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Monday, May 20, 2013

New family medicine residents ready for rounding at Franciscan St. Francis Health

INDIANAPOLIS -- Newly minted physicians will begin honing their skills in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Franciscan St. Francis Health on July 1.

The 36-month program launches the start of their family medicine careers. Residents practice out of the hospital’s Family Medicine Center in Indianapolis, where they see patients of all ages and incomes. They also provide care for expectant mothers and deliver babies for many of these patients at the hospital’s Indianapolis campus.

The incoming class includes Amy Hale, MD; Michael Mooney, MD; Kami Smith, MD; and Tony Zabel, MD, from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Also joining the group are Phil Blaney, MD (University of Utah); Christine Brentrup, MD (University of North Dakota); and Cecelia Capes, MD (American University of the Caribbean).

“All of these first-year residents came from our very top candidates,” said Richard Feldman, MD, family medicine residency director. “This was a great recruiting effort in a competitive environment, and we believe it will prove to be one of the finest classes in our program’s 40-year history.”

Nearly 220 physicians have completed their residencies at Franciscan St. Francis since the program began, most choosing to remain in Indiana to establish family medicine practices.