that have valid scientific research. The patient- physician relationship is viewed as a partnership in which the patient assumes joint responsibility in his or her healthcare. The physician provides the patient with the relevant treatment options for his/her particular medical condition and the patient is able to make an informed choice for treatment. The physician thus will guide and monitor the treatment process.


In addition to his holistic medicine approach, Dr. Lewis chooses to practice as an independent physician because he values the personal relationship between doctor and patient. In this day and age of large physician groups, impersonal clinics and specialized medicine, the personalized care delivered  by Dr. Lewis to your entire family is rare to find. 

Our Staff

Dr. Gary Lewis is board certified in Family Medicine and has been in practice for more than two decades. He is well-known in the greater Milwaukee region as one of the pioneers of complementary medicine in the community. A native of South Africa, he trained as a physician there and the United States. While in Medical school he trained in naturopathy, applied kinesiology, orthopedic medicine and techniques of osteopathic medicine. He also studied medical acupuncture at the renowned Helms Medical Institute at UCLA and Stanford University where he graduated in 2002. He has incorporated medical acupuncture into his practice since 2003 for a wide variety of medical conditions.


When you arrive at the front desk, you will be warmly greeted by Sonja Coster or Andy Mayerson, who handle the appointment scheduling, insurance verification and referrals. 

Contacting Thiensville Family Health Care

To contact Dr. Lewis or Thiensville Family Health Care, please call 262-242-3369.


Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m.-noon


Non-urgent medical calls will be returned week days between 12:00 -1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m.


An answering service answers the clinic telephone number after hours. Dr. Lewis may be contacted through the answering service after hours, on weekends and on holidays. The number for the answering service is the same as the clinic phone number: 262-242-3369

Appointments

To make an appointment, please call 262-242-3369.


Same day appointments are available for urgent care issues. For more chronic health problems, routine physicals, new patients, non-urgent complementary therapies, and other non-urgent health care problems, appointments scheduling may be within 1-2 weeks. All scheduling will be made by the medical receptionist. It is suggested that you provide one main complaint or a list of issues that you would like addressed to the receptionist who is scheduling the appointment, so we may have an idea of the purpose of the visit.

Insurance

All major insurance plans are accepted. However, it is your responsibility to check whether Dr. Lewis is listed with your particular insurance company. Also please check with your insurance company about their plan of reimbursement if Dr. Lewis in an out of network provider

Prescriptions and Billing

Prescriptions

Prescription refills will be renewed via the medical receptionist once approved by Dr. Lewis. Most prescriptions, excluding birth control pills, will be renewed for a period of four (4) months. Thereafter they will be renewed for an additional term or you may be required to schedule an appointment for a recheck, depending on the discretion of the doctor. 


For any refill, the patient needs to provide the pharmacy phone number or, for quicker service, the pharmacy may contact the doctor's office directly.


Billing

An offsite billing service handles all matters of patient billing and collections. For any billing related- questions contact FIMED at 414-258-9511. Any unresolved billing issues will be addressed by Dr. Lewis.


General

Thiensville Family Health Care is the flagship practice in the Thiensville Health Alliance building, which is co-owned by Dr. Lewis and Andy Mayerson.


THIENSVILLE FAMILY HEALTH CARE

136 N. Main Street, Suite 200

Thiensville WI 53092

262.242-3369 (phone)

262.242-3219 (fax)

Call for an appointment today! (262)242-3369