East Lincoln Family Health Professionals was started in January of 1982 by Dr. David Rutz. After arriving from Canada and working for 2 years at a local HMO, Dr. Rutz started his own practice on 70th and O St. Over the years, the practice grew and some associates were added. In the early 2000's, it was elected to move to a larger space at 86 and Pioneers where the present clinic now remains. Dr. Rutz has had the privilege and honor of being a part of the lives of many patients within the Lincoln and surrounding communities. In March of 2020 Dr. Rutz retired from providing primary care services however he continues to provide Medication Assistant Therapy for opioid addiction within the practice. In November of 2017, Dr. Bradley Sawtelle joined the practice. He has had the privilege of treating patients over the past 16 years in the Blair community. Dr. Sawtelle is now the lead physician of East Lincoln Family Health Professionals. He along with our two Physician Assistants, Alicia Buller and Andrea Aerts, continue to provide a full array of primary care services throughout all the seasons of life.