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Friday, May 20, 2016

New class of residents to begin training in Family Medicine program

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – A new class of eight physicians have been selected to be a part of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Franciscan St. Francis Health on July 1.

The program lasts 36 months and will launch the Residents’ careers in Family Medicine. They will practice out of the Franciscan St. Francis Family Medicine Center in Indianapolis, and they will see a variety of patients across all age groups and income levels. One of their more specific responsibilities will be providing care for expectant mothers and eventually delivering babies for the same patients at the Indianapolis hospital campus.
                                                                                                            The new residents are: Mary Beth Barnett, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine; Carly Carvell, MD, IU School of Medicine; Katherine Crichfield, DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences; Meredith Larson, MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; Itoro Okpokho, MD, IU School of Medicine; Joseph Richardville, MD, IU School of Medicine; Melanie Stevens, MD, IU School of Medicine; Jillian Westerhausen, DO, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Throughout the program, the residents – seven of whom are native Hoosiers – will have the opportunity to work closely with fellow physicians, patients and Richard Feldman, MD, Family Medicine Residency Director.

Nearly 238 physicians have completed their residencies at Franciscan St. Francis since the program began 45 years ago. Many of the residents choose to stay in Indiana after the program to establish family medicine practices.