New Family Medicine Clinic, New Providers, New Medicaid Expansion

We are excited to share some new things happening at Bluestem Health, along with a few reminders.

We are excited to share some new things happening at Bluestem Health, along with a few reminders.

New Family Medicine Clinic


Our new Bluestem Health Piedmont Clinic is OPEN and accepting patients at the Bryan Health East Medical Plaza, located at 1500 South 48th Street, Suite 412, in Lincoln, Nebraska. To schedule an appointment with one of our new family medicine providers, please call 402-480-7380. They are ready to care for you in Lincoln’s Piedmont Neighborhood.

New Family Medicine Providers


Bluestem Health is pleased to introduce three new family medicine providers to the Lincoln community – two of which will be at our new Piedmont family medicine clinic location.

Andrew Shahan, MD
Family Medicine Physician

Andrew Shahan, MD, received his Medical Degree from Newman University in Wichita, Kansas and is board certified in Family Medicine. Following his family medicine residency at Lincoln Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Shahan joined the U.S. Air Force and worked as an Emergency Medicine physician while stationed in Korea, and most recently, in Germany, before returning to the U.S. Dr. Shahan works at the Bluestem Health Piedmont Clinic.

Reba Cooksley,DNP, APRN-NP, FNP-C
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Reba Cooksley, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP-C, is a board certified nurse practitioner in Family Medicine. She recently completed both her Master’s Degree in Nursing and Advanced Nurse Practitioner training in Family Medicine. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Reba worked as a nurse for five years in the Neurotrauma Critical Care Unit at Bryan Health. Reba works at the Bluestem Health Piedmont Clinic.

Heather Kleeman, DO
Family Medicine Physician

Heather Kleeman, DO, is board certified in Family Medicine care in Lincoln, Nebraska. She attended A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO, earning her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Lincoln Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Kleeman works at Health 360, offering family medicine and obstetrics care. She considers herself an advocate for her patients.

Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid is expanding in Nebraska so that more people will have access to healthcare. Bluestem Health accepts Medicaid insurance.

If you have applied for Medicaid before but did not qualify, you may qualify now, as of August 1, 2020. Medicaid has expanded the income requirements and those benefiting from this change will be Nebraskans whose income is at or below 138% of the poverty level, or approximately $16,000 a year for one person. The following are answers to questions you may have about your eligibility.

The new Medicaid category is called Heritage Health Adult. It expands Medicaid benefits to low-income, able-bodied adults of working age who are 19 – 64 years old. You must meet income requirements to apply. Most newly eligible Nebraskans will start with the Basic Benefits Package which includes doctor services, emergencies, hospitalization, maternity and newborn, wellness visits, and more. Newly eligible Nebraskans who are 19 – 20 years old, pregnant, or medically frail will receive the Prime Benefits Package, which is the Basic Benefits Package, plus dental services, vision services, and over-the-counter medications.

Nebraska is accepting new applications and those who qualify can expect to have their Medicaid coverage implemented on October 1, 2020. Go online to apply at http://dhhs.ne.gov/pages/accessnebraska.aspx. For assistance call Toll Free (855) 632-7633, or in Lincoln (402) 473-7000. For more details about eligibility visit: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Medicaid-Eligibility.aspx. If you need assistance, call Bluestem Health at 402-476-1455 and ask for our Community Health Navigators.

Expert Bluestem Health Care


“We are excited for the opportunity to bring full scope, high-quality family medicine services to the Piedmont community,” said Brad Meyer, CEO of Bluestem Health. “With the addition of Bluestem Health Piedmont Clinic, we are ensuring that everyone in Lincoln has access to comprehensive primary care and other integrated services offered by Bluestem Health, including Dental, Behavioral Health, and on-site Pharmaceutical Care. We’re very proud of the excellent care being provided at each of our locations.”

Come See Us


We have taken every precaution to help ensure the health and safety of our patients. Our family medicine providers want to see all of our patients for their regularly scheduled well-child checks, yearly exams, immunizations, and more. Our family medicine providers and team want to remind people to continue to wear masks and limit people who come to the appointment with you to only one caregiver. We thank you for helping us protect one another.

Bluestem Health is a federally qualified health center that offers integrated medical, dental, and behavioral services all under one roof. Bluestem Health has five locations serving individuals and families in the Lincoln area, including:

Call for an appointment at 402-476-1455.

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