Family Medicine Keystone A Team

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    Max Mertz, MD

    Family Medicine Physician
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine - Keystone A
    1814 Charlton Ct, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-533-4169

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    Biography

    Max Mertz, MD, is a board certified family physician with more than three decades of experience providing high quality, individualized care. By serving not only as a doctor but also as a leader of numerous health care organizations in Northern Indiana, he has dedicated his career to helping patients and their families get the care they deserve. Dr. Mertz graduated with highest distinction from the Indiana University School of Medicine. After finishing his family practice residency, he opened his own private practice before joining Goshen Physicians in 1996. He served as the president of the Elkhart County Health Board, Director Emeritus of the Goshen Hospital and Healthcare Foundation, Medical Director of Indiana Lakes Managed Care Organization and Medical Director of Goshen Home Care & Hospice, to name a few. When he’s not treating patients of all ages, he enjoys reading, bicycle riding, and spending time with his wife, Lydia, and their four children.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Mertz emphasizes trying to prevent illnesses and, if they develop, to manage and reduce the complications. He tries to involve patients in their own care and help them improve their lives. Dr. Mertz uses the latest medical advancements to ensure that his patients and their families have convenient access to a wide spectrum of comprehensive medical care, all backed by the full support of Goshen Health.

    Clinical Interest

    Family practice is the perfect fit for Dr. Mertz’s wide range of interests. He cares for patients of all ages and is especially interested in preventive care. Dr. Mertz provides treatment for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, depression, osteoporosis and other common conditions. He has experience performing a broad range of medical procedures, including allergen immunotherapy, arthrocentesis, circumcision, destruction of skin lesions and skin tags removal. Dr. Mertz is Medical Director for Goshen Health’s hospice program and has done additional training to provide care for patients with life-limiting illnesses.

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    Anne Love, NP

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine - Keystone A
    1814 Charlton Ct, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-533-4169

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    Biography

    Anne Love, MSN, FNP, works together with Dr. Max Mertz at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine Keystone to ensure that every patient seen receives the high-quality, individualized care they deserve. Seeing patients of all ages, she is trained in diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness with an emphasis on disease prevention and wellness promotion. In addition, she orders and interprets diagnostic testing, following up with both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment plans. Prior to joining Goshen Physicians Family Medicine Keystone she worked as a resident nurse in intensive care, progressive care, oncology, medical/surgical and the emergency department at Goshen Hospital. Anne earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. In recognition of her outstanding academic achievements, she was selected to join Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Anne resides with her family near the community of Goshen, Indiana, where she enjoys reading, writing, blogging, photography, genealogy, and church activities.

    Philosophy of Care

    Anne appreciates the relationships that can develop over time between providers and their patients, within the consistency of the practice of family medicine. She strives to create an environment where relationships can flourish so her patients embrace her office as their medical “home base” as they face the complexities of today’s healthcare system.

    Clinical Interest

    Anne is interested in treating patients of all ages, with an emphasis on disease prevention, wellness promotion and population health management.