Medical and Behavioral Health Professionals

Our board certified physicians and nurse practitioners practice together to provide a broad range of health care services. Our personal, comprehensive approach to family health care ensures you and your family’s medical needs are met, and your expectations are exceeded.

Amanda Bierman, M.D. Pediatrics

Dr. Amanda Bierman is a board certified pediatrician. She joined Family Care Associates in August 2011. Dr. Bierman graduated from the University of Illinois college of Medicine in 2008 and completed her residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Board Certification in Pediatrics
State of License: Illinois

2004 - University of Illinois
B.A. Science Biology

2008 - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical Doctorate (MD)

2008-2011 - Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency Pediatrics

Pediatrics
Asthma Management

Jeffrey Brummer, D.O. Family Practice

Dr. Jeffrey Brummer joined our practice in August 2005. He is board certified in Family Practice and has special interest in family medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Brummer graduated from Des Moines University in 2002 and completed the Residency program at Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine Residency at Des Moines. Dr. Brummer also serves as the Medical Director of the St. Anthony's Memorial Wound Center and HSHS Hospice Program.

Board Certified in Family Practice
State of License: Illinois

1997 Quincy University
BS Biological Sciences

2002 Des Moines University
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

2002-2005 Iowa Lutheran Family
Medicine Residency

Office Procedures
Pediatrics
Wound Care

Jeffrey Crowell, M.D. Family Practice

Dr. Jeffrey Crowell joined our practice in 2002. He is board certified in Family Practice and has special interest in sports medicine, vasectomies, and office procedures. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1996 and did his Family Practice residency in Georgia from 1996-1999 at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Board Certified in Family Practice
State of License: Illinois

1984 - 1988 Colgate University Hamilton, New York
B.A. Political Science

1992 - 1996 West Virginia University School of Medicine
Medical Doctorate (MD)

1996 - 1999 Dwight David Eisenhower
Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon Georgia
Family Practice Residency

Vasectomies & Office Procedures
Sports Medicine

Thomas Heischmidt, M.D. Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Thomas Heischmidt joined Family Care Associates in 1999. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and has a special interest in pediatrics, geriatric care, wound care, and diabetes. He attended Eastern Illinois University and the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Peoria at Saint Francis Medical Center where he graduated in 1995. He completed the Residency program at the U of I College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Heischmidt also serves on the medical staff at St. Anthony's Memorial Wound Center.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine
State of License: Illinois

1987 - 1994 Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL
B.S. Zoology

1991 - 1995 University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria, IL
Medical Doctorate (MD)

1995 - 1999 University of Illinois College of Medicine at St. Francis Medical Center - Peoria, IL
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency

Diabetes
Geriatrics
Pediatric Care
Wound Care

Dot Behrns, Family Nurse Practitioner

Dorothy (Dot) Behrns, APN-FNP joined our practice in 2000. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in weight loss management, womens health, and health promotion. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Nurse Practitioner Program and received her nursing degree from St. Johns School of Nursing in Springfield.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

1977-St. John's School of Nursing
Springfield, IL

1986-Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Bachelor of Science Degree

1994-University of Illinois
Master of Science Degree Nurse Practitioner

Children
Women's Health
Health Promotion
Weight loss management

Richelle Volk, Family Nurse Practitioner

Richelle Dillon, APN-FNP joined Family Care Associates in early 2014 and is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in diabetes education, pediatrics, women's health, and preventative medicine. Richelle is a graduate of the St. Louis University College of Nursing program and holds a Master's of Science in Nursing.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

2009 - Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2012- St. Louis University College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Pediatrics
Women's Health
Diabetes Education
Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Across the Life Span

Candi Estes, Family Nurse Practitioner

Candi LeDuc, APN-FNP joined Family Care Associates in December 2014. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in preventative medicine and health promotion. Candi holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
 

2008- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2013- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Master of Science in Nursing

Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Across the Life Span

Katie Roedl, Family Nurse Practitioner

Katie Roedl, APN-FNP joined Family Care in February 2015. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in pediatrics, womens health, disease prevention, and health promotion. Katie is a long-time employee of Family Care, serving as an RN for nearly seven years before completing Indiana State University's Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

2007- Illinois State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2014- Indiana State University
Master of Science in Nursing

Pediatrics
Women's Health
Disease Prevention
Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Courtney Miller, Family Nurse Practitioner

Courtney Miller, APN-FNP joined Family Care Associates in October 2015. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in women's health, pediatrics, and health promotion. Courtney holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

2003- Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2015- University of Southern Indiana
Master of Science in Nursing

Women's Health
Pediatrics
Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Across the Life Span

Lori Johnson, Family Nurse Practitioner

Lori Johnson, DNP-FNP joined Family Care Associates in Fall 2015. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and specializes in pediatrics, women's health, preventative medicine, and chronic illness. Lori obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Maryville University and her Master's in Nursing from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

1997- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

1998- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Master of Science in Nursing

2018-Maryville University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Women's Health
Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Across the Lifespan
Pediatrics
Chronic Illness (example: hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia)

Sarah Vaughn, Family Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Vaughn, APN-FNP joined Family Care Associates in September 2017. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in pediatrics, disease prevention, and health promotion. Sarah holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

2008- St. John's College of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2017- University of Southern Indiana
Master of Science in Nursing

Pediatrics
Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Across the Life Span

Beth Schumacher, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Beth Schumacher, CPNP joined Family Care Associates in February 2019. She is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner that specializes in child development and asthma. Beth previously served as a Medical Assistant and RN at Family Care Associates before completing the Nurse Practitioner program at Maryville University St. Louis.

Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

2013 - Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2018 - Maryville University-St. Louis
Master of Science in Nursing

Child Development
Asthma

Kimberly Pruemer, Family Nurse Practitioner

In March 2022, Kimberly Pruemer joined Family Care Associates as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her special interests include women's health and pediatrics. Kimberly obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

2016-Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

2022-Chamberlain University
Master of Science in Nursing

Women's Health
Pediatrics

Alex Niebrugge, Family Nurse Practitioner

In June of 2022 Alex Niebrugge DNP-FNP joined Family Care Associates as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. His areas of special interest include men's health and procedures. Alex received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

2017-Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2022-Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Men's Health
Procedures

Melissa Semple, Doctor of Psychology/Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Melissa Semple, PsyD is a board certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She joined Family Care in March of 2020. Melissa obtained a Bachelor’s in Science from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She completed her Masters and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy in Chicago.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Autism Play Specialist Certification
Trauma Therapy Certificate

2007-Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in psychology

2010-Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

2012-American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Person-Centered Therapies
Diagnostics in Children and Adults
Autistic Disorders
Behavior Issues in Children
Bi-Polar Disorder

Rebecca Holkenbrink, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Rebecca Holkenbrink, LCPC joined Family Care Associates in May 2020. She is a board certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Rebecca graduated in 2013 from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's of Arts and then in 2016 with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Board Certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Board Certified Licensed Professional Educator, School Counselor

2013- Eastern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

2016-Eastern Illinois University
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

2017- Eastern Illinois University
Master Certification in School Counseling

Marriage and Family Therapy
Child Development
Person-Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Kari Thompson, Registered Play Therapist/Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In August of 2020, Kari Thompson joined Family Care Associates as a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Kari graduated in 2000 from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and then in 2005 with a Master of Science in School Counseling.

Board Certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor
Autism Play Specialist Certification
School Counselor
Special Education Teacher

2000- Eastern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science in Special Education

2005-Eastern Illinois University
Master of Science in School Counseling

Play Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Behavior Issues in Children
School related issues for children, adolescents and teens

Jennifer Tinsley, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Tinsley joined Family Care as a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in May 2021. Jennifer received her Masters Degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University in 2017. In 2020, Jennifer obtained her Masters Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health.

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

2014 - Chamberlain University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2017 - Chamberlain University
Master of Science in Nursing

2020
Masters Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health

Psychiatric Medication Management
ADHD and Behavior Medication Management
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Person-Centered Therapy

Morgan Probst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Morgan Probst, LCSW joined Family Care in February 2022. Morgan graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign in 2014 with a Bachelor in Social Work and in 2015 with a Master in Social Work.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certificate for Crisis Intervention for Group and Individuals

2014- University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
Bachelor of Social Work

2015- University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
Master of Social Work

Perinatal Mental Health
Child Welfare related issues
Adoptions
Crisis Intervention
Motivational Interviewing
Children, Adolescents, Teens and Young Adults therapy

Phone: (217)342-7000
Fax: (217)342-7002

  • Mon-Thurs: 7am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 7am- 5pm
  • Sat: 8am - 10:30am