The Benefits of Having an Established Family Doctor

At Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska, we understand how crucial it is to have exceptional healthcare care when you and your family need it. Our great staff and excellent Family Doctors understand the importance of quality care and they work hard to make sure you and your loved ones are in good health through every stage of life. 

Family Doctor with patient

At Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska, we understand how crucial it is to have a family doctor and exceptional healthcare care when you and your family need it. Our great staff and excellent Family Doctors understand the importance of quality care and they work hard to make sure you and your loved ones are in good health through every stage of life. 

Importance of A Family Doctor

As a family, it is just as important to us that you get the best care possible as it is to you. One way to ensure that this is happening is to have a designated family doctor for all members of your family. Our team has found that the main benefit of establishing a family doctor is all about continuum of care. This means that there is continuous contact between you and your doctor. Studies suggest that continuity of care is linked to lower death rates, higher patient satisfaction, and improved patient trust. 

With an established family doctor, you and your family are able to create trust and a connection with your provider. Because of this, your doctor will be better equipped to diagnose and treat your health conditions. It has been proven through research that the relationship between patient and doctor can make or break clinical care. This is why at Bluestem Health we encourage everyone to consider scheduling their next appointment with a family doctor and start building that connection and trust for a more positive experience.

A Family Doctor Is There For All Stages of Life

Another great way our Family Doctors can create better relationships with their patients is by giving care to patients from their early stages of life. At Bluestem Health, we love seeing families at all stages of life. From infants, to adults, to the elderly, our team will get to know you and make you feel at home through our patient-centered care. 

Locations For A Family Doctor and Family Medicine

One thing we know is that our patients value convenience. To accommodate easy access to healthcare, we have strategically placed six locations throughout Lincoln that offer great and quality Family Medical care. 

Our clinics are conveniently located at:

Family Medicine Doctors and Providers

Our Family Medicine care team works hard to provide high-quality care for all patients and at any stage of life. They use evidence-based practices and protocols in diagnosing and treating patients. Meet our amazing team of Family Medicine providers: 

Bich Chau, MD, Family Medicine

Reba Cooksley, DNP, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Anthony Cox, PA-C, Physician Assistant

Marissa Ebel, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Trishia Frost, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Arianne Gesell, PA-C, Physician Assistant

Sarah Grady, PA-C, Physician Assistant

John Grandgenett, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Michael Israel, MD, Family Medicine | Chief Medical Officer

Heather Kleeman, DO, Family Medicine

Charles Kreshel, MD, Family Medicine

Julia Lainhart, PA-C, Physician Assistant 

Lillie Lueke, DNP, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Caitlin Neukirch, PA-C, Physician Assistant

Michele Overhalser, APRN – NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Erica Peterson, MD, Family Medicine | Pediatrician

Humaira Qasimyar, MD, Family Medicine | Pediatrician

Horacio Alvarez Ramirez, MD, Family Medicine

Andrew Shahan, MD,Family Medicine | Deputy Medical Director

If you want to live a long, healthy life and have the peace of mind of knowing you are in the care of a skilled, trustworthy Family Medicine doctor near you, contact one of our Bluestem Health clinics in Lincoln, NE. Our providers are highly experienced in the science of medicine and the art of compassionate care. Call (402) 476-1455 to schedule an appointment and learn more about which location is best for you and your family.

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