Kahn Longevity Center – Greedy and Money-Hungry
Kahn Longevity Center is a holistic cardiology clinic based in Bingham Farms, Michigan. It is located at 31500 Telegraph Rd #215, Bingham Farms, MI 48025, US and its contact number is 248-731-7412.
Initially, it seems like any other ordinary clinic. However, this place doesn’t accept insurance, charges hundreds of dollars for consultations, and refrains from taking any responsibility.
In the following review, I’ll explain the shady terms and conditions present in this clinic’s agreements which it uses to exploit consumers.
Who is Dr. Joel Kahn From Kahn Longevity Center?
Dr. Joel Kahn runs the Kahn Longevity Center aka The Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity. He is a cardiologist who received his medical degree from the University of Michigan.
Dr Joel Kahn Instagram handle is drjkahn where he has developed quite a large following. At the time of writing this article, he has nearly 63,000 followers on the Dr Joel Kahn Instagram page.
Dr. Joel Kahn calls himself America’s Healthy Heart Doc. However, his business practices say otherwise.
On his website, he highlights that he is the world’s first physician to get a certification in Metabolic Cardiology from a major University medical center. He also boasts of providing the most advanced detection and treatment center for treating heart diseases at Kahn Longevity Center.
However, what he doesn’t highlight on his website is how he promotes himself on social media.
Dr. Kahn, to put it simply, relies on manipulative media and false information to promote his brand. On the website of Kahn Longevity Center, he claims to be a cardiologist. But on his personal website (drjoelkahn.com) he offers anti-aging and disease reversal through plant-based integrative medicine.
Keep in mind, those two things are completely unrelated.
His website is a mini “Dr. Joel Kahn Wikipedia page” but it doesn’t share Dr Joel Kahn age or Dr Joel Kahn date of birth, which is approximately 62 years.
Apart from this, there isn’t much personal information available about this ‘holistic cardiologist’.
Kahn Longevity Center Doesn’t Accept Insurance: Services and Red Flags
The first red flag on Kahn Longevity Center’s website is on their Programs page. This place claims to offer “an advanced level of care beyond what insurers dictate”. In other words, the procedures you can get at this cardiology clinic haven’t received an approval from any insurance company.
In other words, the procedures available at Kahn Longevity Center are unproven and hence, dangerous.
The clinic has mentioned that it doesn’t accept insurance payments for office visits in all caps:
They point out that you must pay for all visits at the time of service or before. Furthermore, the costs of these visits aren’t very small either.
The first one hour consultation with Dr. John Kahn costs $500. Similarly, all follow up visits cost $250 for half an hour.
That’s not all.
Dr. Kahn offers a platitude of ‘comprehensive evaluations” which you can only pay through cash. He offers the Ultimate Heart Check Up which consists of 2 visits where the first one is 1 hour while the next one is 30 minutes and can be virtual. Along with the visits, you get a Carotid Intimal Medial Thickness (CIMT) exam.
The entire package costs $999 which you must pay out of pocket. What’s more surprising is that no other cardiologist offers this service. It is unique to Dr. John Kahn.
He also offers “GAINSwave low-intensity shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction along with his cardiology services. This is an unproven therapy which doesn’t have any backing of research or studies.
Also, it is one of the few services that you can only avail at Kahn Longevity Center. No other cardiology clinic offers these services, maybe because they don’t work.
Kahn Longevity Center Takes Cash But Requires Insurance for Other Procedures
When you hire Kahn Longevity Center for any services, you must pay Dr. Kahn in cash. However, if you require any medical services such as a test, you will need to have insurance.
According to the clinic, the fees they charge doesn’t cover any medical costs. It only covers the ‘personalized services and enhanced access’ he offers in the program. The clinic requires y ou to have insurance for any medical visits or hospital services.
Your insurance wouldn’t cover your ‘membership fees’ of the Kahn Longevity Center which is a minimum of $250. Keep in mind that it’s not a small sum.
An additional red flag in the services of Kahn Longevity Center is that his personalized services aren’t sufficient for your treatment. Their website says that some patients might require supplements to achieve their health goals. What supplements you might ask.
Dr. Joel Kahn sells many supplements to his clients including Dr Joel Kahn superfoods. You get supplements for nearly every ailment imaginable at his store including his signature “Dr Joel Kahn blood pressure” remedies.
Basically, Kahn Longevity Center charges you hundreds of dollars to see Dr. Kahn. But for any actual medical services, you need to carry health insurance. Furthermore, the clinic might sell you expensive supplements which again, you must pay for from your own pocket.
These supplements aren’t medicine because if they were, your insurer would pay for them. Dr. Kahn blames insurance companies for it but certainly, not every insurer would hold a grudge against one doctor, right?
Dr Kahn Takes No Responsibility if You are in a Medical Emergency
When you work with a physician, one of his biggest responsibilities is to help you during medical emergencies. Especially when they own a clinic.
Kahn Longevity Center takes over $500 as its membership fees but takes no responsibility if you face a medical emergency. The clinic says that you must go to your nearest hospital if you get sick.
Furthermore, Dr. Kahn might not even visit you. He might simply act as a “consultant” through teleconferencing or phone.
If you can’t rely on your doctor during a medical emergency, is he really a doctor?
This is why you should go through the disclaimers a doctor makes you sign before availing his services. Dr Kahn avoids taking any responsibility for his patients and his clinic fails to help his clients during serious emergencies.
He claims to be a doctor but doesn’t act like one.
On the website of Kahn Longevity Center, he claims that more physicians will start offering the services he offers as patient dissatisfaction grows. That’s completely false.
The primary reason why other physicians don’t offer the services he claims to offer is because his services are unproven and aren’t backed by science. He accepts cash because insurance companies don’t approve of his unproven methodologies.
Dr. Joel Kahn blames the entire medical community for his drawbacks which is the laziest excuse one can give.
Kahn Longevity Center claims to be a cardiology center which cares about its patients. However, the various clauses present in its agreements indicate that its sole priority is to fill the pockets of Dr. Joel Kahn.
From selling supplements to providing medically unproven services, this clinic indulges in plenty of unethical practices.
Furthermore, it seems as if Dr Joel Kahn is taking advantage of his “social media celebrity” status to squeeze money out of common people’s pockets. Unless you have thousands of dollars to waste, I don’t recommend this cardiology center.
Kahn Longevity Center is among the greediest medical establishments in the region. It doesn’t accept insurance for its expensive consultations, refrains from taking responsibility and targets vulnerable people. Avoid this scam at all costs!
- Extremely greedy
- Taking advantage of heart disease patients
- Unethical terms and conditions