Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care Team

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    Jeffrey Eck, MD

    Family Medicine Physician
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Biography

    Jeff Eck, MD, is a board certified primary care physician at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care. He is dedicated to improving the health of our community by providing comprehensive and individualized patient care as well as educating patients to develop healthy lifestyles. With more than 25 years of experience in family medicine, Jeff also practices nursing home medicine and is medical director of a local hospice.

    Philosophy of Care

    Good health care involves determining how all aspects of a person's life are impacting his or her health so that appropriate testing and treatment can then be rendered and unnecessary treatment and testing avoided. Dr. Eck believes primary care physicians are a lot like builders who are skilled in many areas, but also know when to call in a specialist. Maintaining good relationships with cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons and gynecologists, for example, is vital to arriving at the desired patient outcomes. Dr. Eck emphasizes the importance of taking time to sit down with patients face to face and concentrating on listening to their stories. He believes that each person tells his or her own story in a unique way. Knowing the nuances of a patient's life, Dr. Eck believes improves his ability to provide them the highest quality of care.

    Clinical Interest

    From acute respiratory infections to more complicated problems dealing with the heart, lungs and other systems of the body, Dr. Eck focuses on all aspects of primary care medicine. He is most interested in providing the highest level of care in collaboration with other providers, including specialists, to people in the local community. His main focus is treatment of children needing health physicals, immunizations or who have ADD or sports injuries. Dr. Eck also works with adults with depression, diabetes, hypertension and other common conditions. Lastly, Dr. Eck provides care to his elderly patients with conditions such as osteoporosis, dementia and Alzheimer's. He is also very involved in nursing home medicine.

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    Saira Khan, MD

    Family Medicine Physician
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Biography

    Saira Khan, MD, is a board certified physician of family medicine who provides expert medical care at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care. After completing her residency in family medicine in Grand Rapids, she gained valuable experience as an urgent care doctor at different hospitals in the region. Performing the duties of an urgent care doctor and a doctor of family medicine, Saira has been an integral part of the medical community. She has both inpatient and outpatient family and pediatrics experience. An accomplished leader, Saira became a managing physician at several nursing homes as well as a Geriatric Liaison at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where she was also a supervising physician instructor.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Khan believes in a holistic approach to medicine focusing on preventive care. She is devoted to treating her patients with compassion, and enjoys balancing the art of family care medicine with urgent care. Her priorities include listening to her patients with compassion and making sure they understand their healthcare choices so that they can make informed decisions.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Khan served as clinical instructor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She is committed to preventive medicine while focusing on family care, especially adolescent medicine and women's health. She also pursues advanced high-quality treatment of common dermatological diseases.

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    Malinda Lasater, DO

    Family Medicine Physician
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Biography

    Malinda J. Lasater, DO, is a board certified primary care physician at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. She is dedicated to improving the health of our community by providing patient-centered care with a hands-on approach to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. When she is away from practicing medicine, Dr. Lasater enjoys cooking, traveling and recreational sports, including golf and soccer.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Lasater believes patients are partners in their health care. She listens carefully to patients’ concerns to better understand how lifestyle and environment affect their well-being. Her approach to care centers on treating the whole person, not just the symptoms or disease.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Lasater is interested in preventing and treating job-related injuries and illnesses in the urgent care and outpatient settings. She focuses on blending patient-centered care and prevention across the spectrum of family medicine.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Lasater is interested in all facets of research related to occupational medicine.

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    Alyssa Cripe, MSN, FNP-C

    Family Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Biography

    Alyssa Cripe, MSN, FNP, is a board certified family nurse practitioner at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. Alyssa is dedicated to the long-term benefit of her patients, providing increased access to care and fostering meaningful relationships. She brings a wide range of skills to her patients. While she worked as a critical care nurse, she specialized in caring for patients with severe, chronic illnesses. In family practice, Alyssa enjoys managing these conditions so patients can stay out of the hospital and maintain a high quality of life. She has also facilitated multiple diabetes, women’s health and school health education programs. Now, Alyssa is focused on delivering cycle-of-life care to her patients, including the youngest and oldest members of your family and everyone in between.

    Philosophy of Care

    As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Alyssa focuses on providing comprehensive care for the whole family, especially in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention. Her passion is providing health education and empowering patients to be engaged in their health and wellness. She believes in working with patients to develop health goals according to their individual needs and values.

    Clinical Interest

    Alyssa is primarily interested in long term health management and helping patients find enjoyable ways to pursue wellness. An avid equestrian, Alyssa encourages patients to use their passion as a way to stay healthy. For example, she has extensive experience with therapeutic horseback riding as a physical and emotional therapy for children and adults. She can be found volunteering at therapeutic riding centers and supporting the Elkhart County 4H Saddle Club and Reins of Life.

    Research Interest

    Keeping up on the latest research developments allows her to provide patients with the most up-to-date information and treatment options. Alyssa actively seeks further education and training in family practice, sports medicine and management of chronic conditions.

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    Catherine dos Santos, RN, MSN, FNP-C

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Catherine dos Santos, RN, MSN, FNP-C, is a board certified family nurse practitioner at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. She is a dedicated healthcare provider with a proven ability to build positive relationships with patients and family members. Prior to her arrival at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Catherine trained as an emergency department registered nurse for more than 14 years and has experience in quality management, cardiac nursing and care of the elderly.

    Philosophy of Care

    Catherine’s career is focused on providing the highest quality of care for each patient. She is dedicated to a compassionate patient-provider relationship for the entire family. Catherine has experience and training in a wide variety of clinical settings from emergency care to managed care for the elderly. She strives to rapidly identify life-threatening injuries while providing comprehensive patient assessments and chronic illness prevention.

    Clinical Interest

    Trained to provide expert care to trauma patients, Catherine is a highly skilled cardiovascular care provider with a certification in both advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced cardiac life support. She is also certified as a trauma nurse for both adults and pediatrics. Through continuing education, Catherine keeps up to date on the most current medication and treatment protocols. She provides care for the entire family with specific focus on women’s health, family planning and female abdominal conditions.

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    Nicole Greenlee, FNP

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Nicole Greenlee provides a range of services for patients of all ages at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. As a certified family nurse practitioner, she treats common illnesses, including flu, ear infections or headaches. Nicole also cares for patients who need immediate medical attention for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and breathing issues related to lung disease.

    Patient care has been an important part of Nicole’s entire nursing career. She has more than a decade of experience as an oncology certified nurse in infusion centers at Goshen Center for Cancer Care and in Indianapolis. She also has attended to patients going through radiation treatment at the Center for Cancer Care. Her years of oncology experience have fueled a true passion for end-of-life care.

    While volunteering as a missionary nurse in Kenya, Nicole lived and worked in an orphanage. She helped manage a wide range of pediatric illnesses, including tropical diseases.

    Philosophy of Care

    Educating patients is as important as treating them medically for Nicole. Professional fulfillment and meaning come from giving patients the best possible care and helping them understand the reason for their treatment. She also believes in treating the whole person, not just the disease.

    Clinical Interest

    Ongoing learning about best treatment practices and standards of care interest Nicole. She pursues new knowledge about evolving fields of medicine, including genetics and the integration of holistic therapies with traditional medicine.

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    Todd Haney, NP

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Todd Haney, MSN, FNP, is a family nurse practitioner with Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. He provides care for patients of all ages who come to the facility for immediate medical attention. In addition to treating patients with common illnesses like a cold, ear infections or flu, Todd takes care of patients with minor injuries including fractures, cuts and burns.

    Philosophy of Care

    Previous experience in hospitals and emergency rooms has advanced Todd’s approach to patient-centered care. He listens carefully to his patients to understand their concerns and provides treatment that best fits their needs. In addition, he helps patients better understand their condition and take an active role in making decisions about their care.

    Clinical Interest

    Todd is interested in evidence-based procedures to treat minor illnesses or injuries that require prompt attention in an urgent care setting.

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    Kristina Jackowiak, PA-C

    Family Medicine Physician Assistant
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Kristina Jackowiak, is a certified physician assistant, specializing in emergency medicine. She is part of the urgent care team, providing care through the Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. Kristina collaborates with doctors, nurses and other urgent care providers to best manage the health concerns that bring patients and their family members to the urgent care clinic.

    Philosophy of Care

    Kristina has a passion for helping people stay healthy, maintain their well-being and improve their quality of life. She believes the best patient care is done when providers and patients work together as a team. Her training and interests have led her to treating acute pathologies. Kristina strives to build rapport with her patients, whether she sees them in a single incident or over several visits. She enjoys the diversity of urgent care patients, communicates well with people of all ages and looks for opportunities to teach patients about their health conditions to improve their quality of life.

    Clinical Interest

    Kristina has practiced emergency medicine in several hospitals. She has worked with patients who are dealing with diabetes, heart disease, injuries, anxiety, asthma and pneumonia. She is experienced in sutures, abscess incision and drainage, EKGs, physical exams and wound care, to name just a few. She received training in a wide variety of practices, including women’s health, family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, heart and general surgery, behavioral health and emergency medicine.

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    Talhia Juarez Aguilar, NP

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Talhia Juarez Aguilar is a family nurse practitioner at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. She has broad experience in providing high quality care for every age, from infancy to the elderly. Talhia brings a compassionate, comprehensive approach to managing complex health concerns, providing routine care or treating minor illnesses and injuries.

    Years of nursing experience in various healthcare settings have given Talhia an appreciation for working together as part of a patient care team. She encourages teamwork and open communication with providers, patients and families to provide the best possible outcomes.

    Philosophy of Care

    Talhia believes patients play a big part in managing their health and well-being. That’s why she is always ready to build trusting relationships with patients and families through honest communication. She provides provide cross-cultural health care with fluency in English and Spanish.

    Clinical Interest

    Healthcare delivery for patients with language barriers has always interested Talhia. She has focused ongoing learning, including doctoral studies in nursing, on evidence-based practices to provide well-rounded medical services for all.

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    Alicia Navarro, FNP

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Alicia Navarro, MSN-FNP, is a board certified family nurse practitioner at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. With more than 15 years of experience as a registered nurse, Alicia has handled patient assessments, administered medication, provided wound care and post-surgical care. She has experience working with critically ill patients as well. At her previous role at Sturgis Hospital, Alicia developed and implemented a hospital wide evidencebased skin care and wound prevention program and worked on a team to organize and implement an opioid risk assessment tool. She received the 2014 Sturgis Hospital Nursing Excellence Award. Alicia is fluent in English and Spanish.

    Philosophy of Care

    Alicia is deeply committed to providing culturally sensitive care to all patients from all walks of life. Her goal is to build relationships that engage patients in participating in improving their health through primary prevention.

    Clinical Interest

    Family practice and urgent care are the perfect fit for Alicia’s wide range of interests. She is interested in suturing; women’s health; illnesses relating to the ear, nose and throat; injuries; asthma; mental health, including anxiety and depression; diabetes; and hypertension.

  • Kylee Rohatgi, NP-C

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Kylee Rohatgi is a board certified family nurse practitioner at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. She treats patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly and everyone in between. Whether treating an infection or managing a chronic condition, Kylee takes a team-based approach to deliver high quality care with the best possible outcomes.

    Previous nursing experiences in cardiac medicine and surgery as well as endoscopic procedures have given Kylee a broad understanding of disease processes and patient care. She also has helped advance future leaders in nursing as an assistant professor in nursing at Goshen College.

    When Kylee is away from her clinical role, she enjoys traveling, reading, sports, music and spending time with family and friends.

    Philosophy of Care

    Kylee believes educating patients about their health and wellbeing is a vital part of health care. She focuses on working with patients and their families to provide complete, compassionate care.

    Clinical Interest

    Evidence-based research forms the foundation for Kylee’s decision-making process. Her holistic approach combines clinical expertise with patient values to identify treatment options and a plan of care that meets the patient’s needs.

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    Laura Wheeler, RN, DNP, FNP-BC

    Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Family Medicine

    Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care
    2824 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-535-1700

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    Laura Wheeler, DNP, FNP-BC, works in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to provide expert urgent care services and family health care with a focus on disease prevention and wellness. As an Associate Professor in the Goshen College Family Nurse Practitioner program, Laura teaches courses in advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology and research, as well as women’s and adult health. Her goal in practice is to develop a partnership with her patients with the common goal of achieving and maintaining wellness.

    Philosophy of Care

    Laura believes a patient's health and well-being are a result of providing patients with primary prevention counseling and appropriate medical treatment combined with compassion. The practice of evidence-based medicine learned through advanced education allows Laura to help patients manage healthy lifestyle changes and disease. Laura has dedicated her practice to providing education and coaching to both patients and other providers with the attainment of population health as her goal.

    Clinical Interest

    Laura has a broad range of interests in healthcare, much of which she realizes in family practice. The focus of her work is primarily the treatment of patients with acute illness and injuries as well as physical and psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression. She has pursued work in internal medicine, family practice, women's health, urgent care and occupational health. She provides clinical oversight for students in the nurse practitioner program at Goshen College and supervises their clinical rotations.

    Research Interest

    Laura's doctoral research was related to antibiotic resistance as well as the treatment of diabetes. She continues to focus on an evidence-based approach to care related to all facets of urgent care and family practice. She plans on continuing her pursuit of methods by which providers can use scientific evidence to guide them in their treatment of common viral illnesses to prevent the development of antibiotic resistance and superinfection.