Born in Decatur, IN Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1995 (M.D.), Internship – Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Family Practice, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Argus works for Ft. Wayne Glaucoma Center in Ft. Wayne, IN. He attended Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN for Medical School where he also completed his Residency. Dr Argus also completed an Internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. In addition, Dr. Argus completed a Fellowship from University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Argus comes to Adams Memorial Hospital on a monthly basis to perform cataract surgeries. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Argus call 1-800-773-6340. After consultation, surgeries can then be scheduled at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Dr. A. Baher is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is an Internalist for Adams Memorial Hospital. He assists with patient care for AMH inpatients as needed. Dr. Baher has MBBS degree from the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine, and completed his Internship and Residency in Brooklyn New York.
Dr. Aaron C. Coats, brother of AMH orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Coats, has recently joined the surgical staff at Adams Memorial Hospital and will specialize in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Dr. Coats obtained his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine after receiving his undergraduate degree from IU as well. He successfully completed his residency at the Grand Rapids Medical Education program through Michigan State University, and has done fellowships in sports training and orthopaedic sports medicine at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Aaron Coats is also Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Aaron Coats will also be affiliated with the Adams Memorial Orthopaedics office in Decatur. Dr. Aaron Coats specializes in orthopaedic surgery with a specific interest in adult and pediatric shoulder and knee disorders, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, and treating meniscus and cartilage injuries of the knee through both surgical and non-surgical procedures. In addition to seeing patients in Decatur, Dr. Coats is also affiliated with hospitals in Greenfield, Indianapolis, and Fishers.
To make an appointment with Dr. Aaron Coats, patients may call the Adams Memorial Orthopaedic office at 724-2145, extension 3900.
Dr. David Coats is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Coats earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in May of 2000 from Indiana University. He then attended Indiana University School of Medicine and became a Medical Doctor in May of 2004. Dr. Coats completed his Residency at the Fort Wayne Orthopedic Residency Program. Dr. Coats and his wife currently reside in Decatur, Indiana. Please call 260-728-3900 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Colclasure graduated from Indiana University. He completed his internship at Ball Memorial and his residency at Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Coclasure is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and specializes in Pain Management. Dr. Colclasure is originally from Decatur. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Colclasure in the AMH Pain Clinic, please call (260) 724-2145 x1877.
Born in Milwaukee, WI Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1984 (M.D.), Internship - Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Family Practice, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Hanson is employed by Women's Health Advantage in Ft. Wayne, IN and comes to Decatur for an OB/GYN Clinic every Tuesday. Dr. Hanson attended medical school at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan. He completed his Residency at Providence Hospital in Southfield Michigan. Dr. Hanson's Decatur Clinic is located in the Physician's Office Building behind the Adams Memorial Hospital at 815 High Street, Decatur, IN. Suite A. To schedule an appointment for the Decatur Clinic call 260-432-4400 x6390
Dr. Hardley, General Surgeon, joined AMH in September of 2013. She will be joining Dr. Anthony Nigliazzo in the practice of general surgery. Dr. Hardley completed her surgical residency program at Doctors Hospital (Ohio Health) in Columbus, Ohio in August of 2013. Dr. Hardley graduated from Manchester College in North Manchester in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida, in 2008. Dr. Hardley received the “Resident of the Year” award in 2010-11 from the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Dr. Hardley is an Osteopathic Physician or DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) who specializes in General Surgery. Dr. Hardley has a strong interest in laparoscopic procedures including hernia repairs and bowel/colon surgeries as well as breast cancer and breast related surgeries.
Dr. Hardley’s office will be located in the Adams Medical Complex located adjacent to the hospital, and she is welcoming new patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hardley, please call 260-728-3982.
Dr. Harvey is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He is a 1994 graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Florida Hospital Family Practice. Dr. Harvey is a Decatur native, and his office is located at 955 High Street, Decatur, IN 46733. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Harvey, please call 260-724-8551.
Dr. Kathleen Heimann has become the newest physician on the staff of Adams Memorial Hospital after joining Drs. Crystal Jencks and Jessamine Hippensteel in their Decatur Family Medicine practice.
Dr. Heimann is accepting new patients to the Decatur Family Medicine group as well as obstetric patients. A hospital announcement said “Dr. Heimann has a special gift in relating to and educating her patients plus she is fluent in Spanish.”
The new AMH physician graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. degree in Neurophysiology and a B.A. degree in Spanish. She attended Western University in Ponoma, California, where she obtained her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and completed an OMT Fellowship and Masters of Professional Adult Education.
She also recently completed her Family Practice Residency with the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. During her residency program, Dr. Heimann worked at both the Stat Care Clinic at Adams Memorial Hospital and with the Rappid Care Clinic in Fort Wayne. She has been a coordinator at the Matthew 25 Clinic in Fort Wayne serving indigent and uninsured patients.
Dr. Heimann holds certifications in Advanced Trauma and Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics and Pediatrics, and Neonatal Resuscitation. She has also recently completed training to become the first AMH physician to be certified as an IMPACT concussion management physician.
Dr. Heimann noted she has a special interest in women’s reproductive health and in that regard has pursued additional training in NaProtechnology, an emerging science that treats among other things, infertility.
She is married to Decatur native Kyle Heimann and they and their two young sons reside in Decatur.
The Decatur Family Medicine practice is located in the Adams Medical Complex behind the Strickler Oncology Institute on the hospital campus. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Heimann, patients may call 728-3843.
Dr. Hippensteel joined AMH in July of 2011. She is Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. Hippensteel enjoys providing OB care, and has surgical privileges to perform C-sections at Adams Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hippensteel received her degree from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. She completed her residency from Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Family Practice. Osteopathic Family Physicians are DO’s (Doctors of Osteopathy) who specialize in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment, a method in which they use their hands to diagnose and treat the patient, giving particular attention to joints, bones, muscles, and nerves. DO's promote a patient-centered approach to medical care. Dr. Hippensteel will see patients in the new Physician’s Office Building (Adams Medical Complex)on the AMH Campus located at 1100 Mercer Ave, Decatur, IN 46733. Dr. Hippensteel is welcoming new patients, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hippensteel, please call 260-728-3843.
Dr. Ishak is Board Certified in Psychiatry, and works with adolescents, adults, and seniors. He graduated from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and completed his residency at Finch University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Ishak is the Psychiatrist for Adams Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department.
Dr. Jencks is Board Certified in Family Practice. She graduated from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis in 2000, completed medical school at Ross University in 2006, and completed the Ft. Wayne Medical Education Family Practice Residency in 2009. Dr. Jencks went into the medical profession with the idea of serving others. She is very interested in family medicine and in treating the whole patient. She believes in building relationships with her patients to provide the best possible care.
Born in Decatur, IN Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1982 (M.D.), Residency - Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Family Practice, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Born in Fort Wayne, IN Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1997(M.D.), Residency - Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Family Practice, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Born in Fort Wayne, Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1995 (M.D.), Internship - Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Family Practice, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Lindzy graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery residency internship from Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Lindzy then completed his Anesthesiology residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He specializes in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. His Anesthesiology duties cover general surgery and many surgical specialties. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lindzy in the AMH Pain Clinic, please call (260) 724-2145 x1877.
Dr. Liu joined AMH in June of 2012. Liu is Board Certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine. He also completed a Fellowship in Neurophysiology. Dr. Liu completed his residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine at Shandong Medical University in China in 1990. He completed his Master of Science in research and microbiology from University of Miami in 1998, and did research in Immunology and Microbiology at University of Pennsylvania until 2002. Dr. Liu completed his Neurology Residency training at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in June 2006, and finished his Fellowship in Neurophysiology in 2007 also at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Liu then worked as a Neurologist at both St. James Hospitals in Chicago, IL and then Lutheran Health Network in Ft. Wayne, IN before coming to Adams Health Network. Dr. Liu will serve as both a Hospitalist and provide in-patient care as well as seeing patients on an out-patient basis in a Neurology Clinic in the Strickler Cancer Institute on the Adams Memorial Hospital Campus. Patients should call (260) 724-2145 X3973 to schedule appointments.
Born in Lima, OH Degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in 1995 Dayton, OH (M.D.), Internship and Residency - Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Family Practice, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Tony Nigliazzo joined AMH in July of 2012. Dr. Nigliazzo is an Oklahoma native. He earned his B.A. degree in Political Science/International Relations in 1998 from the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Nigliazzo then received his Medical Degree in 2007 from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and went on to complete his Residency as a General Surgeon from Michigan State University in June of 2012 where he served as Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Nigliazzo has been a clinical instructor at both the MSU College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2007. He received the Outstanding Resident Teacher award at Michigan State for 2009-2010. He has published numerous research papers and has been a presenter at a number of medical conferences in the past several years. During his residency in general surgery, he became a training instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support, completed training in endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery, and has received advanced training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Dr. Nigliazzo will also specialize in thyroid procedures, hernia repair, appendicitis, wound care, gall bladder/laparoscopic cholecystectomy, gynecological, and cancer related surgeries. Dr. Nigliazzo and his wife and family reside in Decatur. His office is located at the Adams Medical Complex on the Adams Memorial Hospital Campus behind the Strickler Cancer Institute. To schedule an appointment please call 260-728-3982.
Dr. Nussbaum is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Nussbaum completed his undergraduate degree from Wabash College, graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. Dr. Nussbaum is welcoming new patients, including OB patients as delivering babies is a part of his practice. Dr. Nussbaum and his wife Kris are both lifelong Adams County residents. Monroe Family Medicine is located at 205 Tower Drive in Monroe, IN 46772. To schedule an appointment, please call 260-692-6163.
Born in South Bend, IN Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1972 (M.D.), Internship – Akron General Medical Center (General Practice) from Akron, OH, Residency – from Akron General Medical Center (Radiology) from Akron, OH. And from IU Medical Center (Radiology) from Indianapolis, IN, and is Board Certified in Radiology.
Dr. Rao is Board Certified by the American Board of Rheumatology. He specializes in treatment of arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, system lupus, and general rheumatology. Dr. Rao utilizes ultrasound technology to visualize musculoskeletal problems in major joints. He then targets medicine to the problematic joint such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, or wrist to help improve pain. Many patients often report immediate relief after the ultrasound guided procedure. Dr. Rao sees patients at Adams Memorial Hospital in the AMH Doctor's Office Building in Suite C. To schedule an appointment, please call 260-919-3458.
Dr. Steven Rhinehart is from Ft. Wayne Oncology/Hemotology. Dr. Rhinehart provides the best possible care with one goal in mind-fighting cancer.
Born in Marion, IN Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1975 (M.D.), Internship and Residency – both Henry Ford Hospital (Internal Medicine) Detroit MI, Fellowship – Cleveland Clinic (Cardiology) Cleveland, OH, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Born in Colver, PA Degree from Scholl College Podiatric Medicine in 1988, (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) Chicago, IL Post Graduate – Associate Foot Clinic from Beloit, WI.
Born in Wanseon, OH Degree from Baylor College School of Medicine in 1997 in Houston, TX (M.D.), Internship and Residency - Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Family Practice, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, Degree from Queens University in 1973 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (M.D.), Internship and Residency – Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and isBoard Certified in Family Medicine.
Born in Louisville, KY Degree from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1985 in Lexington, KY (M.D.), Internship and Residency from Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, LA, Internship was in Medicine and Residency was in Diagnostic Radiology. She is Board Certified in Radiology.
Dr. Jason F. Tanner will be working as the 4th full-time physician in Adams Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department. He completed both his internship and residency with the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, and will join forces with Dr. Scott Smith, Dr. Nick Lazoff, and Dr. Cam Nelson effective to provide 24-hour-a-day emergency room coverage at the hospital.
Dr. Tanner graduated in 2011 from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Cupecoy, Sint Maarten. His residency program included work with surgical obstetrics patients as well.
Dr. Winters is originally from Columbus, Indiana and joined FWO in August 2012. He completed his undergraduate education at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN; masters degree from Purdue University; medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN; residency at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Fort Wayne, IN and at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI; and a fellowship at OrthoIndy in Indianapolis, IN.
Born in Detroit, MI, Degree from Wm. School College of Podiatric Medicine, in Chicago. Residency- Grandview Hospital, Ironwood, MI. Board certified in Podiatry. Dr. Worpell sees patients on Wednesdays in Adams Memorial Hospital’s Physician’s Office Building at 815 High Street in Decatur (Suite A). To schedule an appointment please call 260-416-0070.
Laura graduated with her Masters of Science degree in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program from Purdue University in December 2011. Laura received her Bachelors degree in Nursing from IPFW in May 2008 where she also received her Associates degree in Nursing and Registered Nurse License in 2003. She has a long history of providing nursing care in Decatur IN at Adams Memorial Hospital and St Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne IN as Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Nurse.
She is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center with additional training in dermatology. She is a member of the Coalition of Advanced Nurses of Indiana and National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. To schedule an appointment with Laura at our Decatur Clinic at Adams Memorial Hospital please call 1-888-567-3376 or 260-436-8000 and request to be seen in the Decatur Clinic, which is located at 815 High St. in Suite B in the Physician’s Office Building (Dr. Lee’s old space).
She looks forward to providing your future skin care needs.
Born in Decatur, IN -Attended the US Army Physician Assistant Program at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas. Brad works at the Stat Care clinic and also is a certified Pump Trainer at the Insulin Clinic. He resides in Decatur.
Born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania - Attended the University of Miami, and earned her BS degree in Nursing. She then moved to Fort Wayne Indiana and attended the University of Saint Francis to become a Nurse Practitioner. Felicia works with Dr. Tony Nigliazzo as a surgical NP. Felicia resides in Fort Wayne, IN.
Melissa Wood-Heller is a Certified Nurse Practitioner working in Adams Memorial Hospital’s Stat Care Clinic, Corporate Services Clinic, and Medicaid Clinic. Melissa attended Ball State University where she obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing, a Masters of Science in Nursing, and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has experience as an RN at St. Vincent Hospital’s Emergency Department in Indianapolis and St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Department in Ft. Wayne. She also served as a Paramedic at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, and a Flight Nurse/Paramedic for Lutheran Air in Ft. Wayne. Melissa also works as a Nurse Practitioner for Emergency Medicine of Indiana.
Melissa’s certifications include TNATC, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, ENPC, CPR, Hazmat 1st Responder Awareness, EMS-Paramedic, RN, and NP-C.
Born in Sunbury, PA -Attended the University of Evenasville and earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing. She then went on to St. Francis University in Fort Wayne, IN to become a Nurse Practitioner. Linda works for AMH in the Primary Care Clinic, Coprorate Medicine, and in Stat Care. Linda resides in Fort Wayne. Linda has been a Nurse Practitioner for 11 years: OBGYN for 2 years, ER for 2 years, and Workman’s Comp for 11 years!
Erin was born and raised in Decatur, IN. She attended Butler University and earned her Bachelor of Health Sciences and also her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Erin is currently working at Adams Memorial Orthopaedics and is Dr. David Coats’ Physician Assistant.