New physician joins hospital

    Dr. Kathleen Heimann joined the staff of Adams Memorial (AMH) Hospital this week and is partnering with Drs. Crystal Jencks and Jessamine Hippensteel in their Decatur Family Medicine practice.
    Heimann is currently accepting new patients to the Decatur Family Medicine group as well as obstetric patients. A hospital spokesperson 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 bachelor's degrees in neurophysiology and 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.
    Heimann also recently completed her family practice residency with the Fort Wayne Medical Education program. During that program, she 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.
    Heimann said 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 Heimann, patients may call 728-3843.