Lutheran Health Physicians Collaborates with Meridian Health Services for Women’s Health

Bluffton, IN — Lutheran Health Physicians and Meridian Health Services are pleased to announce the Lutheran Health Physicians’ office, located at 1026 South Main Street in Bluffton, is now in collaboration and operated by Meridian Health Services. The high-quality women’s healthcare 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.

Women’s healthcare will continue to be offered by Lutheran Health Physician provider, Dr. Austin Finklea. He will continue to see patients at the same location now operated by Meridian Health Services’ specialty practice of Meridian Women’s Health.

Both organizations are committed to patients receiving the most efficient, effective, high quality healthcare possible. With Meridian Health Services managing women’s healthcare services, patients will now have direct access to a broad range of whole-person health services including physical, mental and social services through the use of telehealth.

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

“We are happy to work alongside Lutheran Health Physicians to continue serving women in Bluffton,” said Hank Milius, President/CEO, Meridian Health Services. “Through this collaboration, we will provide a medical home for women of all ages and stages in life.”

Meridian has a long history of 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.

“Lutheran Health Physicians is pleased to collaborate with Meridian Health Services for obstetric services in the Bluffton area,” said Julie Thompson, CEO, Bluffton Regional Medical Center. “Meridian’s 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 work with them.”

For more information about Meridian Health Services or to schedule an appointment, please visit MeridianHS.org or call 260-919-3880.

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, 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.