Family Practice

Meet Our Family Practice Providers

James Steckelberg, M.D.
To make an appointment, call 402-269-2411.

What he finds most rewarding about caring for patients:
"The most rewarding aspect of my job is the relationships I have developed. Many of the patients I saw when I started in 2005, I still see today. Every time they are on my schedule I am reminded of all we have gone through, and I feel privileged to be able to walk with them through their health care journey."

What about Syracuse Area Health makes him smile?
"Thinking back on the relationships I have developed. I recently had a patient of many years that is moving out of the state. The last visit I had was very emotional knowing we would most likely never see each other again. Although many tears were shed, it was a moving moment and one that I will always cherish."

 


 

Kayla Heidinger, M.D.
To make an appointment, call 402-269-2411 for Syracuse Clinic or 402-267-5330 for the North Campus Clinic.

What she finds most rewarding about caring for patients:
"One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is when a patient trusts you enough to open up about a problem that has been bothering them for some time, maybe even years! Sometimes we come up with an ‘easy fix’, and other times all it takes is someone to listen to them to provide relief, and I love being that person for my patients."

What about Syracuse Area Health makes her smile?
"I always smile when I think about how welcoming everyone has been. My coworkers and patients alike have invited me into their communities with (socially-distanced) open arms and (masked) warm smiles!"

 

 


 

Randy Bain, DO, FAAFP (Now accepting patients!)
To make an appointment, call 402-269-2411.

What he finds most rewarding about caring for patients:
"I chose to become a DO because I identify with the holistic philosophy. I enjoy continuing to learn about how our complicated lives, minds and bodies interact to create dysfunction, and how I can help return a person to balance. Sometimes the benefits are immediate, and sometimes multiple sessions are needed, but OMT is one tool among many I use and am proud to offer. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, I practice both conventional medicine and OMT and can use both to treat patients of all ages."

What about Syracuse Area Health makes him smile?
"My family and I want a place where we can be part of a community and raise our kids. I grew up in rural Montana and feel most at home in that setting. The area and hospital are very welcoming."

 


 

Lindsey Elder, APRN
To make an appointment, call 402-267-5330 for the North Campus Clinic.

What she finds most rewarding about caring for patients:
"I find it rewarding when I see improvements in someone’s quality of life. I love helping people feel better. I really like to partner with my patients in taking charge of their healthcare. If I can, I offer patients multiple solutions to their healthcare concerns and then I really like them to make choices. This is their body; they know it best! I find it rewarding when my patients and I work together to improve or resolve a healthcare concern!"

What about Syracuse Area Health makes her smile?
"So many moments make me smile, it is difficult to choose just one! I get to take care of some really amazing people! My life has been touched by them!"

 


 

Molly Skomer, APRN
To make an appointment, call 402-269-2011.

What she finds most rewarding about caring for patients:
"I love building relationships and seeing my patients through their healthcare journey. Creating solutions together is so satisfying. I truly believe healthcare is a partnership but the patient is absolutely the driving force. I love to help my patients see their BEST potential and obtain their goals. Celebrating those victories together never gets old!"

What about Syracuse Area Health makes her smile?
"This past year I have met so many wonderful people—some for only minutes, others I’ve built relationships that I hope will last for many years. Being part of this community and helping the wonderful people who live here is so rewarding. It's never hard to come to work when you love what you do and the people you get to see!”

 


 

Jeri Spatz, PA-C
To make an appointment, call 402-269-2411 for Syracuse Clinic or 402-267-5330 for the North Campus Clinic.

What she finds most rewarding about caring for patients:
"Having a chance to see multiple members of the same family as patients and knowing that by better understanding each individual within a family, I can better tailor their health plans to meet their needs."

What about Syracuse Area Health makes her smile?
"Any time I can see kiddos! In my prior practice I only saw adult patients and so getting to see and interact with children is rewarding! I love hearing their stories and getting to know their personalities."