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Primary Care With an Integrated Focus

Bluestem Health has been focused on offering integrated healthcare services in Lincoln, Nebraska, since 2003. We continue to use cutting-edge family medicine practices by providing our patients with family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, dental services, pharmacies, and more – all through one organization.

Integrated Primary Care

Bluestem Health has been focused on offering integrated healthcare services in Lincoln, Nebraska, since 2003. We continue to use cutting-edge family medicine practices by providing our patients with family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, dental services, pharmacies, and more – all through one organization. Our vision is to create a healthy community and that begins by helping all people get access to primary care when they need it and where they need it. 

What is a Primary Care Physician?

For many of our patients at Bluestem Health, a Primary Care Physician is their first contact for any medical needs. Our Primary Care Physicians provide a broad range of care including education, prevention, treatment, and chronic management of health conditions, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle. In some cases, your Primary Care Physician will collaborate with you and other specialists for complex medical issues. 

Typical reasons to see a Primary Care Physician include: 

  • Preventive care – screenings to prevent illness before it happens
  • Treatment of common illnesses
  • Early detection of illnesses or conditions
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Referral to a medical specialist

Most patients decide to stay with their Primary Care Physician for years. The bond that is created between patient and physician can help in many ways for both parties. Your overall comfort and trust will grow between you and the physician, and they will gain knowledge about the health of you and your family.

What Primary Care Services Does Bluestem Health Provide?

Our Primary Care Physicians and their teams work hard to provide excellent integrated care for anyone who walks through our doors. Some of the comprehensive services we offer include: 

Meet Bluestem Health’s Primary Care Team

Here at Bluestem Health we have created a team who prides themselves on the care they give and relationships they build with their patients. Meet our amazing team whose primary focus is you. 

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 Directo

Locations 

One thing our patients value is convenience. To provide easier access to any of our clinics,  we have six locations throughout Lincoln that offer high-quality Primary Care. 

Each of Bluestem Health’s clinics is conveniently located.

If you are looking for a new and excellent Primary Care Physician, our team at Bluestem Health provides quality patient care in Lincoln, Nebraska. Call (402) 476-1455 to schedule an appointment. We continue to strive to be the top provider in our community and serve our patients with the care they deserve. 

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