Dr. Saathoff was born and raised on a dairy farm near Naponee, NE in south central Nebraska. He attended Franklin Public Schools graduating in 1984. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in biology graduating with high honors. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Nebraska graduating with honors and named to the medical honors society of Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center winning the Rico award.
Dr. Saathoff is board certified in family medicine from the American Academy of Family Practice. He is on staff at all Lincoln hospitals. He began his practice in Lincoln in 1995 at the 7th and Superior site and became Superior Street Family Physicians in 1999. In December of 2006 he moved to our present location as Fallbrook Family Health Center.
Dr. Saathoff's medical interests include diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, preventative medicine, migraines and sports medicine. He is a recognized speaker on topics as diverse as migraines, hypertension, diabetes and arthritis/pain management.
Dr. Saathoff is married with two daughters. His personal interests include martial arts and he has mastered a sixth-degree black belt in Karate.
Dr. Brinkhoff is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Art History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
During her undergraduate training she studied film at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She received her medical degree in 2004 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and completed residency training at the Lincoln Family Medicine Program in 2007. She is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. She is on staff at all Lincoln hospitals.
She is married with three children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as visiting art museums and traveling.
Amy Arndt is a native Lincolnite, graduating from Lincoln High School. She graduated from nursing school in 1994 from Southeast Community College and began working as a registered nurse on the orthopedic and physical rehabilitation unit at Lincoln General Hospital. She worked there for eight years as an RN and at the same time completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Nebraska Wesleyan and Masters in Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
In May of 2016, she completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at University of Missouri-Kansas City. She became a family nurse practitioner in 2003 and has worked in the same role at Fallbrook Family Health Center since that time. Her professional passions include mental health, diabetes care, women’s health and contraception, and transgender patient care. She is also committed to a quality precepting experience for nurse practioner students and has precepted for them regularly since 2004.
She has been active in the Nebraska Nurse Practitioners with planning the state conferences and leading the local Lincoln Nurse Practitioner Journal Club. She is married with three boys and in her spare time enjoys reading and traveling.
Miranda Kliment was raised near Ceresco, Nebraska on her family farm. She graduated from BryanLGH College of Health Sciences School of Nursing in 2004 with her diploma in Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nebraska Wesleyan in 2006.
In 2010, she completed her Masters of Science at Creighton University with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2016, she completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Creighton University.
Miranda chose to specialize in family medicine because this allows her to care for patients and their families over a lifetime. She is passionate about preventative healthcare and diabetes management.
Miranda lives outside of Valparaiso with her husband and two children. When she is not at Fallbrook, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, participating in county and state fair activities with her husband, and being outdoors with her family.
Tara grew up in York, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and received her Bachelors in Nursing from Clarkson College in 2000. She then advanced her education and graduated from Clarkson College again in 2013 completing her Masters in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus.
Tara's diverse nursing background will complement her practice as a FNP. Her experience includes the areas of diabetes and metabolic disorders, pre and post large organ transplant, adult trauma intensive care, and pre and post same day surgery.
Her decision to specialize in family practice was to give her the opportunity to take a more holistic approach to caring for patients and their families. Tara believes in treating patients with compassion and respect and empowering them to make healthy decisions about their lifestyle and treatment options.
Heidi Zywiec grew up on a farm near Fairmont, Nebraska. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Doane College in 2004. She then received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she graduated with distinction in 2006.
Heidi started her practice in York, Nebraska where she spent 7 ½ years practicing in rural family practice where she provided primary outpatient, inpatient and emergency room care.
She enjoys the challenges of comprehensive medicine and the responsibility of managing a patient's health care in its entirety. She also relishes the relationships gained with patients and families while providing their care. Throughout her practice, Heidi has enjoyed providing care from the newborn age all throughout adulthood, enjoys various clinical procedures, and has provided education to both patients as well as PA and medical students.
She is married with two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys running, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.