Lutheran Health Physicians Collaborates with Meridian Health Services

Fort Wayne, IN — Lutheran Health Physicians and Meridian Health Services are pleased to announce that the former Lutheran Health Physicians’ office, located at 2622 Lake Avenue in Fort Wayne, is now operated by Meridian Health Services with primary care services being offered in collaboration with Lutheran Health Physicians. The high-quality primary care that patients have come to count on will be complemented by a new and wider spectrum of integrated care specialties that Meridian has to offer.

Meridian Health Services is a regional, integrated healthcare system that believes in treating the “whole person” by caring for the physical, mental, and social well-being of people to help achieve their optimum health.

Primary care and pediatrics will continue to be offered by Lutheran Health Physician providers, Dr. Wen-Chou Tang and Dr. Houda Trabulsi-Younis. They will continue to see patients at the Lake Avenue location now operated by Meridian Health Services’ specialty practices of MeridianMD and Meridian Health Pediatrics.

Both organizations are committed to patients receiving the most efficient, effective, high quality healthcare possible. With Meridian Health Services managing primary care and pediatrics, patients will now have direct access to a broad range of whole-person health services such as behavioral health counseling, psychiatry, care management, community-based services, and dental services on site in the future. Through the use of telehealth, Meridian Health Services will also increase patient accessibility to an even wider range of physical, mental and social services, that would have not have otherwise been easily available to patients to meet their needs as well as the community.

Additionally, patients who are uninsured or underinsured will have access to a sliding fee scale and charity care to assure patient’s access to care is not limited.

“We are happy to work alongside Lutheran Health Physicians to continue serving patients in Fort Wayne,” said Hank Milius, President/CEO, Meridian Health Services. “Through this collaboration, we will provide a medical home for patients of all ages by offering whole-person health services in one convenient location.”

“Lutheran Health Physicians is pleased to welcome Meridian Health Services to Fort Wayne,” said Nicole Rexroth, CEO Lutheran Health Physicians. “Their ability to provide a range of physical, mental and social services is a great benefit to our community and we are pleased to be able to collaborate on the delivery of primary care services.”

Meridian has a long history of working with children and adults specializing in integrated healthcare focusing on the body and mind working together for optimal health. Meridian offers a team approach of various specialized providers caring for the physical, mental and social well-being needs of patients.

For more information about Meridian Health Services or to schedule an appointment, please visit MeridianHS.org or call 260-299-3160.

Meridian Health Services is a regional, progressive, not-for-profit healthcare system. Meridian specializes in “whole-person” health by integrating physical, mental and social well-being programs to nearly 40,000 patients per year. With 52 facilities and offices throughout Indiana, Meridian offers a wide spectrum of healthcare specialties including primary medical care, pediatrics, internal medicine, inpatient/outpatient psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, dental, addictions and recovery, children and family programming, school-based health clinics, behavioral health and human services.

Lutheran Health Physicians is comprised of four medical groups with more than 40 specialties. With physicians and providers located throughout northeastern Indiana. The four medical groups of LHP consist of Bluffton Medical Group, Dukes Medical Group, Kosciusko Medical Group and the Lutheran Medical Group.