3901 Pine Lake Road
Suite 220

Lincoln, NE 68516

(402) 421-3240
Fax: (402) 423-0739

24/7 Customer Support

Mon - Fri: 7:25-4:45
Closed Sat-Sunday

Phone Hours: 8:15-4:00

Your doctor...

Your treatment.

The physicians and staff of Lincoln Internal Medicine Associates have created this web site to better communicate our services and contact information to our patients and those seeking an Internal Medicine Provider.

Internists are physicians who specialize in treating adults, those 18 years and older.   They provide care for acute problems such as colds, and injuries and follow up on complex medical problems along with routine health care examinations and guidance for disease prevention. We strive to provide quality care with your involvement.

Your doctor...

Your treatment.

The physicians and staff of Lincoln Internal Medicine Associates have created this web site to better communicate our services and contact information to our patients and to those seeking an Internal Medicine Provider .

Internists are physicians who specialize in treating adults, those 18 years and older.   They provide care for acute problems such as colds, and injuries and follow up on complex medical problems along with routine health care examinations and guidance for disease prevention. We strive to provide quality care with your involvement.

About Our Clinic...

Lincoln Internal Medicine Associates are your partners in healthcare. We strive to provide quality care with your involvement.

Lincoln Internal Medicine Associates was founded in July, 1997 and has maintained a strong reputation for quality care within the community. We have ten Board Certified physicians who look forward to providing care for you. We value continuity of care and believe it is vital for the management of your health. Routine appointments are made with your physician. In the case of an urgent visit, or if your physician is not available you may be scheduled with another physician but you will return to your primary physician for any future visits or care. We strive to see patients for urgent issues the same day or within 24 hours. There may be some urgent cases where you may be referred to another healthcare facility (such as an urgent care facility or the hospital). Contact us today for an appointment.

A physician is available or can provide consultations as needed. This service is reserved ONLY for matters which cannot wait until the next business day and is NOT to be used for medication refills. To reach the physician on call, (402) 421-3240 and wait on the line for the answering service to assist you.

Physician Profiles

The physicians in our clinic are specialists in Internal Medicine and all are Board Certified. They have privileges of different levels at both Bryan Medical Centers and CHI-St. Elizabeth’s. To find out more about who is an admitting physician vs those that use “Hospitalists for admissions”  please see their profiles. Hover and click on their image profile below.

Ken Cheloha

Ritoo Jain

Holly McMillan

Michael Pace

Lewis Plachy

Jason Potts

Mark Reida

Shawn Semin

Gerold Stark

Jodi Triggs

Allied Health Staff

Working with our physician staff
are the following Allied Health Staff. 

Working with our physician staff
are the following Allied Health Staff. 

Tamara joined Lincoln Internal Medicine Associates in August of 2018.

Tamara Bunz

Physician Assistant

Frequent Questions...

You may have several questions regarding the care and services at Lincoln Internal Medicine. Here are but a few. Click the arrow to open up the table and view the answer for a given question. If you need an answer not given here, contact us right away, we’re always here to help.

Physicians who practice Internal Medicine are often called “Internists.” LIMA’s Internists are physicians who specialize in treating adults, those 18 years and older.   They provide care for acute problems such as colds, and injuries and follow up on complex medical problems along with routine health care examinations and guidance for disease prevention.

Internists can provide routine pap smears and pelvic exams. Some patients prefer to continue seeing a gynecologist for their exams, while their internist manages their other problems.

Some of the physicians at Lincoln Internal Medicine Associates continue to follow their patients if hospitalization is required, but some do not.  If you are hospitalized and your physician does not round at the hospital, you will be cared for by the hospitalist, a physician who only works inside the hospital.

Laboratory Services...

Listed below you will find helpful information regarding our lab’s services, hours, and guideline each patient should follow to help ensure conclusive results. Open each table to view contents.

Some laboratory tests require patients to limit food intake to water-only for a period of time. This is called fasting. Please read “Fasting Instructions” below.

Nothing to eat OR drink, except water.

This means you CANNOT have:
Diet soda or soda
Juice of any kind
Coffee or decaf coffee
Candy, mints or gum
Vitamins of any kind

Medications should be taken as usual unless they are taken with food or milk or if your doctor says otherwise.

If testing for Lipids / Cholesterol… 12 hours*
If testing for Blood Sugar… 8-12 hours*
*NOTE: Fasting longer than 14 hours can cause an error in your lipid (cholesterol, triglycerides) results.

For drug levels (e.g. Digoxin, Dilantin, Tegretol, Theophylline, Quinidine, Norpace) it is recommended that these levels be drawn prior to the next dose for therapeutic monitoring.

Lab results can be found in the Patient Portal in most cases.

Sometimes the physician or their nurse will call your results or if you prefer a paper copy can also be mailed to you upon request.  Please contact our office if you are having problems in getting your results or if you have not heard from you provider or nurse with 5 to 7 days. If you need help call the office and speak to your nurse.

LIMA does do some tests where the specimen is taken here and sent out to a “Reference Lab” for processing.  If you have questions please be sure and check with your laboratory tech and they can explain if any of your tests require us to send the specimen out.  Also if we do send it out then you will receive a statement or bill from them as well. 

We ask that you notify your nurse anytime you have outside orders for lab so she can get them preapproved with your provider and make sure it is something we can do here in the office.  There are times when another provider asks that lab work be drawn but it is something we do not perform here in the office and it would be better for you to go directly to the reference lab rather than have them drawn here. 

Mon - Fri: 7:30-3:30
Closed Sat-Sunday

Phone:(402) 421-3240

Frequent Questions...

You may have several quiestion regarding the care and services at Lincoln Internal Medicine. Here are but a few. Click the arrow to open up the table and view the answer for a given question. If you have need an answer not given here, contact us right away, we’re always here to help.

Physicians who practice Internal Medicine are often called “internists.” LIMA’s Internists are physicians who specialize in treating adults who are 18 years of age or older. They provide care for acute problems such as colds and injuries as well as more the more complex medical problems.  We also provide the routine health care examinations and provide guidance for disease prevention. 

Internists can provide routine pap smears and pelvic exams. Some patients prefer to continue seeing a gynecologist for their exams, while their internist manages their other problems.

Some of the physicians at Lincoln Internal Medicine Associates continue to follow their patients if hospitalization is required, but some do not.  If you are hospitalized and your physician does not round at the hospital, you will be cared for by the hospitalist, a physician who only works inside the hospital.

Laboratory Services...

Listed below you will find helpful information regarding our lab’s services, hours, and guideline each patient should follow to help ensure conclusive results. Open each table to view contents.

Some laboratory tests require patients to limit food intake to water-only for a period of time. This is called fasting. Please read “Fasting Instructions” below.

Nothing to eat OR drink, except water.

This means you CANNOT have:
Diet soda or soda
Juice of any kind
Coffee or decaf coffee
Candy, mints or gum
Vitamins of any kind

Medications should be taken as usual unless they are taken with food or milk or if your doctor says otherwise.

If testing for Lipids / Cholesterol… 12 hours*
If testing for Blood Sugar… 8-12 hours*
*NOTE: Fasting longer than 14 hours can cause an error in your lipid (cholesterol, triglycerides) results.

For drug levels (e.g. Digoxin, Dilantin, Tegretol, Theophylline, Quinidine, Norpace) it is recommended that these levels be drawn prior to the next dose for therapeutic monitoring.

Lab results can be found in the Patient Portal in most cases.

Sometimes the physician or their nurse will call your results or if you prefer a paper copy can also be mailed to you upon request.  Please contact our office if you are having problems in getting your results or if you have not heard from you provider or nurse with 5 to 7 days. If you need help call the office and speak to your nurse.

LIMA does do some tests where the specimen is taken here and sent out to a “Reference Lab” for processing.  If you have questions please be sure and check with your laboratory tech and they can explain if any of your tests require us to send the specimen out.  Also if we do send it out then you will receive a statement or bill from them as well. 

We ask that you notify your nurse anytime you have outside orders for lab so she can get them preapproved with your provider and make sure it is something we can do here in the office.  There are times when another provider asks that lab work be drawn but it is something we do not perform here in the office and it would be better for you to go directly to the reference lab rather than have them drawn here. 

Mon - Fri: 7:30-3:30
Closed Sat-Sunday

Phone:(402) 421-3240

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This site is for informational purposes only. Information on the site or social media platform DOES NOT create a physician-patient relationship or constitute as medical advice. The information provided DOES NOT replace the need for face-to-face consultation with the physician. L.I.M.A. has no control over third party links to our website. L.I.M.A. has included some of their office forms for your and their convenience on this website, please see tab.  Forms should be downloaded and printed, then completed and brought to your next visit.  Forms cannot be submitted electronically at this time.

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