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Our Faculty

Dr. Richard Feldman

Richard Feldman, M.D., richard feldman md family residency indianapolis has served as Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency's Program Director for the past 36 years, the longest tenure ever for a family medicine residency director nationally. He was the 2014 recipient of the Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding Program Director Award presented by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

Dr. Feldman earned his BA at Indiana University in 1972 and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1977. He completed his family medicine residency in 1980 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.

He serves as an Associate Professor, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha.

Another part of Dr. Feldman's career has been in public health. Appointed by Governor Frank O'Bannon, he served as Indiana's Commissioner of Health from 1997 to 2001. He continues his work in public health and healthcare policy as an editorial columnist for a number of Indiana newspapers including the Indianapolis Star. He has a great passion for writing and is an amateur historian, authoring a number of historical articles both on medical and non-medical subjects. He is also the author of two books, the latest an oral history entitled, Family Practice Stories: Memories, Reflections, and Stories of Hoosier Family Doctors of the Mid-twentieth Century. Dr. Feldman has been involved in organized medicine and among other positions served as the President of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians in 2003-2004.

He has special clinical interests in vaccines and dermatology. Personal interests include golf, art collecting, and Native American studies and religion. He was adopted into the Haida Nation (British Columbia and Alaska) in 1996. His wife, Becky, is also a family physician (retired). Dr. Feldman is the father of three grown boys.

Dr. Carrie Anderson

Name: Carrie Anderson, MDcarrie anderson md family residency indianapolis

Title: Associate Director (program director designate July 1, 2018) 

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests: 

My interests include obstetrics, women’s health, childhood development, laser medicine and addiction medicine. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. Most of all, I enjoy teaching our next generation of family physicians.

Personal Interests: 

I have a love for nature, and most sunny days off I can be found outside running, hiking, swimming, gardening or relaxing at the lake. I love reunions with our families, and spending time with my husband Andy and our sons, Aric and Evan.

Why you chose Franciscan:

Franciscan Health has been my career home for over 15 years now. While I have seen it change shape and names, the tradition of compassionate care and respect for life has always remained. I could not imagine working in a more supportive environment than Franciscan, and enjoy the camaraderie of our program.

Dr. Adam Paarlberg

Name:

Adam Paarlberg, MDAdam Paarlberg md family residency indianapolis

Title:

Associate Director

Medical School: 

Indiana University School of Medicine 2008

Clinical Interests:  Dr. Paarlberg’ s clinical interests include emergency medicine, geriatrics, global heath, preventative care, mental health, obstetrics, inpatient medicine, and medical ethics

Personal Interests:  His personal interests include music/guitar, travel, spending time with family, working out/fitness, religion/philosophy

Why you chose Franciscan Health: 

Wonderful people!  Family friendly, supportive academic environment which encourages and fosters autonomy and the pursuit of personal and professional goals. 

 

Dr. William Ward

Name: 

William H. Ward, MDWilliam Ward md family residency indianapolis

Title:

Associate Director

Medical School: 

Loma Linda University

Clinical Interests:

I have always had an interest in preventive/lifestyle medicine.  Many of the chronic diseases we see every day could be prevented or even treated with a healthy lifestyle.   But I also enjoy inpatient medicine, obstetrics, and office practice—the full scope of Family Medicine.

Personal Interests:

Most of my free time is spent with family and church activities.  A favorite family vacation has been to volunteer as camp doctor at a youth camp one week each summer.  I also enjoy racquetball and an occasional golf outing. 

Why you chose Franciscan Health:

After several years in private practice, I was interested in teaching.  I interviewed at two programs and felt the St. Francis Family Medicine Residency would be the best fit.  19 years later, I still believe that was the right decision.   Dr. Feldman and all the directors as well as the residents are great to work with and the Franciscan administration is very supportive of the program.  

Dr. Jason Rieser

Name: 

Jason Rieser, MDJason Reiser Franciscan Health family residency indianapolis

Title:

Associate Director

Medical School: 

Indiana University School of Medicine 

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include inpatient medicine, procedures, preventative medicine, and improving office efficiency.  I am also passionate about finding solutions to ease the current rise in physician burnout.   

Personal Interests:

I love hanging out with my wife and twin boys, attacking whatever new adventure comes our way.  In our current season of life, adventures often include: creek stomping, fishing, hiking, swimming, Nerf gun wars and an occasional WWF smack down in our living room.  Personally, I enjoy running, travel, shooting, skiing, SCUBA diving and serving at our church. 

Why you chose Franciscan Health:

This place is just special.  I began my career here as an extern, taught part time while maintaining a private practice for 16 years, and in 2016 my career goal was achieved.  My dream of combining my clinical experience with my passion for teaching young physicians was fulfilled when I joined this amazing staff full time.  It is uncommon to find an institution encompassing an amazing reputation, continual pursuit of excellence, supportive administration, stellar leadership, and a genuine family atmosphere with a unified goal of training the next generation of physicians.  I feel incredibly blessed that I am now part of this mission.  

 

Dr. Allison Klapetzky

Name: 

Allison Klapetzky Dr Allison Klapetzky Franciscan Health family residency indianapolis, MD

Title:

Associate Director

Medical School: 

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine 

Clinical Interests:

Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Women’s health

Personal Interests:

Reading, Movies, Road trips

Why you chose Franciscan Health:

I love working with people who care about our office staff and our patients. I love that I work at a place that pauses to pray twice a day.

Dr. Jacqueline A. Maxwell

Name:

Jacqueline A. Maxwell, Psy.D, HSPPDr Jacqueline Maxwell, psychologist, family residency indianapolis

Title:

Assistant director and residency behavioralist

Education:

University of Indianapolis-Doctorate in Psychology

Clinical Interests:

I am interested in Behavioral health education in the family medicine residency setting. Physician wellness and providing care in an integrated model are other areas in which I am interested.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy hiking, traveling, and the arts.

Why you chose Franciscan:

The reputation of the Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Kristin Wood

Name:

Kristin L. Wood, MDdr kristin wood franciscan health family residency indianapolis

Title:

Assistant Director

Medical School:

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

I am most interested in caring for women and children, including obstetrical care.  The joy of bringing life into the world and then watching that infant grow is so much fun!  Patient education along with empowering patients to make healthy life changes is also an area of practice that I enjoy.  Treating entire families and generations of families is at the heart of why I enjoy Family Medicine.

Personal Interests:

Life outside of work is meant to be relaxing and rejuvenating. I enjoy spending time with my family which could include a movie night, a pleasant walk around the neighborhood or more adventurous activities like rock climbing.  Physical fitness is important to my personal health, and I like to focus on training for sprint triathlons and running races.

Why you chose Franciscan Health:

Franciscan Health puts the patient first no matter what.  Our Franciscan traditions provide a firm foundation on the importance of Christ in my practice and my life. 

 

Dr. Patrick Enright

Name: 

Patrick Enright, MDPatrick Enright md family residency indianapolis

Title:

Assistant Director

Medical School: 

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

Personal Interests:

Why you chose Franciscan Health:

 

Our Residents

2019 Class

st francis residency indianapolisMary Beth Barnett, MD

Medical School:

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

I became interested in the musculoskeletal system and sports medicine in medical school as a way to tie together my passions. In family medicine, I am interested in preventative medicine, nutrition and exercise to prevent disease and decrease risk.

Personal Interests:

My personal hobbies include spending time with friends, family and extended family. I am a fan of the Colts, Pacers, IU and Chicago Blackhawks. I love to read mystery novels, run, kayak and hike.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I chose Franciscan due to autonomy, patient populations and family atmosphere of the program. Franciscan offered me the opportunity to immerse myself in many specialties and be the most well rounded and knowledgeable practitioner for my patients.

st francis residency indianapolisCarly Carvell, MD

Medical School:

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

I am interested in all aspects of Family Medicine. Specifically geriatric and end of life care. I also enjoy pediatrics and continuity of care with my patients.

Personal Interests:

I love being able to enjoy photography when given the time, as well as, cooking and baking with my family. I also love traveling to Disney.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I have used Franciscan Health for my own care and could not have been happier. I wanted to be able to contribute to this and practice within an amazing institution.

st francis residentKatherine Crichfield, DO

Medical School:

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Clinical Interests:

I enjoy full-spectrum family medicine and seeing all ages of patients from newborns to geriatrics.

Personal Interests:

I like spending time with family, as well as, reading, traveling, horseback riding and trying new restaurants.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I chose St. Francis because of the atmosphere of the residency and hospital.   I wanted to attend an unopposed residency program that permitted me to gain experience in all fields of medicine during my training in order to become a well-rounded family medicine physician.

st francis residency indianapolisMeredith Larson, MD

Medical School: Southern Illinois University

Clinical Interests:

I enjoy the variety challenges of treating simple problems and treating complex diseases. I also enjoy doing small procedures such as stitching.

Personal Interests:

I love solving puzzles and playing board games with friends. I hope to travel the world and experience as many new places and foods as I can!

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

The reason I chose Franciscan health was due to the overwhelming feeling of community. Everyone feels like family members and their desire to help both patients and each other was wonderful to see. I’m proud to be part of a positive organization that looks out for the well-being of everyone.

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Itoro Okpokho, MD

Medical School:

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include ensuring that I am doing my best to take care of my patient's mind and body. Additionally, my interests are to provide a family centered approach to health.

Personal Interests:

My personal interests are health and wellness through self-care.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

Franciscan provides me with the resources to enhance my learning with many opportunities to work side by side with Specialists and community Family Medicine physicians.

st francis residency indianapolisJoseph Richardville, MD

Medical School:

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include the doctor-patient relationship and the effects our lifestyle has on physical and emotional well-being. I am interested in the expanding role of in-office imaging, especially ultrasound in primary care. It is my goal to become an involved member of whichever medical community I end up in.

Personal Interests:

I consider myself an amateur naturalist and love all things outdoors. I enjoy staying active, hiking, running or biking. I especially enjoy spending time doing these activities with my wife.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

The Franciscan Health Indianapolis Residency offered me an unprecedented work environment. I could not be happier with my co-workers. I have felt at home since day 1.

st francis residency indianapolisMelanie Stevens, MD

Medical School:

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

I enjoy caring for the entire family, which is what pushed me into family medicine. From the well child checks to my geriatric patients, I find joy and learning in each patient that I take care of.

Personal Interests:

I love spending time with my husband and our kids. We like to play outdoors, go for walks with the dogs, and visit the grandparents. I also enjoy going to antique stores, reading, binging on Netflix, and baking.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

As a rotating medical student, it was easy to see the family-friendly atmosphere and the camaraderie between residents.  The heavy emphasis on outpatient clinic time beginning intern year was also very important to me. Overall, I appreciated and valued the Franciscan way of serving others that is shared by all of the residents, faculty, and hospital staff. 

st francis residency indianapolisJillian Westerhausen, DO

Medical School:

Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include providing medical care for newborns to geriatrics. I really enjoy getting to know the entire family. I also enjoy working with the adolescent population.

Personal Interests:

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also really enjoy running and trying out new restaurants.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I chose Franciscan because of its friendly and warm atmosphere, as well as, its passion for serving the community. 

2020 Class

franciscan family practice residency indianapolisBlake Averill, MD

Medical School:

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include sports medicine, pediatrics, outpatient medicine and teaching.

Personal Interests:

My personal interests include sports, especially, basketball, golf and tennis. I also enjoy numerous genres of literature like fantasy (Game of Thrones). I also love food and will try anything once.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

As cliché as it sounds, Franciscan just felt right. The atmosphere of being a family is very present and seen in numerous actions every day. They are committed to teaching but more importantly, to training great physicians and great people.

Franciscan Health Family Medicine residency indianapolisTyler Feldman, DO

Medical School:

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests:

I enjoy diabetes and weight loss management. I also enjoy ER and acute care.

Personal Interests:

In my free time, I enjoy bowling, going to sports events and having quality time with friends and family. I also play mandolin, guitar and violin and enjoy most types of music.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I chose St. Francis because the faculty/ staff/ residents are all one big family. The hospital has great resources and at St. Francis the value of the family doctor is understood.

st francis residency indianapolisAshley Koselke, MD

Medical School:

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

I enjoy broad spectrum family medicine and preventative medicine.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy taking care of my two dogs, spending time with my husband and family, as well as, hiking.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I chose Franciscan Health for residency after spending time on a family medicine rotation during my fourth year of medical school. I came to realize that Franciscan values align with my own personal values. I know my training here will help me to develop into an excellent family medicine physician and will allow me the opportunity to serve the Indianapolis community where I was born and raised.

franciscan health family  residency indianapolisKevin McNulty, DO

Medical School:  

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include geriatrics, procedures, palliative medicine and preventative medicine.

Personal Interests:

My personal interests include cooking, table top games, comic books and craft beer.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I chose Franciscan because they have the resources of a large academic hospital but the atmosphere of a small community hospital. Each staff member treats each other with respect and strives to provide the best care for every patient. I am excited to be a part of the Franciscan community.

st francis residency indianapolisShawn Moore, DO

Medical School: 

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include outpatient family medicine, prevention and public health, as well as behavioral health.

Personal Interests:

My personal interests include spending time with my wife and children and cheering on the Colts, Pacers and Hoosiers. I also enjoy hiking, boating, camping and golfing.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I chose to train at Franciscan Health Indianapolis because I wanted to learn how to become a well-rounded, competent and compassionate family doctor and I felt the staff and physicians here would best be able to help me achieve this goal. I was also very impressed with the caring, family-oriented atmosphere of Franciscan and its dedication to my hometown of central Indiana.

Lindsey Nondorf, DOfranciscan family residencyt

Medical School: 

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests:

I am very interested in obstetrics; specifically low income and high risk group obstetrics. I am also interested in underserved medicine and diabetic medicine. I value education of the underserved as a means to better health.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy walks with my three sons and three dogs and trying new interesting restaurants with my husband. I also enjoy cheering for the Denver Broncos with my whole family.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I chose Franciscan because of the welcoming atmosphere among the faculty and residents, the structure of the resident schedules and the amount of specialty and experiential opportunities provided with the Franciscan network.

st francis residency indianapolisValorie Parker, MD

Medical School:

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests: I am interested in preventive medicine, procedures and caring for the whole family.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy woodcarving and redoing furniture. My interests also include baking, cooking, eating, as well as, being outdoors walking, swimming and camping with my family and 2 dogs.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

Franciscan’s mission best fits with my own values and goals to be a physician that serves the communities and individuals in need. The program builds great physicians that value the balance of hard work and family.

Franciscan Health family medicine residencyGregory Specht, DO

Medical School: 

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include underserved medicine, urgent care, sports medicine and global health.

Personal Interests:

My personal interests include guitar, listening to music, cooking, biking and running. I also enjoy house projects and renovations.

Why I chose Franciscan Health's Family Medicine Residency:

I chose Franciscan because of the values and ideals of the hospital system. They shine through personal interactions between employees and patients in both the personal and clinical setting. In my opinion, it is the way medicine is meant to be practiced.

Integrated Healthcare Post-doctorate Psychology Fellowship Program

Overview

The one (1) year full-time fellowship adheres to a practitioner-scholar model with the primary focus on the goal of changing the face of healthcare to induce behavioral health as an indispensable component of primary healthcare and the patient-centered medical home.

This training program offers fellows an opportunity to become comfortable and competent working in the interdisciplinary context of primary care, providing consultation to medical providers and providing psychology and behavioral health treatments with primary care patients. The fellow will function as a member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team in a family medicine residency clinic. This training structure allows the fellow to grow his or her clinical skills with a highly varied population in integrated primary care.

Program Goals

The program is designed to prepare clinical and counseling psychologists to achieve the following goals: 

  • Develop leadership and advocacy skills for the implementation of integrated collaborative healthcare. 
  • Practice evidence based psychotherapy in a primary care setting while targeting chronic disease processes. 
  • Enhance capabilities of advanced practice competency in independent practice as a clinical health psychologist with sufficient preparation to be credentialed and ultimately board certified by ABPP in clinical health psychology. 
  • Make meaningful scholarly contributions, particularly by learning how to conduct applied research projects leading to practice based evidence for integrated care.

Training Philosophy

The training philosophy and model is based on a supervised experiential approach in which post doctorate fellows are trained in evidence based clinical health psychology through intensive didactic, clinical observations, clinical
supervision, and training alongside family medicine residents. Fellows learn how to teach and train family medicine residents to recognize behavioral health needs and use psychosocial knowledge and behavioral health skills to improve healthcare. Fellows also learn skills to build an integrated service program in a primary care setting.

Primary Duties

Daily routines vary, but may include diagnostic screenings, behavioral health consultations, and brief psychological interventions with children, adults and families. Additionally, the fellowship provides didactic training, one-on-one supervision, and opportunities for other rotations based on each individual’s interests. Responsibilities will allow for fulfillment of the licensure requirement in the State of Indiana (12 months/2,000hours).

Structure of Training

Clinical

Clinical experiences typically include 18 - 20 (scheduled) direct client hours per week. These contact hours may include a mixture of individual, group, family, and/or couples psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation. Additionally, fellows will provide supervisory opportunities to pre-doctorate psychology students.

Research

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in and develop quality improvement measures and/or standard academic peer reviewed literature based research. Research includes an option of presenting at a national conference.

Education

Provide education to resident physicians to enhance professional, communication, and behavioral health skills and techniques as they apply to quality patient care. Some activities include formal presentations, reviewing recordings of real time and simulated patient-physician encounters, and providing feedback to physicians for enhancing individual growth.

Program Development

Develop programing related to improving well-being of patients and healthcare providers. This includes planning, monitoring, and receiving feedback for quality assurance and research purposes.

Administrative

Learn and implement protocols and policies related to integrated care strategies from a behavioral health perspective including chronic illnesses/disorders such as ADHD, suicidality, warm hand offs, chronic pain management and risk assessments.

Eligibility Criteria

Completion of and degree conferred from an APA accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (PhD/PsyD) as well as an APA accredited internship. Candidates should be committed to serving an underserved population constituent with the mission of Franciscan Health.

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