1001 N. Sturdy Rd.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Toll Free: (888) 580-1060
After Hours: (888) 580-1060
Local Phone: (219) 462-7173
Fax: (219) 462-7504
Medical Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dental Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Jennifer Maya – Family Medicine
Site Medical Director
Dr. Jennifer Maya is a family medicine physician in the Valparaiso clinic where she also serves as Site Medical Director. She served as chief resident and completed the International Health Track while in residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, IN. Dr. Maya is an active member of several professional associations including the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA). She has held leadership roles and received many honors and awards for her service. Dr. Maya is fluent in English and Spanish.
Specialties: Family Practice, Well-Child Checks and Immunizations, Senior Health
Dr. Amanda Mathews – Family Medicine
Assistant Site Medical Director
Dr. Amanda Mathews is dedicated to working with underserved communities and improving health disparities. She strives to improve the physical health of patients with chronic mental illness. In addition, Dr. Mathews acquired training and is part of a team working with pharmacists to treat Hepatitis C. Her goal is to build relationships with her patients and work towards better health together. Dr. Mathews is also passionate about teaching and developing other health professionals. She currently works with the nurse practitioner residency program at HealthLinc.
Specialties: Hep C Treatment, Integration of Medical Care and Mental Health Care
Karen Cercone – Family Nurse Practitioner
Kari Evans – Family Nurse Practitioner
Kari Evans is a highly skilled and dedicated family nurse practitioner. She has over 25 years of extensive nursing experience in emergency, critical care, and education. In addition, she works with the HealthLinc Residency Program. Kari holds several professional certifications including emergency nurse certification, ENPC, TNCC, and ACLS.
Specialties: Past Provider and Instructor of Pediatric Core Course (ENPC) & Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Preceptor of Family Nurse Practitioner Students
Dr. Keith Gingerich – Family Medicine
Dr. Gingerich is a family medicine physician in Valparaiso. He graduated from Valparaiso University and received his M.D. from Indiana School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include senior health and Medicare. He is experienced in family practice and emergency medicine. Dr. Gingerich has served as a volunteer board member for many organizations, such as the United Way of Porter County and the Christian Community Action of Porter County. He has served the Valparaiso community for over 20 years.
Monica Gomez – Family Nurse Practitioner Resident
Monica is dedicated to providing every patient with exceptional care and improving health outcomes to better her patient’s lives. She works with the patient to determine the best individualized treatment plan. To her, it is important to treat the whole patient and address all of their needs and concerns.
Specialties: Women’s Health and Diabetes Education
Asha Koshy – Family Nurse Practitioner
Asha Koshy is a HealthLinc family nurse practitioner in the Valparaiso clinic. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University and obtained a Bachelor Degree from San Jose State University, where she was a Resident Advisor. Koshy is a lactation-education counselor and is passionate about pediatric medicine.
Jeremy Michaelis – Family Nurse Practitioner Resident
Jeremy’s practice focuses on building a positive relationship with everyone he serves. He partners with his patients to establish trust while providing evidence-based care. Jeremy is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with 5+ years of ICU experience. Prior to Jeremy’s nursing career, he was a touring singer/songwriter, visiting most of the United States. Originally from Canada, Jeremy now calls Northwest Indiana his home along with his wife and three sons.
Specialties: Geriatrics, Preventative Care, and Immunizations
Dr. Reem Mohammed – Podiatry
Lisa Nelson – Family Nurse Practitioner
Lisa Nelson is an experienced family nurse practitioner in the Valparaiso clinic. She specializes in the holistic treatment of acute and chronic health problems. Lisa has a deep interest in the areas of health and wellness with an emphasis on improving health outcomes through a multidimensional approach. She has an interest in educating future Nurse Practitioners and patients to meet their goals.
Specialties: Wellness, Women/Children, Mental Health, Obesity
Dr. Leah Osorio – Family Medicine
Leah Osorio is a family medicine physician at the Valparaiso Clinic. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (Summa Cum Laude with Distinction) and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Osorio did her residency at United Family Medicine in Minnesota where she was also Chief Resident. She has also completed the United Family Medicine Fourth Year of Mastery program in integrative medicine and development of group care model for diabetes management.
Dr. William Roman – Podiatry
Dr. William Roman is a board certified podiatrist with more than 15 years of experience. He offers in-office appointments at HealthLinc for such conditions as planter fasciitis, foot and ankle injuries, nerve and wound care, and orthopedic fittings. Dr. Roman specializes in podiatric surgery and is affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.
Specialties: Diabetic Foot Care, Fungal Infections and Warts, Bunions and Ingrown Toenails, Corns and Calluses, Plantar Fasciitis
Alexander Tokarski – Family Nurse Practitioner
Lynn Thoma – Clinical Pharmacist
Lynn is a clinical pharmacist as well as the director for the HealthLinc Pharmacy Residency Program. She is a graduate of the Purdue University Pharmacy Program and is a sought after lecturer on topics involving community pharmacy and diabetes education. Lynn is an active member of many community and professional organizations.
Dr. Isaac Zeckel – Chief Dental Officer
Isaac Zeckel, MS, DDS, graduated from Indiana University with a Master’s of Science in Cellular and Integrative Physiology in 2005 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2011. While attending Indiana University, he researched new methods of identifying and classifying caries and developed an electronic training program that is used to teach early caries detection for dental students. Since graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Zeckel has been caring for the oral health needs of HealthLinc patients as a full-time staff dentist. In May 2014, Dr. Zeckel accepted the Dental Director position at HealthLinc and has since been promoted to Chief Dental Officer due to the growth in his department. He strives to continue expanding and improving the dental care patients at HealthLinc receive.
Dr. Brittanie Patel – Dentist
Dr. Dean Webb – Dentist
Dean A. Webb, DDS, is a dentist with HealthLinc. Upon completing his Bachelor’s of Science at Valparaiso University, he graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with his DDS. He worked in the Emergency Department and Oral Surgery at the University of Michigan during breaks. He also served as a Dental Anatomy Instructor, a MiDent Instructor, and with the Check-Up Clinic while at the University of Michigan.
Melissa Johannsen – Dental Hygienist
Julie Sausman – Dental Hygienist
Dr. Michael Roach – Optometrist
Dr. Michael Roach has over 28 years of clinical experience in comprehensive optometric eye care. Using the latest technology and diagnostic equipment including retinal photography, he provides precise eyeglass prescriptions and manages issues of the eye including diabetes, dry eye, and eye infections. Dr. Roach also specializes in evaluation of the eye for age related degeneration, cataracts, and visual needs for school aged children.
Specialties: Comprehensive Eye Care, Diabetic Eye Care, Eye Infections
Nicole Musenja– Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wittenberg University and has a master’s degree in counseling psychology/mental health counseling. She believes that a little caring goes a long way when people feel invisible and that it is imperative to give a voice to the voiceless in order to get them the care they need, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race and gender. As a behavioral health consultant, Nicole’s role is to offer a safe emotional environment for patients to feel comfortable in expressing their emotions as they work through their medical challenges.
Specialties: Adolescents, Underserved Populations and Active and Retired Military Personnel