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What do you need to know about choosing a Family Doctor?

What do you need to know about choosing a Family Doctor?

A family doctor plays a vital role in your health and the health of your family over the span of a lifetime. Therefore, trust, comfort, consistency, and experience are essential when choosing the right family doctor for you. Dr. Michael Israel, MD, a highly esteemed family doctor for Bluestem Health’s Thompson Clinic in Lincoln, NE is just the type of family doctor for whom people search high and low. He is the type of family doctor everyone wants and deserves.

Meet John Grandgenett, Family Nurse Practitioner

Meet John Grandgenett, Family Nurse Practitioner

For more than 30 years, John Grandgenett, APRN, Nurse Practitioner, has been taking care of people in some way. He began his career as an Intensive Care nurse working in hospitals across the U.S. as his wife served in the military. It was in 1999 when they relocated to Nebraska. John always knew he wanted to advance his nursing practice by becoming a Nurse Practitioner. He received his Masters in Nursing, with board certification in Family Practice from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Shortly after graduating, he joined the North Lincoln Family Medical Center, now known as Bluestem Health Kreshel Clinic.

Meet Arianne Gesell, Physician Assistant

Meet Arianne Gesell, Physician Assistant

What Arianne enjoys most about Family Medicine and working in a clinic setting are the relationships she is able to have with her patients. The variety of illnesses and conditions that she sees makes every day unique. “I treat a lot of acute illnesses, like sinus and ear infections, colds, and flu, as well as more chronic conditions such as hypertension, thyroid issues, and diabetes,” Arianne says.

Meet Sarah Grady, Physician Assistant

Meet Sarah Grady, Physician Assistant

Sarah describes her work day as being different and unpredictable. While many routine things are similar, some days are slow while others are crazy. She sees patients of all ages, providing services from annual physicals and preventive health check-ups to acute conditions, such as colds, flu, and well child checks. “I like to see my own patients because I feel it is important to have that continuity of care with them,” Sarah says. “Especially for patients with health challenges, consistently being treated by the same provider develops a level of comfort with them.”