The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Lautzenheiser new FHC medical director

Family Health Care of Northwest Ohio is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas Lautzenheiser as its medical director. In this position, Dr. Lautzenheiser will supervise all clinical activities of the Health Center.

Dr. Tom Lautzenheiser is shown with a young patient. (photo submitted)

Dr. Lautzenheiser has worked at Family Health Care for three years; prior to that he had a family practice in Convoy for several years and also worked for RediMed in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Family Health Care (FHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center LookAlike. As a “safety net” provider, FHC accepts patients with Medicaid, Medicare, all insurance plans, and patients who are uninsured.  Uninsured patients are placed on a sliding feel scale according to their household income.  Sliding fee scale clients pay a minimum of $20 for an office visit. Patients with high deductible insurance are also eligible to be placed on the sliding fee scale prior to meeting their deductible.

FHC also provides staff to assist clients on the Drug Assistance Program. Several drug companies provide medications to low-income patients at a greatly reduced cost or free of charge.

Preventative oral health for its pediatric patients is another concern for the Health Center, which partners with The HealthPath Foundation to provide free fluoride varnishes for children up to age 3.

To become a patient at FHC, simply stop in the office and pick up an application packet.  FHC is a United Way Agency.

POSTED: 09/30/11 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: News