Lisa has a blended practice that incorporates both Family Practice and Psychiatric care.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Kansas Wesleyan in 2007 and her Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from Ft. Hays University in 2014. Additionally, after spending 7 years as an APRN in a family practice setting, she continued her education to obtain her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Liberty University. Lisa is Board Certified in Family Practice by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and for Psychiatric Mental Health board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
“I was drawn to work at a clinic that valued treating the whole person. I love being able to work in a setting that allows me to seamlessly treat both the mind and the body. In addition, I love the small town feel of this community and am honored to be able to serve.”
Elizabeth has a longstanding history of commitment and service to the Newton and Harvey County community. She previously worked at Via Christi Clinic in Newton as well as other area clinics prior to joining Health Ministries.
She began in the healthcare field as a Registered Nurse earning her Associates Degree at Butler Community College. She worked at Wesley Medical Center as an RN prior to completing the Physician Assistant program at Wichita State University. She is board certified by the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants.
“I am honored and grateful to continue my journey as a healthcare provider at Health Ministries Clinic. I treasure the faith-based focus of medicine and seek to provide excellent medical care with an emphasis on the physical, psychological, and spiritual/emotional needs of each individual. It is a privilege to be entrusted with your health care.”
Dr. Nisly graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her residency with UKSM-Wesley Family Medicine. She later worked at United Methodist Urban Ministries (GraceMed) in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Nisly then went on to establish and serve at a clinic in rural El Salvador for 28 years. This clinic specialized in serving the rural poor citizens following a civil war which transitioned into common crime and then into gang warfare.
“One of the great privileges of especially faith-based medicine is that many patients trust us with deep relationship. I hope to honor that trust with integrity of medical decision-making, interpersonal honor, and humility.”
Dr. Lanza studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. After graduating and completing his residency through USAF Scott Medical Center, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Dr. Lanza practiced medicine both abroad and throughout the United States as a family physician and also as an ER physician. He has spent the last 14 years practicing as a family physician at Alyeska Family Medicine, Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska.
“I believe that I was called to be a physician from a very early age. I was specifically drawn to family medicine because I would be able to take care of patients of all ages and build long lasting relationships. I look forward to practicing at HMC because it is an environment where I
can take care of the whole person, body, mind and spirit.”
Dawn’s clinical background includes work in both urgent and acute care settings. Her professional interests lie in providing comprehensive family medicine.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Wichita State University and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner and licensed in the state of Kansas as a Nurse Practitioner.
“I feel connected with the heart of family practice and primary care. I value being able to establish a relationship with my patients and provide continuity of care. In addition, I feel privileged to be a part of the Health Ministries Clinic family and work in a setting that aligns with my faith and my passion.”
Jill has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for over 20 years. She joined Health Ministries Clinic after previously being employed by Via Christi Clinic-Newton.
Jill earned her Masters of Science in Nursing degree at Wichita State University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Bethel College. She is board certified in pediatrics by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
“I am happy to be providing care to the children and families in Newton, where I grew up and am raising my own daughters. I am privileged to watch my patients grow in so many ways, and later become empowered to make healthy choices on their own. I love pediatrics because of the fun and creative ways we can connect with our patients, both in the office and in the community.”
Dr. Luinstra is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Before joining Health Ministries, he was employed by Via Christi, Newton.
Dr. Luinstra completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency in Family Medicine was completed at St. Joseph Family Practice Residency program in Wichita, KS.
“My faith is central to how I try and live my life. A favorite verse of mine is Jeremiah 29:11; ‘For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.’”
Dr. Ricardo Patron is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has cared for the children of Newton and the surrounding area since 1991 when he joined the original Bethel Clinic following the completion of his pediatric residency. Dr. Patron joins Health Ministries Clinic after previously practicing with the Wichita Clinic and the Via Christi Clinic, both in Newton.
Dr. Patron earned a B.A. in Life Sciences at Kansas State University and his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Kansas. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
“I truly enjoy working with my patients and their families. I am grateful that I have been able to follow in the footsteps of my parents, who were both physicians. Like my mom, Dr. Leyte Patron, a dedicated pediatrician, I am committed to providing compassionate medical care while also educating and training parents to care for the whole child – body, mind and spirit.”
Dr. Teck joins Health Ministries Clinic after previously being employed by Via Christi Clinic in Newton. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Teck earned his Bachelor of general studies with an emphasis in chemistry from Wichita State University and his Doctor of Osteopathy degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He is also fluent in Spanish.
“I feel privileged by patients entrusting me with their health concerns. The ability of a community to prosper and grow is interconnected to the health of its citizenry. With that in mind, I strongly believe everyone should have access to basic healthcare services. Often, I am surprised by the human body’s resilience to disease and ability to recover from illness. My role as a healthcare provider is identifying opportunities to preserve, maintain and improve patient’s health.”