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Founded in 2006, Midwest Children’s Health Research Institute (MCHRI) is dedicated to improving the health of children through its involvement in Phase 3 and Phase 4 clinical research trials. MCHRI has worked with some of the largest healthcare manufactures in the industry to improve the quality and safety of infant formula, pediatric vaccines, and medications that contribute to a healthier child.

Provider

Luke F. Anschutz, M.D.

Dr. Luke Anschutz is originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He completed his undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of Kansas. He undertook his pediatric residency training at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City where he also served as chief resident for the year prior to joining Complete Children’s Health.

His wife (Jessica), daughter (Isla), son (Jack), and he are all very excited about joining the Lincoln community. In his spare time, Dr. Anschutz enjoys spending time with his family, trying new restaurants, and watching sports. He is a diehard Jayhawk fan but promises to play nice with any and all Huskers!

Provider Type

  • Physician

Undergraduate School

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Graduate School

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Kansas, School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas

Residency

  • Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty

  • Asthma Clinic

Office Locations

West A Office

Provider

Amy L. Bargen, M.D.

Dr. Amy Bargen is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Bargen joined Complete Children’s Health in 2005 following her medical training at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Bargen’s areas of special interest are Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care, Enuresis (Bedwetting), and Childhood Literacy. Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Bargen enjoys playing tennis, travelling and spending time with her husband.

Provider Type

  • Physician

Undergraduate School

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Graduate School

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Residency

  • University of Iowa Pediatric Residency Program, Iowa City, Iowa

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty

  • Dry Nights Clinic
  • Office Locations

    Salt Creek Office

    Paul D. Bernhardson, M.D.

    Dr. Paul Bernhardson is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Complete Children’s Health in 2006, Dr. Bernhardson practiced pediatrics all over the Midwest; including Michigan, North Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota and Kansas.

    Dr. Bernhardson’s areas of special interest are Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care, International Adoptions, Asthma, and Infectious Disease.

    Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Bernhardson travels frequently on medical mission trips to Haiti.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

    Residency

    • University of Michigan Hospitals/Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Specialty

    • Asthma Clinic

    Office Locations

    Northwoods Office

    Provider

    Bradford A. Brabec, M.D.

    Dr. Bradford Brabec is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Following his residency, he was in private practice for six years in Seattle, Washington. Desiring to return home to Nebraska, Dr. Brabec moved his family back in 1995 and was the original founder of Complete Children’s Health (Previously known as Lincoln Pediatric Associates). In 2006, he also founded Midwest Children’s Health Research Institute, a company which performs clinical drug, vaccine and infant formula trials.

    Dr. Brabec’s areas of special interest include Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care, Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Care.

    An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Brabec enjoys fishing and hunting, hiking, golfing, and biking. He also thoroughly enjoys being a grandparent and spending significant time with his family.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Science, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

    Residency

    • University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Specialty

    • Asthma Clinic

    Office Locations

    Hohensee Drive Office

    Provider

    Heather P. Christianson, M.D.

    Dr. Heather Christianson is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Complete Children’s Health in 2011, Dr. Christianson practiced pediatrics in Mitchell, South Dakota for 12 years. Dr. Christianson’s areas of interest include Preventive Health Maintenance and Primary Care. Originally from South Dakota, Dr. Christianson enjoys spending time with her husband and three children; walking her dog, reading and knitting. She and her family are also avid sports fans and especially enjoy cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

    Provider

    Sian G. Jones-Jobst, M.D.

    Dr. Sian Jones-Jobst is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. Prior to joining Complete Children’s Health in 2004, Dr. Jones-Jobst was the Chief Resident of Pediatrics at the Creighton – Nebraska Health Foundation where she completed her residency training in general pediatrics. She was appointed to the Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council for the State of Nebraska by Governor Heineman in 2010.

    Dr. Jones-Jobst’s areas of special interest are Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care, Lactation, Early Childhood Development, and Pediatric Asthma.

    Originally from Scotland, Dr. Jones-Jobst emigrated to the United States with her parents in 1974. She was raised in Portland, Oregon and attended High School in San Diego, California where she returned in 1996 to complete her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego. She moved to Nebraska in 2000 to pursue residency training in General Pediatrics.

    In her spare time Dr. Jones-Jobst enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and two daughters, watching college sports, traveling, and cooking.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Arts, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Arts and Sciences, Baltimore, Maryland

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, California

    Residency

    • Creighton-Nebraska Health Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Specialty

    • Asthma Clinic

    Office Locations

    Hohensee Drive Office

    M. Sarah Matthias, M.D.

    Dr. M. Sarah Matthias is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Complete Children’s Health in 2008, Dr. Matthias worked as a pediatrician in Missouri and Illinois.

    Dr. Matthias’ areas of special interest are Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care. Originally from Iowa, Dr. Matthias travels annually on medical mission trips to Guatemala. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, being outdoors and hearing her children laugh and sing.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Science, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

    Residency

    • St. Louis University, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Missouri

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Office Locations

    Salt Creek Office

    Provider

    David J. Meduna, M.D.

    Dr. Dave Meduna is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Meduna joined Complete Children’s Health in 2008 following his residency at Children’s Hospital in Omaha.

    Dr. Meduna’s areas of special interest are Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care. Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Meduna enjoys spending time with his family.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

    Residency

    • UNMC-CUMC-Children’s Joint Pediatric Residency Program, Omaha, Nebraska

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Office Locations

    Salt Creek Office

    Akhtar M. Niazi, M.D.

    Dr. Akhtar Niazi is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Complete Children’s Health in 1999, Dr. Niazi was in practice with Dr. Springman in Lincoln. Dr. Niazi and Complete Children’s Health have a proud record of helping families whose children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is known as an expert on the topic of ASD in the Midwest. In addition to his work at Complete Children’s Health, Dr. Niazi is also the Medical Director of the Infant Apnea Center at Bryan LGH East and St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center.

    Dr. Niazi’s areas of special interest are Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Mental Health and Childhood Behavior. Originally from Afghanistan, Dr. Niazi enjoys biking, tennis, planting trees and has a nursery of 300 trees.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Residency

    • Creighton University Medical School, Omaha, Nebraska

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Specialty

    • Behavior Clinic

    Office Locations

    Hohensee Drive Office

    Provider

    Sahra M. Niazi, M.D.

    Dr. Sahra Niazi completed her residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ.) after completing medical school at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She continued her training, completing an additional fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital prior to returning home to begin her practice.

    She is a native of Nebraska and is happy to be back home where most of her family lives. She loves to spend time with her daughter and husband traveling and exploring the outdoors.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

    Residency

    • Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

    Fellowship

    • Phoenix Children’s Hospital Dermatology Department, Pediatric Dermatology Fellow, Phoenix, Arizona

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Office Locations

    West A Office

    Provider

    Sonya M. Reynolds, M.D.

    Dr. Sonya Reynolds joined Complete Children’s Health in 2011 following her medical training at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She completed her Board Certification with the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2012.

    Dr. Reynolds’ areas of special interest are Nutrition, Preventative Health Maintenance, and Primary Care. She is an active member on the Board for the Down Syndrome Association for Families and Medical outreach committee of DSAF since 2012.

    Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Reynolds was drawn back to the area to serve the Lincoln Community. Dr. Reynolds enjoys hockey and spending time with her family.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Science, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

    Residency

    • Mayo Clinic Pediatric Residency Program, Rochester, Minnesota

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Office Locations

    Northwoods Office

    Provider

    Stephen R. Russell, M.D.

    Dr. Stephen Russell is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Originally from Nebraska, he moved to Arizona for 7 years following the completion of his medical training. Dr. Russell joined Complete Children’s Health (Previously known as Lincoln Pediatric Associates) in 1996; one year after Dr. Brabec founded the practice.

    Dr. Russell’s areas of special interest are Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care, Asthma, Allergies and Evidence Based Medicine. He enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, and travel.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Science, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

    Residency

    • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

    Fellowship

    • Pediatric Critical Care, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center; Phoenix, Arizona

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Specialty

    • Asthma Clinic

    Office Locations

    Salt Creek Office

    Provider

    Sue A. Springman, M.D.

    Dr. Sue Springman is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Complete Children’s Health in 1999, Dr. Springman was in practice with Dr. Akhtar Niazi in Lincoln.

    Dr. Springman’s areas of special interest are Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care, Asthma, Enuresis (Bedwetting), Attention Deficit Disorder. Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Springman enjoys spending time with her family, and supporting activities to promote healthy children.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

    Residency

    • Creighton/University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Specialty

    • Asthma Clinic
    • Dry Nights Clinic

    Office Locations

    Northwoods Office

    Provider

    Pamela S. Zegers, M.D.

    Dr. Pamela Zegers is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Complete Children’s Health in 2011, Dr. Zegers practiced in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 8 years.

    Dr. Zegers’ areas of special interest are Preventative Health Maintenance and Primary Care, Female Adolescent Health, and Newborn Medicine as it Involves the Entire Family.

    Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Zegers is still a true Husker fan. Dr. Zegers enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and dogs, shopping, reading, and active outdoor activities.

    Provider Type

    • Physician

    Undergraduate School

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

    Graduate School

    • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

    Residency

    • Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

    Office Locations

    Hohensee Drive Office

    LOCATIONS

    3262 Salt Creek Circle Lincoln, NE 68504
    3901 Pine Lake Rd, Suite 210 Lincoln, NE 68516
    8201 Northwoods Drive Lincoln, NE 68505
    1336 West A St, Suite B Lincoln, NE 68522

    Phone: 402-465-5600
    Fax: 402-327-6074

    OFFICE HOURS

    9am to 5pm Monday through Friday

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    Phone: 402-465-5600
    Fax: 402-327-6074