1708 High St.
South Bend, IN 46613
Toll Free: (888) 580-1060
After Hours: (888) 580-1060
Local Phone: (574) 406-6180
Fax: (574) 232-9550
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Dawn Simala – Physician
Site Medical Director
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.
Patricia Corbett – Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Patricia Corbett earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bethel College and her Obstetric-Gynecologic Nurse Practitioner Certification from Indiana University. With more than 40 years of experience in health care, she has a special interest in women’s health and obstetrical care.
Milcah Gichuru – Family Nurse Practitioner
Milcah Gichuru, FNP, is a family nurse practitioner at HealthLinc’s Southeast Clinic. With over 600 hours of clinical rotation in the areas of family health, adult and geriatrics, pediatrics, and women’s health, Milcah provides comprehensive care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Milcah’s Family Nurse Practitioner Master’s degree was completed at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with undergraduate studies at Indiana University. In addition to practicing at HealthLinc, Milcah is an RN on staff at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka.
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 management of many chronic disease states, including but not limited to, diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. She is a member of the Indiana Pharmacist Association, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists and American Pharmacist Association.
Specialties: Medication Management, Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management