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Meet Our Class of 2022

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Matthew Friend, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens

Undergraduate University: Ohio University

Hometown: Long Bottom, Ohio

Medical Interests: Preventive Medicine, Urgent/Emergency Care, Mental Healthcare

Your Hobbies: Video Games, Pets (have 2 wonderful cats), New Experiences

Future Plans: Focus on underserved populations in a varied in/outpatient practice in a yet to be determined manner

Why Dublin Methodist: Wonderful and progressive atmosphere bolstered by a highly supportive team of clinical faculty and colleagues. 100% on board with the dreams and goals of the their residents!

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Josh Grant, MD

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical School

Undergraduate University: The Ohio State University

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Medical Interests: Sports Medicine, OMT, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition, Community Health and Wellness, Precision Medicine, and Practice Management

Your Hobbies: I love spending time with the love of my life, my wonderful wife and best friend, Ange, and sharing life’s adventures together. Whether it’s running, hiking, fishing, insect collecting together, or participating in community sporting events, I enjoy being active outdoors and being a part of my community. I also enjoy reading, cooking, growing my own vegetables, and like to travel and experience new cultures, food, and making new memories.

Future Plans: I plan to complete a sports medicine fellowship after residency and continue to promote health and fitness through community outreach programs here in Columbus. I hope to build an outpatient practice that incorporates integrative medicine, sports medicine and precision medicine where my patients see me as a partner in their health and fitness.

Why Dublin Methodist: Without a doubt, Dublin Methodist Hospital’s Family Medicine’s innovative approach toward patient-centered outpatient care, will foster my passion for sports medicine, nutrition, integrative medicine and population health. The camaraderie and enthusiasm shown by the exceptional faculty and staff create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making you feel like you're part of a family and that what you contribute truly matters. DMH has created a fun, inviting, and informative curriculum where I am excited to learn and grow. I count myself honored to be part of a new program that is eager to evolve to meet the demands of the modern family physician and I know that DMH will train and nurture me to be the best physician I can be. I am thrilled to be part of the DMH Family Medicine dream team!

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Robert Kuhlman, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin

Undergraduate University: The Ohio State University

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Medical Interests: Population Health, Mental Healthcare, Preventative Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Pediatric Care

Your Hobbies: Playing bass guitar, Reading pop science books, Casual 5k running, Finding interesting recipes

Future Plans: I am hopeful to find a place to serve patients in Ohio as a long term partner in health care for persons of diverse backgrounds and needs. I want my office to be a place that patients can feel comfortable and supported, no matter how simple or complex their health challenges are. I plan to have a diverse set of skills to be a knowledgeable and effective primary care provider to prevent and combat disease in my home state.

Why Dublin Methodist: Dublin Methodist Family Medicine perfectly captures the type of training I want to have. It is in a new, growing facility in the largest and fastest growing city in Ohio. The faculty have a very friendly and human centered attitude towards both residents and patients. The healthcare provided in the family medicine center is rooted in modern, evidence-based practices. The majority of my training will take place at one location, allowing me to become familiar with the diversity of the Dublin population. The newness of this program also offers me the chance to leave a mark on the education provided here in the future, which for me personally is a major and exciting responsibility.

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Erica Mantell, MD

Medical School: The Ohio State University University College of Medicine

Undergraduate University: The Ohio State University

Hometown: Amherst, Ohio

Medical Interests: Sports Medicine, OMT, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition, Free Clinics

Hobbies: I love hanging out with family and friends, especially when babies and dogs are involved! I'm a runner and enjoy any kind of outdoor activity. I love to travel, play board games, watch Netflix, read good books, and organize my house. I never get bored, and I love to host parties!

Future Plans: I plan to become a primary care sports medicine physician, and I want to be very involved in my community as a team doc and an approachable resource for all things health and fitness related. I'd love to be that doctor my neighbors don't hesitate to call!

Why Dublin Methodist: Dublin Methodist Family Medicine's program is perfectly structured to cultivate my passions for sports medicine, integrative medicine, wellness, and more. As a new and innovative program, residents have a unique opportunity to lead and be heard by faculty who are excited to make this residency the best it can be, even if that involves doing something totally new! As if that wasn't enough, the residents and faculty are so happy and fun, which made this feel like an even more perfect fit for me. I'm thrilled to spend my next 3 years here with my new DMH family!

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Angel Primm, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens

Undergraduate University: Kent State University

Hometown: Alliance, Ohio

Medical Interests: Geriatric medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, Preventative Medicine

Your Hobbies: I was blessed to marry my best friend, Doug, and together we love hiking, running, working out, cooking, learning, and trying new things. I also love reading classic novels. Since welcoming our daughter, Zinnia, we have been enjoying all things baby.

Future Plans: Outpatient family medicine with an emphasis on geriatric medicine, and also nursing home care.

Why Dublin Methodist: This new program is fresh and exciting. The emphasis is on outpatient family medicine, with ample room and encouragement for pursuit of individual interests. OMT is celebrated and incorporated, making this a fantastic place for a new osteopathic doctor.

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Danielle Thornsberry, DO

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens

Undergraduate University: Case Western Reserve University

Hometown: Bellevue, OH

Medical Interests: Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, sports medicine, integrative medicine, women’s health

About Me: I like to spend a lot of my free time at the gym. I train in power lifting and I would someday love to train for a strongwoman competition. I’m a diehard fan of Packers football and Tribe baseball. I love ice cream, movies, roller coasters, concerts, craft beer and cold brew coffee. I’m a small-town country girl and I love to be outside soaking up the sun, playing with animals and gardening my enormous collection of succulents. My boyfriend, Ty, and I dream of someday owning a fleet of big fluffy dogs, goats, and a horse. Unfortunately, we couldn’t bring my pet raccoon with us to Dublin.

Future Plans: Following residency I hope to complete a fellowship in primary care sports medicine. My ideal practice would be an outpatient clinic where I could practice general family medicine, sports medicine and osteopathic manipulative therapy while holding the position of team physician for a local school. I hope to live with my family on a big plot of land out in the country, where I can have a huge garden and a bunch of animals. I don’t ever plan on living outside of Ohio, but I would like to travel as much as possible.

Why Dublin Methodist: When I rotated at Dublin Methodist I immediately felt at home with the residents and faculty here. I felt valued as a D.O. and supported in exploring my areas of interest. I appreciated that I could not only practice OMT here but also grow and improve my skills via the osteopathic curriculum, something that I didn’t find at most residency programs. The sports medicine and point-of-care ultrasound curriculum is incredible and tailored to my interests, and I liked the unique outpatient focus of the program. I felt that this program had all of the tools to support and help me to achieve my career goals and become the best family physician I can be.

Favorite Place In Dublin: Fukuryu Ramen. Let me know if you want to go with me!