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.”
Bonnie has a long history in this community and joins the Heath Ministries Clinic after previously being employed at Via Christi Clinic, Newton. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Bonnie earned her nursing license at the Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh. She then went on to earn her ARNP and Masters of Education at Wichita State University.
“I feel deeply committed to this community appreciate the relationships I have been able to form. I’m grateful for the opportunity to once again focus on meeting the needs of the community.”
Ashley Weis is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She joins Health Ministries Clinic after previously being employed by the Via Christi Clinic in Newton.
Dr. Weis received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology through Pittsburg State University and her Master of Business administration in healthcare leadership at Rockhurst University. She received her doctor of osteopathic medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her internship at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Her residency was completed at Quincy Family Medicine Residency.
“The origin of the word “doctor” is the Latin word “docere” which means “to teach.” That’s how I view my job. I am here to teach you about your options in regards to your health and then we can make decisions as a team to lead you to the health that you want.”
Dr. Williams joined Health Ministries Clinic following his employment at the Via Christi Clinic, Newton. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Science, biology and chemistry, at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and his Medical Doctor degree at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. His residency in family practice was also completed at the Kansas University Medical Center.
“The part of medicine I enjoy the most is the relationships I develop with my patients. Family medicine is unique in this way, allowing for ongoing relationships with all members of the family, from newborns to great grandparents. These relationships enhance and improve my ability to help each individual navigate the often complex healthcare concerns for which they come seeking solutions.”
Dr. Nedich joined Health Ministries Clinic in January of 2015. Prior to that he was employed at Integrity Medicine, LLC, Newton, and the Medical Plaza in Hillsboro. Dr. Nedich is board certified in internal medicine and licensed by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.
Dr. Nedich completed his bachelor of science degree in biology at Avila University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. His internal medicine residency was completed at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.
“Medicine is the vehicle I use to help demonstrate Christ’s love for the world because, frankly, nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. It is my honor and good fortune to practice at a facility that shares this vision.”
Following several years of serving as a volunteer, Dr. Fruechting has been on staff as a pediatrician at Health Ministries since July 2006. She is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Pediatrics. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University and her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was completed at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
“I have a deep love for children. I appreciate having an opportunity to work in a setting that allows me to live out my faith in a practical and helpful way.”
Tiffany has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years. She began her journey in high school as a CNA, then through college she worked on the trauma/surgery floor at Wesley Medical, and after college she worked as a charge nurse at a local community mental health center. Her prior APRN experience includes working in a large federally qualified health center in Wichita, Kansas.
Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Wichita State University. Tiffany received her post-masters in psychiatry from the University of New Hampshire and is board certified in family practice and psychiatric-mental health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
“I believe strongly in helping give my patients the information they need so that they can make informed decisions and take responsibility for the choices that impact their health. I love working in a Community Health Center and feel proud about the quality of services we provide”.