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Anthony Medical Center near capacity with addition of new providers

Family medicine and endocrinology part of expanded options southeast

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016) – New physicians and a nurse practitioner are now accepting new patients at St. Joseph Hospital’s Anthony Medical Center. Two family medicine physicians, an endocrinologist and a nurse practitioner in endocrinology recently joined Lutheran Health Physicians at the healthcare facility located in southeastern Fort Wayne.

Lily Kwatampora, MD, MPH, and Kanika Jaggi, MD, will be available for interviews at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Kwatampora’s office at Anthony Medical Center, 5717 S. Anthony Blvd. Each will discuss their specialties and their eagerness to work in this medically underserved area.

“The new physicians and NP help fill a void of accessible care to the city’s southeast side,” said Kenneth Jones, CEO, St. Joseph Hospital. “St. Joe continues to fulfill its mission to serve all communities, and we’re proud to expand services to residents in the communities we serve.”

Anthony Medical Center has long provided healthcare options for residents living or working in the southeastern part of Fort Wayne. Historically, St. Joe has maintained Lutheran Health Physicians providers at AMC. With the new arrivals, the facility is currently operating close to capacity.

Below is the list of all physicians and providers now practicing at Anthony Medical Center. New additions are marked with an asterisk and telephone number:

Endocrinology
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*Lily Kwatampora, MD, MPH, 260-425-2680
*Lori Bazur-Persing, NP, 260-425-2680
David Sorg, MD

Family Medicine
Dale Aeschliman, MD
*Ibad Farooqui, MD, 260-425-2690
*Kanika Jaggi, MD, 260-425-2690
Shelby Kenner, MD
Hector Perez, MD
Padmavathi Tummala, PA

Podiatry
Richard Hilker, DPM 

Built in 1964 with an addition in 1990, Anthony Medical Center houses eight physicians and two providers in addition to diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging. Super Shot also provides services at AMC.

“Dr. Jaggi, Dr. Kwatampora and I are delighted by the opportunity to serve this community,” said Ibad Farooqui, MD, Lutheran Health Physicians. “We strive for excellent care of not only individual patients, but of the overall population we serve. Anthony Medical Center is conveniently located with laboratory and radiology on site. Dr. Jaggi and I can provide primary care to patients of all ages and both genders, and having endocrinology on site means you can receive well-coordinated endocrinology and primary care all in one building.”

Kwatampora joined LHP in July after spending seven years in Texas where she most recently received training at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. While there, she completed a clinical and research fellowship through Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Kwatampora is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She maintains multiple professional affiliations including membership in the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Endocrine Society, the American Thyroid Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Kwatampora’s practice focuses on thyroid issues, however, she treats all endocrine and internal medicine-related conditions.

Loretta (Lori) Bazur-Persing, NP, joined LHP as a nurse practitioner in endocrinology in May 2010. Prior to joining LHP, she was a staff nurse at St. Joseph and Lutheran hospitals, and she was a home health and pediatric home health nurse.

Bazur-Persing is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana.

Jaggi joined LHP in August. Prior to joining LHP, she was a family and community medicine resident at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine. Jaggi received her bachelor's degree from the University of Windsor, Ontario, and her doctor of medicine degree from Saba University School of Medicine in the Dutch Caribbean. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Ibad Farooqui, MD, joined the family medicine team of LHP in August. Most recently, he served as chief resident for the family medicine residency at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine. Farooqui received his bachelor's degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, and his doctor of medicine degree from Saba University School of Medicine in the Dutch Caribbean. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

For more information about the newest physicians at AMC, visit stjoemedicalgroup.com.

Lutheran Health Physicians is an alliance of Lutheran Health Network-owned physician practices that includes Bluffton Medical Group, Dukes Medical Group, Kosciusko Medical Group, Lutheran Medical Group and St. Joseph Medical Group. Today, LHP consists of more than 200 providers who practice medicine at 80 regional locations. 


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