Melissa B, CMA
Dr. Bradley Sawtelle is a Board Certified Family Physician who joined Dr. Rutz and East Lincoln Family Practice in the fall of 2017. Dr. Sawtelle has more than 16 years of experience practicing the full scope of family medicine. He comes to us from Blair, Nebraska where, after completing his Medical School and Residency Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he worked at Memorial Community Hospital in the emergency department, labor and delivery, inpatient floor, endoscopy suite and family medicine clinic. During his time in Blair he also served as the President of the Medical Staff for 6 years, was director of the Occupation Health Clinic and was a Certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Sawtelle enjoys caring for individuals of all ages from infants to the most season adults, providing patient-centered quality health care focused on health and wellness. Dr. Sawtelle and his wife Jody are the proud parents of 11 children. He enjoys spending time with this wife and kids, cooking and gardening.
David Rutz, M.D. moved to Lincoln in 1979 from Canada. He earned his medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and Family Medicine training at the University of Calgary, Calgary General Hospital. In 1982, he started his own practice after spending two years with Health Central at 17th and N Streets. In addition to medicine, he enjoys the performing arts and has been on the stage at Star City Dinner Theater, Pinewood Bowl, Rococo Theater and The Loft at the Mill. He enjoys playing the guitar and is presently on the Worship Team at Lincoln Berean Church playing acoustic guitar. He is married with two daughters and two stepdaughters and, after 28 years, calls Lincoln home.
Alicia was born and raised in North Platte, NE. She attended college at Nebraska Wesleyan University where she earned her bachelor of science degree in biology. She went on to the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she graduated with high distinction in 2011. She worked for two years in family practice in Central City, NE before joining East Lincoln Family Health in 2014. She enjoys all aspects of family practice and encourages healthy living and preventive medicine for her patients. In her free time she enjoys reading, running and spending time with her husband and two children.
Andrea was born and raised near Brainard, NE. She attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA where she earned a Bachelor of Special Studies in Neuroscience. She worked in research at the University of Iowa in Neuroimaging before obtaining her Masters in Physician Assistant studies. In 2016, she graduated from the Physician Assistant program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She joined East Lincoln Family Health Professionals in 2017. Andrea works part-time at ELFP and part-time at Methodist hospital in Omaha, NE in Geriatrics and Dementia care. She enjoys the wide spectrum of family medicine and working with patients to develop personalized goals to help improve quality of life and healthy living. In her free time, she enjoys training for half-marathons, traveling, cooking, and volunteering.