Six Providers Join Lutheran Health Physicians

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Nov. 18, 2020) – Lutheran Health Physicians recently welcomed six new providers, who specialize in the areas of neurointerventional surgery, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and family medicine.

Caitlin Adams, NP, Family Medicine

7938 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Caitlin Adams, NP, is a primary care nurse practitioner who provides preventive and chronic care for men, women and children of all ages. She also treats patients with various acute illnesses. Adams earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Huntington University and her master’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. She is a member of the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Northeast Indiana, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Michelle Garl, FNP-C, Family Medicine

107 W. Pickwick Dr., Suite A, Syracuse, IN 46567

Michelle Garl, FNP-C, is a certified family nurse practitioner providing preventive care services and treating patients with various chronic and acute illnesses at LHP’s Syracuse Walk-in Clinic. Garl earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from IUPUI and a master's degree through the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Ball State University in Muncie. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and the Coalition of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Indiana.

Jordan Goodwin, PA-C, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Jordan Goodwin, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant with LHP’s cardiovascular and thoracic surgery team who primarily assists physicians performing surgeries related to the heart, lungs and major blood vessels. Goodwin graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in cellular biology from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. He completed his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Bethel University in Tennessee, where he focused on interventional cardiology, inpatient cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. Goodwin is a member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Christopher Gullett, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Christopher Gullett, MD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon caring for patients requiring advanced cardiovascular and thoracic procedures. Dr. Gullett earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Center in Houston. While at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Dr. Gullett completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship, including an extra year focused on heart failure, cardiac transplant and mechanical assist devices. His training in Texas also included six months of surgical oncology training at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Gullett is a member of the Cooley Hands Society, Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Heart Failure Society of America.

Shelly Prichard, FNP, Family Medicine

605 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, IN 46962

Located in North Manchester, Shelly Prichard, FNP, is a primary care provider who cares for men, women and children of all ages. She provides preventive and chronic care, and also treats various acute illnesses. Prichard earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ball State University, her master’s degree in nursing education from the University of Phoenix and her family nurse practitioner certificate from Graceland University. 

Tyler Warnecke, PA-C, Neurointerventional Surgery

7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 120, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

As a member of LHP’s neurointerventional surgery team, Tyler Warnecke, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, assists surgeons with procedures related to brain aneurysms, head and neck bleeding, carotid stenosis or stroke. Warnecke earned his bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine technology with a minor in biology from the University of Findlay in Ohio. He later completed a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Warnecke is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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