Memorial Health Systems announced Wendy A. Dinkel, D.O. and Heather Bloesser, D.O. will be joining the Heartland Health Care Clinic in September
Dr. Wendy Dinkel
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Dr. Dinkel is currently at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, and will complete the Wesley Family Medicine Residency program in the summer of 2013.
Dr. Dinkel’s family medicine special interests include obstetrics, women’s health, and sports medicine.
Dr. Dinkel received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2010. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bethany College with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biology. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Dinkel says Abilene is attractive to her because it will allow her to practice in a small town, which is close to both her and her fiancé’s families.
“I have always had a passion for rural medicine, and growing up in rural Kansas, I knew the environment I wanted to practice in,” Dr. Dinkel said. “I am very passionate about Obstetrics and Women’s Health. The opportunity to be able to do these in Abilene was exactly what I was looking for.”
While a fourth-year medical student, Dr Dinkel performed her rural family medicine rotation at Heartland Health Care Clinic and became acquainted with the staff.
“I enjoyed working with the Heartland Health Care Clinic physicians and the medical staff,” she said. “With the new hospital, Abilene is definitely a place of medical growth that I am excited to be a part of.”
Dr. Dinkel and her fiancé, Ryan Conrade, plan to be married in the summer of 2013. Ryan is an insurance agent for Conrade Insurance Group in Newton.
Dr. Heather Bloesser
Dr. Bloesser is currently attending the Wesley Family Medicine Residency program through the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She will complete the residency in the summer of 2013.
Dr. Bloesser’s interests in family medicine include a special interest in obstetrics.
Dr. Bloesser received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2010. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from the Mid America Nazarene University, Olathe. Dr. Bloesser is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Christian Medical and Dental Associates.
According to Dr. Bloesser, she imagined being a physician in a small town while growing up, and she was looking for an opportunity to include obstetrics in her practice. The position at Heartland Health Care Clinic provides those opportunities.
“Everyone at the clinic and Memorial Health System has gone above and beyond in answering questions and making us feel welcome,” Dr. Bloesser said. “It is a great work environment, and it is exciting to have a new hospital and clinic to work in. I am anxious to get to know the patients and their families as well as become a part of the community.”
Dr. Bloesser grew up in this area and graduated from Chapman High School. It is important to her and her husband that their children experience growing up in a small community.
“I want my children to experience growing up in a community where you actually know who your neighbors are and what they look like, not just the car they drive,” she said.
She and her family are looking forward to moving closer to family.
Dr. Bloesser and her husband, Robert, have a son, Lukas, age four, who will start Kindergarten next fall. Their daughter, Maiah, is two years old.
Heartland Health Care Clinic, 1111 N. Brady, will announce details for a public reception to meet the new doctors at a later date.