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Hospitalist Program

During your stay at Schneck, your care will be managed by a member of our highly-skilled hospitalist team. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients that require a hospital stay.

The Schneck hospitalist team is comprised of Board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are experts in the care of hospitalized patients. 

Our hospitalist team is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to provide patients ongoing and immediate care. They work as partners with your primary care physician to provide the highest quality of care.

Our hospitalist team will consult with your physician and maintain regular communication with him or her while you are in the hospital. In turn, your physician can provide the hospitalist team with valuable information about your medical history, medications, and any special needs.

Upon discharge, your primary care physician will resume responsibility for your medical care. The Schneck hospitalist team will communicate with your physician to help ensure a smooth transition. If you do not have a primary care physician, the hospitalist team will refer you to a qualified physician who will care for you after you leave the hospital.

For more information about the Schneck Hospitalist Program, call (812) 523-4818.
 

Our Team


Melanie Burgess, Hospitalist CoordinatorMelanie M. Burgess, MSN, RN, CCM
Hospitalist Director

Melanie completed her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management at Western Governor's University. She joined the Hospitalist Team in 2011. Melanie is a Certified Case Manager and serves as the Hospitalist Director.




Dr. Elton ChambersElton R. Chambers, MD
Dr. Chambers attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He joined the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in 2012. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.





Marion M. Huff, MD
Dr. Huff attended and completed her residency at Marshall University School of Medicine. She joined the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in 2016.  She is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.






Joseph E. Lamb, MD
Dr. Lamb attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. During his residency, Dr. Lamb earned the distinction of Outstanding Med-Peds Resident. He joined the Schneck medical staff in 2018, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. 




Dr. Jonathan Light, HospitalistJonathan A. Light, MD
Dr. Light attended and completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He joined the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in 2012. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.





Dr. Grant Olsen, HospitalistGrant J. Olsen, MD
Dr. Olsen attended and completed his residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Olsen joined the medical staff of Schneck in 2008, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.





Dr. D. Ryan Stone, HospitalistD. Ryan Stone, DO
Dr. Stone attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City. He joined the Schneck medical staff in 2015. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.





Phil Estep, Nurse PractitionerPhillip Estep, NP
Philip completed his Nurse Practitioner training at Ball State University. He joined the Hospitalist Team in 2018. Phillip is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.






Donna Foster, NPDonna P. Foster, NP
Donna completed her Nurse Practitioner training at Indiana University.  She joined the Hospitalist team in 2016. Donna is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  
 
 




Keri Wingler, PAKeri L. Wingler, PA-C
Keri completed her Physician Assistant training at Indiana University.  She joined the Hospitalist team in 2016. Keri is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.