Indiana University South Bend Vera Z. Dwyer Hall
1960 Northside Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46615
After Hours: (888) 580-1060
Local Phone: (574) 307-7673
Fax: (574) 234-4706
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christine Hawkins – Family Nurse Practitioner
Christine Hawkins is a family nurse practitioner in South Bend. She is a graduate of the Valparaiso University Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Program. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse-Board Certified ANCC with over 15 years of experience in family practice. She is skilled in diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care with a strong focus on preventative medicine. Hawkins is a community health advocate and is involved with multiple organizations that serve the healthcare community.
Dr. Dawn Simala – Family Medicine
Dr. Simala earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purdue University and her doctorate from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at Michiana Community Hospital in South Bend. Dr. Simala is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and a honorary professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She has special interest in dermatology, diabetes care, and women’s health.
Michelle Streb – Family Nurse Practitioner
Michelle Streb attended Indiana University and Goshen University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters in Nursing, respectively. She holds an array of certifications and distinctions. With nearly 30 years of nursing experience, Michelle has joined HealthLinc’s team as a Nurse Practitioner.
Kristen Bessler – Clinical Pharmacist
Kristen Bessler is the Clinical Pharmacist at the HealthLinc Southeast and IUSB Medical locations. She completed her Post-Graduate Year 1 Community Pharmacy Residency training with HealthLinc and Purdue University. Kristen provides education to patients and helps in the patients and helps in the management of many chronic disease states, including but not limited to, diabetes, hypertension hyperlipidemia. She is a member of the Indiana Pharmacist Association, Association, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, and American Pharmacist Association.
Specialties: Medication Management, Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management