DirectClinic Team

Kathleen D. Childers, RN — Physician & Medical Director in Fort Wayne, IN

Kathleen D. Childers, RN

Nursing Supervisor / Health & Wellness Coach
Over 20 years of nursing and supervisory experience. Comprehensive knowledge of direct patient care, nursing procedures, healthcare administration policies, and caseload management.

Possesses excellent coaching skills with the ability to make complex information understandable to patients and families. As a Health Coach Kathleen said she found her niche because this kind of Nursing proved to be very unique and accomplishing.

Before joining DirectClinic Kathleen served as;
Office Nurse at Neighborhood Health Clinics, Fort Wayne.
Charge Nurse/Clinical Nurse at Rehab Hospital of Fort Wayne.
Patient Care Manager/Clinical Nurse at Methodist Hospital of Indiana.
Kathleen graduated from Purdue University School of Nursing.
Cheryl Gratz — Business Relations in Fort Wayne, IN

Cheryl Gratz

Business Relations
Over 25 years experience in mental health care.

Managed mental health care services’ daily operations and clinical counseling staff for 70 companies in Northeastern Indiana.

Initiated, developed and maintained 70 contracts for Employee and Student Assistance Programs for companies, community agencies , universities and school corporations throughout Northeastern Indiana

Directed and facilitated debriefings for Critical Incident Events as they occurred in Northeastern Indiana

Attended University of Louisville and University of St Francis, Obtained Masters in Science Social Work.
Amy Howard — Nurse Practitioner in Fort Wayne, IN

Amy Howard

Nurse practitioner & Director
Over 16 years’ as a healthcare professional. Experience includes critical care and family practice background with a focus on improving the quality of care through enhanced health promotion, disease prevention, chronic disease management, and health education.

Worked for American Health Network as Family Nurse Practitioner..

Employed by Marion General Hospital, Marion IN, as Family Nurse Practitioner. Served as preceptor to both nurse practitioner and physician assistant students.

Served as a Clinical Supervisor for nurse practitioner students at Ball State University.

Masters of Science in Nursing from Ball State University, Muncie Indiana

Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse.
Dr. Heidi K. Lang, D.O. — Business Relations in Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Heidi K. Lang, D.O.

Physician – Internal Medicine
Dr. Lang’s passion for innovation in primary care has led her to DirectClinic. She believes in a holistic approach and is excited to work with patients on how to live healthier lives.

Completed Internal Medicine Residency 1989
American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine 1997
Served as Medical Director: Rehab Hospital of Fort Wayne
Served as Hospitalist: Lutheran Medical Group
Served as Internist: Lutheran Medical Group
Private practice Internist in Coldwater, Michigan
20 + years supervision participation in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehab of inpatients and outpatients.
Lutheran Hospital Peer Review Committee
Attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York
Received Bachelor of Science Biology Degree from University of Notre Dame
Dr. Kent Lehman — Physician & Medical Director in Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Kent Lehman, MD

Physician & Medical Director
Board certified primary care physician servicing Adams County since 1998.

Founder of Adams County Family Physicians. Converted traditional Primary Care office into an employer based direct primary care provider organization.

Served as Medical Director: Adams Heritage Nursing Facility

Served as Medical Director: Swiss Village Retirement Community

Completed Family Residency Fort Wayne, Indiana Medical Education

Attended Indiana University School of Medicine

Received Bachelor of Arts from Wabash College

Laura Schutte — Business Relations in Fort Wayne, IN

Laura Schutte

Patient care Specialist
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Dr. Baerbel Stumpf — Physician in Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Baerbel Stumpf, MD

Board certified primary care physician since 1989.

Contracted as Family Medicine Physician Caylor-Nickel Clinic, Bluffton Indiana.

Served as preceptor for Family Practice Residency Program Midland Michigan.

Worked as Urgent Care Physician,, Midland Physicians Med Center, Midland Michigan.

Completed Family Practice Residency Program Saint Joseph Medical Center, South Bend , Indiana.

Certified by the Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates

Graduated Heidelberg University Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany
Greg Roebel — Wellness Coach in Fort Wayne, IN

Greg Roebel

VP Business Development

Direct Imaging Team

Robin Elkins-Martin — Ultrasound Technologist in Fort Wayne, IN

Robin Elkins-Martin

Ultrasound Technologist
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Gale Evinger — MRI and X-ray Technologist in Fort Wayne, IN

Gale Evinger, R.T.(R)(M)(MR)

MRI and X-ray Technologist
  • 30+ years as Radiology Imaging professional.

  • Experience in MRI, diagnostic x-ray, mammography, and CT.

  • Former Staff Technologist for St. Joseph Hospital in Diagnostic X-ray, Mammography and MRI

  • MRI Technologist for Summit Radiology

  • Operations Manager and MRI Technologist at MD Imaging.

  • Registered in x-ray, mammography, and MRI with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Member of American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
Danielle Hetrick — CT, X-ray and MRI Technologist in Fort Wayne, IN

Danielle Hetrick, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)

CT, X-ray and MRI Technologist
  • 12+ years of experience in both fast-paced hospital and outpatient clinical imaging settings.
  • Seasoned professional who understands the dynamics of medical imaging.
  • A multi-modality technologist - CT, MRI and X-ray
  • Lead PACS and RIS specialist
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certified in X-ray, CT and MR
  • Associate of Science in Radiography from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Amanda Klingenberger — MRI, CT and X-ray Technologist in Fort Wayne, IN

Amanda Klingenberger BS, R.T.(R)(MR)

MRI, CT and X-ray Technologist
  • 20+ years’ experience in healthcare and medical imaging field
  • Specializing in multiple modalities such as X-ray, CT and MRI at Direct Imaging.
  • Participates in marketing to area physician groups and lead generation.
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered in Diagnostic Radiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
  • Bachelor of Science from Huntington University in Not for Profit Leadership; Associate of Science from Lutheran College in Radiologic Technology.
RClaire Stull — Ultrasound Technologist in Fort Wayne, IN

Claire Stull

Ultrasound Technologist
20+ years working in the Radiology field mostly at Summit Radiology as a PET/Processing Lab Technologist and the dedicated Ultrasound Technologist.

Experienced in Interventional Radiology and Cardiac Catherization Lab, CT and Ultrasound.

Affiliated with ARDMS, ARRT, AIUM and Indiana State Radiologic License.

BS of Communications from Ball State University and AS of Radiologic Technology from St. Francis College.


DirectCare Team

Sudhakar Krishnan — President & CEO in Fort Wayne, IN

Sudhakar Krishnan

President & CEO
20+ years experience with J.P. Morgan Chase and PNC Investments and Star Energy Holdings in the field of investment and management, as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Investments, Financial Advisor and Investment banker.

In each of his executive positions, besides P&L responsibilities and budget control, Sudhakar has been the primary interface between the Management Company and the Fund’s Investment Committee.

Responsible for the company assets on hand and future investments. He has been the prophet of the future planning for the company by telling if it is a good time to invest or tighten the reigns.

Served as President for two start-up ventures, which he successfully negotiated resulting in very profitable acquisitions or mergers: Finance & Business Administration degree-University of Madras, India.

Robert Nicholson — General Counsel and Advisor in Fort Wayne, IN

Robert Nicholson

General Counsel and Advisor
Bob is a partner at Carson Boxberger, LLC a leading law firm in Fort Wayne, IN

In addition to his law practice, Bob is an owner in two local businesses.

Bob is passionate about all aspects of business. His experience as a business owner serves as a guide for practical and creative advice for his clients.

Bob received his BA (Latin) from Baylor University and his J.D. (cum laude) from Texas Tech University School of Law. In addition, Bob received an LL.M in Banking Law from Boston University School of Law and an LL.M in Taxation (with Distinction) from the Georgetown University Law Center.