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Family Medicine Residency | Indianapolis

Family Medicine Residency

Indianapolis Family Medicine Residency

There used to be just one choice of doctor -- a general practitioner, who cared for everyone in the family. Over the past 44 years, residency programs began experiencing declines in the number of graduating medical students specializing in family medicine. However, the need for family doctors is greater than ever, and the family medicine residency program at Franciscan Health Indianapolis continues to thrive.

Over the past 44 years, Franciscan Health Indianapolis has graduated more than 220 family medicine physicians from its residency program.

Each summer, eight new residents begin a 36-month journey that takes them to the start of their family medicine careers. Residents see patients of all ages and incomes, and they provide care for expectant mothers and deliver babies. The program has prospered due in large part to its intimate size, warm atmosphere and unwavering support of the faculty and hospital administration.

A Note from Our Director

Thank you for your interest in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Franciscan Health Indianapolis. We assure you that your experience as a Franciscan Health resident will provide an exceptional opportunity that you won’t find at any other program. The Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency program prides itself on maintaining an atmosphere that supports a resident's personal and professional growth. Residents are encouraged to pursue outside interests, build healthy family lives and involve themselves in community service. Our commitment to the individual fosters a sense of family. We've designed our program to provide a balanced environment, allowing time for study, family, mental and physical well-being and the opportunity to nurture interests both within and beyond the practice of medicine. As a resident at Franciscan Health, you will experience a high level of autonomy and responsibility throughout your training. You will work alongside some of the most qualified and experienced faculty who are dedicated to your success. Our residents are treated as colleagues and develop a very high level of clinical competence early in the program.

Why do physicians in training select the Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency Program?

Here are just a few reasons:

  • Franciscan Health offers strong inpatient and ambulatory experiences. You will see a wide variety of patient cases at the Family Medicine Center, which receives more than 21,000 clinic visits each year.
  • Franciscan Health is oriented to the practice of comprehensive family medicine in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Residents receive a strong obstetrical experience, including 20-40 or more unassisted deliveries during their rotation.
  • Intensive and non-intensive OB tracks are available.
  • The sports medicine track includes first-hand training as team physicians for area schools.
  • A family medicine urban/rural/global underserved training track enhances your exposure to a variety of family medicine settings.
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) intensive track for our DO residents
  • Individualized intensive tracks can be arranged with the program director, past examples include addiction medicine, integrative medicine, bariatrics
  • Franciscan Health offers the International Medicine Experience in conjunction with The Timmy Global Health. Each resident is guaranteed one international trip during their residency training. Residents are free to develop their own international experiences as well.
  • In 1982, Franciscan Health Indianapolis (then St. Francis Hospital) became the first family medicine residency program in Indiana to have a meaningful, structured and operational research program. The residency has received many regional research awards. Residents and faculty have been published in a variety of journals.
  • The residency values family life and the personal as well as professional growth of its residents. As further evidence to Franciscan Health's commitment to education, the Family Medicine Center was the first clinical site in the Franciscan Health system to implement Epic electronic medical records (EMRs).

Franciscan Health is a very special place that has been built on our Franciscan tradition and values, and our residency faculty takes pride in our warm, supportive learning environment. For over 40 years, our program has trained physicians in the clinical and academic aspects of family medicine, while never losing sight of our mission to treat each patient with individualized care and compassion. There is a tremendous pride among all Franciscan Health staff and physicians. We invite you to visit with us and learn how we can help prepare you for a lifetime of service.

Carrie Anderson, M.D., Director, Family Medicine Residency

Curriculum

​The Franciscan Health Indianapolis Family Medicine Residency is changing with the face of medicine. The resident curriculum is periodically updated to ensure our residents receive the most credible information, education and experiences available.

First-Year Residents

Residents spend most of their first year working in the major specialty areas of Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Intensive Care, Obstetrics and Cardiology. The residents also spend two half-day sessions each week seeing their own patients in the Family Medicine Center.

Second-Year Residents

During their second year, residents concentrate on further training in various specialties. Responsibilities increase for the care of obstetrical patients and residents spend four half-day sessions each week seeing their own patients in the Family Medicine Center.

Third-Year Residents

An increased number of electives allow third-year residents to focus on personal career interests. The residents continue to see patients in the Family Medicine Center four half-days per week. Residents also serve two months as clinical chief resident of the Family Medicine Service.

For more information

To learn more about the Family Medicine Residency Program at Franciscan Health, contact the Residency Coordinator via email.

Facilities

The heart of our program is our dedicated Family Medicine Center. Located at 5230-A Stop 11 Road on the Indianapolis campus, the center receives more than 21,000 patient visits each year, has 24 examination rooms and three minor procedure rooms.

Residents spend two to four half-days weekly in the Family Medicine Center.

As a resident at Franciscan Health Indianapolis, you will work in an ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, pediatric unit and an obstetrical inpatient facility. You will practice cardiac healthcare at the nationally recognized Franciscan Health Indianapolis Heart Center, south central Indiana’s only full-service cardiovascular center. You’ll experience first-hand the nationally recognized Emergency Heart Attack Response Team, which reduces door-to-balloon time for heart attack patients.

The obstetrical program at Franciscan Health Indianapolis offers our residents a genuinely unique experience. It’s not only our modern facilities and state-of-the-art technologies that make Franciscan Health the hospital of choice for thousands of expectant parents each year; our unique family-centered approach and individualized care truly set us apart from other hospitals.

Our Center for Women & Children includes two Caesarean surgical suites and a level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Pediatric care at Franciscan Health Indianapolis includes our inpatient pediatric unit as well as a variety of pediatric specialty clinics. These include: cardiac, diabetes, Hip Hop Clinic (addresses issues of overweight and obese children), NICU follow-up, endocrinology, pulmonology, surgery, urology.

Benefits

Franciscan Health Indianapolis offers our Family Medicine Residents a generous package of benefits, including competitive salaries.

Anticipated Salaries for 2019-2020

  • First-Year Residents: $65,058, plus $7,000 sign-on bonus
  • Second-Year Residents: $67,027
  • Third-Year Residents: $70,970
  • Residents typically receive yearly cost-of-living increases.

Benefits

Time Off

  • First-Year Residents: two weeks
  • Second-Year Residents: two weeks
  • Third-Year Residents: three weeks
  • All Residents: nine paid holidays each year
  • Leave of absence for sickness, maternity, paternity, education, military and other approved reasons

Insurance

  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance optional
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance

Continuing Medical Education

  • $1,700 annually for tuition and conference travel expenses
  • Five days in-town and five days out-of-town allotted annually
  • A one-time $1,700 payment for a sports medicine, obstetrical, underserved or OMT conference for high track.

Moonlighting

  • Ample part-time, in-house job opportunities for second and third-year residents as a back-up to the intern on-call or covering obstetrics and codes at the Indianapolis campus
  • Various opportunities to do paid sports physicals for elementary, middle and high school students

Other Benefits

  • Free parking
  • Physician coats supplied annually
  • Tax-sheltered annuity
  • Free meals while on-call
  • Fall and spring retreats for residents, faculty and their families
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption policy incorporates elective time, paid time off and exceptional flexibility
  • Allowance for smart phone
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) dues paid
  • Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA), Indianapolis Medical Society dues paid
  • Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) dues paid
  • Part 3 USMLE paid
  • ABFM certification paid

Rotations

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Franciscan Health Indianapolis is a three-year program that gives residents an excellent variety of experiences. All residents will follow a thorough set of rotations that leaves room for each resident to tailor their residency to their career desires.

Standard Rotations

  • Night float call (6 weeks total)

Six weeks total of night float scheduled in two-week blocks during intern year

  • Family Medicine (20 weeks total)

Family Medicine Service (eight weeks), Clinical Chief Resident (eight weeks), Outpatient Family Medicine/Practice Management (four weeks)

  • Internal Medicine and Subspecialties (36 weeks total):

Ward Medicine (four weeks), Intensive Care Unit (four weeks), Cardiology (four weeks), Endocrinology (four weeks), Gastroenterology (four weeks), Dermatology (four weeks), Neurology (four weeks), Selective (Podiatry-Colorectal-Plastics) (two weeks), Selective (IM OP, Adult Medicine Inpatient/Geriatric Ward Medicine) (four weeks)

  • Pediatrics (16 weeks total)

Pediatrics Ward Rotation (eight weeks), Outpatient Pediatrics (eight weeks)

  • Surgery (14 weeks total):

General Surgery (four weeks), Orthopedics (four weeks), Urology (two weeks), ENT (two weeks), Ophthalmology (two weeks)

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (12 weeks total):

Labor and Delivery (eight weeks), Outpatient Gynecology (four weeks)

  • Other (18 weeks total):

Psychiatry (four weeks), Emergency Medicine (four weeks), Radiology (two weeks), Occupational Medicine (two weeks), Community Medicine (two weeks), Sports Medicine (four weeks)

  • Electives (from any area) (26 weeks total)

  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Podiatry
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pulmonary
  • Surgery
  • Colorectal
  • Neonatology
  • Urgent Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Neurosurgery
  • PM&R
  • Rheumatology
  • Geriatrics
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Hematology
  • Integrative Medicine
  • OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment)
  • Rural & Underserved Experience
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Allergy
  • Renal
  • Sleep Medicine
 Other electives as requested.

Curriculum Highlights:

Obstetrics

Franciscan Health offers separate tracks for residents interested in an intensive OB experience and for those not planning to include obstetrics as part of their practice. Our residents receive extensive obstetrical training, which includes 20-40 or more unassisted deliveries during the obstetrical rotation. On the intensive track it would not be unusal for a resident to deliver 50 or more continuity patients. For those residents not interested in pursuing obstetrics in their careers, there is a very minimal requirement of following five continuity patients with three deliveries. Family Medicine faculty members provide on-site staffing for all residency deliveries. Intensive track residents are rewarded for their commitment with additional time and funding to attend an obstetrics-related CME conference.

Pediatrics

Most pediatric care occurs in the ambulatory environment, providing comprehensive and solid experience for the problems likely to be encountered in private practice. Inpatient hospital experiences include:

  • Newborn nursery experience during the eight-week obstetrics rotation

  • A two-week requirement in the NICU, which provides residents with basic neonatal skills and stabilization skills necessary for private practice.

  • An eight-week inpatient pediatric rotation during the intern year

Practice Management

Our practice management curriculum includes a monthly lecture series on billing and coding patient encounters, insight on evaluating a practice opportunity and evaluating an employment contract. It includes four weeks in a family physician’s office learning the administrative aspects of running a family practice office. Additional sessions on coding and practice management occur throughout the year.

Sports Medicine

Residents who declare a high interest in sports medicine receive a number of unique experiences including:

  • Team doctor coverage for local high schools

  • Support of elite athletic events (including the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon)

  • Performing pre-participation physicals for local school

Residents are rewarded for their commitment with additional time and funding to attend a sports medicine-related CME conference.

International Medicine Experience

Franciscan Health offers the International Medicine Experience in conjunction with The Timmy Global Health. Each resident is guaranteed one international trip during their residency training. Residents are free to develop their own international experiences as well. The residency also offers a focused global medicine experience as part of the intensive underserved track.

Continuing Medical Education Conferences

In addition to clinical rotations and office practice, residents have numerous learning opportunities through our continuing medical education conferences. Continuing medical education is offered during:

  • daily clinical noon conferences,

  • specialty day-long conferences including cardio-vascular, ortho-neuro, pulmonary and oncology

  • quarterly grand rounds

Audition Rotations

Interested in participating in an elective at Franciscan Health?

Are you a medical student interested in electives?  Medical students interested in an elective rotation at Franciscan Health Indianapolis should contact the Medical Education Coordinator at (317) 528-8641 or via email.

Apply for the Residency

Our Faculty

Dr. Carrie Anderson

carrie anderson md family residency indianapolis

Title: 
Program Director 

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. Kristin Wood

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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. Richard Feldman

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Title:

Associate Director and Director of Medical Education

Dr. Feldman most recently 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.

Medical School:

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.

Clinical Interests:

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.

Personal Interests:

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.

Dr. Allison (Klapetzky) Farina

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. Adam Paarlberg

Adam 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. Jason Rieser

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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. William Ward

William 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. Gerold Butler

Gerold Butler md family residency indianapolis

Title:

Pediatric Education Coordinator

Medical School: 

Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

I am interested in Childhood Asthma and ADHD. I also have always had an interest in developmental issues. 

Personal Interests:

I enjoy motorsports and travel. I also enjoy spending time with my family.

Why you chose Franciscan Health:

Franciscan Health has always been my home hospital, and it was a natural evolution to join the physician network.

 

Dr. Stephanie Case

Psychology Training

University of Indianapolis (Clinical Psychology)

Clinical Interests

My interests include health psychology, integrated health, and lifestyle medicine. I believe in treating the whole person from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. I have interests in working with people across the lifespan, but I have a particular interest in the child and adolescent population. I have been involved in a healthcare setting throughout my career and as a psychologist I enjoy the opportunity to work side by side with medical professionals, especially in the capacity of providing education and consultation to physician residents and behavioral health trainees.

Personal Interests

I have varied interests ranging from exploring microbial environments, dance, yoga, scrapbooking, woodworking, and anything else I can learn to create. I am a lifelong learner and enjoy acquiring new skills and information. My favorite genre of books are autobiographies and my favorite genre of entertainment are documentaries. I also enjoy spending my free time with my immediate and extended family, especially in outdoor activities.

Why you chose Franciscan

Franciscan Health, as an organization, embodies the values and culture I have grown up with. The idea of treating others with compassion is not a unique concept to healthcare, but Franciscan Health truly extends its mission and values beyond the typical expectations. The connections between providers and patients are similar to that of a family, which exemplifies treating others with as much dignity and respect that you would like to be treated. The residency, in particular, fosters teamwork, support for integrated health, and treatment of the whole person as a patient.

Our Residents

2019 Class

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.

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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.

2021 Class

Tyler Beach, DO

Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests: He is interested in preventive medicine, geriatrics and general family care.

Personal Interests:  In his free time, Dr. Beach enjoys hiking, spending time at the beach, exploring Indiana and spending time with family.

Why I chose Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency:  Dr. Beach chose Franciscan Health because of its family-oriented program and faith-based environment. As a life-long Franciscan patient, he was already familiar with some of the compassionate physicians on staff.

Aaron Blair, MD

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests: He is interested in practicing rural medicine and has an interest in geriatrics. 

Personal Interests: In his free time, Dr. Blair enjoys camping, golfing and going to the movies. 

Why I chose Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Blair chose Franciscan Health because of its family-like feel which includes support from the other residents, faculty and staff.

Jessica Fidler, DO

Medical School:  Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests: She is interested in practicing rural and outpatient medicine.

Personal Interests: In her free time, Dr. Fidler enjoys cooking, being outside, binge watching Netflix and spending time with family.

Why I chose Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Fidler chose Franciscan Health because of the Franciscan values and the way she felt like a part of the family after interviewing with residents and staff.

Matthew LeBaron, DO

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Clinical Interests: He is interested in preventive medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine and sports medicine.

Personal Interests: In his free time, Dr. LeBaron enjoys spending time with his three young boys, outdoor activities and strength training. 

Why I chose Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency: Dr. LeBaron chose Franciscan Health because he was impressed with the hardworking and close- knit staff. He also liked the faith- based values that are the foundation of the Franciscan program.

                       

Jarron Lincoln, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests: He is interested in family medicine with an emphasis on total health and wellness.

Personal Interests: In his free time, Dr. Lincoln enjoys watching Netflix, swimming, card games and spending time with family and friends.

Why I chose Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency: A graduate of Butler University’s physician assistant program, Dr. Lincoln chose Franciscan Health because he had previously completed rotations at Franciscan Health in Beech Grove during his training.

Hira Naqvi, DO

Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests:  She is interested in addictions medicine and academic medicine.

Personal Interests: In her free time Dr. Naqvi enjoys board games, as well as outdoor activities like hiking, biking, zip lining and riding ATVs. 

Why I chose Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Naqvi chose Franciscan Health for its supportive faculty and staff. 

Michael G. R. Padilla, DO

Medical School: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests: He is interested in obstetrics, addiction medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Personal Interests:  In his free time, Dr. Padilla likes to sing, (He trained as an opera singer in college), read, pray, work-out and spend time with family.

Why I chose Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Padilla chose Franciscan Health based in part on the people he met during the interview process. He was impressed with their friendliness and could tell that staff cared about each other and their patients.

Chelsea Ullmann, DO

Medical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Clinical Interests: Her clinical interests include pediatrics and women’s health, but she likes working with patients of all ages.

Personal Interests: In her free time, Dr. Ullmann enjoys exploring Indianapolis and new restaurants, running and Pure Barre total body workouts. She is an avid professional football fan and also likes spending time with family.

Why I chose Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency: Dr. Ullmann chose Franciscan Health for her residency in part because of the welcoming environment.

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