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September 22, 2022

A Lane Report Profile: CEO Michael Dees

Michael founded Alternative Health Solutions, LLC (currently operating as BluMine Health, LLC) in 2014 to provide employers solutions to employees’ health while creating employer savings through Direct Primary Care (DPC). His previous entrepreneurial endeavor was President of AIS Benefit Concepts, a healthcare risk management and benefits consulting firm where he focused on healthcare modalities and financial efficiencies helping clients build better strategies, creating healthier results and plan cost reductions.
August 1, 2022

BluMine and Heaven Hill

By Laurel Deppen – Reporter, Louisville Business First
Aug 1, 2022

BluMine Health LLC is opening a new clinic in Bardstown, Kentucky, serving employees of a major Kentucky distiller.

BluMine is a Louisville-based health care provider that partners with employers to offer concierge medical service to employees. It’s not open to the public, but it is a benefit that complements an employer’s health plan at no cost to the employee.

Its newest clinic will serve the employees of Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. The clinic, opening Aug. 1 at 700 Portland Ave. in Bardstown, is about an hour away from Louisville and is accessible to Heaven Hill’s 600 employees and their families.

Louisville-based BluMine Health began operations seven years ago as Alternative Health Solutions (AHS), offering companies a health and wellness model through onsite care clinics or shared-site care centers. The model, known as direct primary care (DPC) in the health and wellness industry, creates access to care, chronic disease management, wellness programs, and RX solutions for member companies and their personnel. In addition, BluMine Health shares a specialty alliance relationship with Baptist Health (Baptist Direct Employer Strategies) in which BluMine members are offered “white glove” concierge referrals with expedited access to Baptist’s acute outpatient specialty physicians and market regional hospitals

“Health care is an essential benefit, one that we continuously strive to improve for employees and their families,” Emma Hutchens, chief human resource officer for Heaven Hill, said in a statement to Business First. “BluMine provides a personal, proactive approach between patient and provider, which enables better long-term health outcomes for all.

July 29, 2022

Business Spotlight: BluMine Health

Headquartered in Louisville since July 2014, BluMine™ Health offers accessible, affordable direct primary care (DPC) health services onsite or near business worksites for employers, patients, and partners in a concierge model, unconnected to insurance companies. BluMine™ Health has run clinics in the Louisville area since January 2015 and has grown to include multiple Care Clinics in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Director of Sales & Marketing Julie Miller joined BluMine™ Health in February 2015. “We hit a growth spurt first quarter of 2019 and now again in 2022 with a 12th location opening August 1st in Bardstown.”
July 15, 2022

Leaders in Concierge Healthcare Services

Julie Miller and Michele Aponte are on the vanguard of a new idea in healthcare. A concept that both saves companies of every kind on costs and guides everyday people to improve their wellbeing. BluMine Health is designed as direct-to-employer concierge healthcare. In actual practice, that means that the employees of BluMine clients see attentive, excellent nurse practitioners for their basic needs rather than being tossed into the conventional healthcare system, thus reducing costs and creating a relative sense of ease for patients.