Scott Cordts, MD - Program Director
A native of West Frankfort, Illinois, Dr. Cordts graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2002 and then completed his Family Medicine residency training at Deaconess Hospital in 2005. He subsequently became a board certified family physician.
For 4 years he practiced rural family medicine in Sparta and Marissa, Illinois, as an employee of Sparta Community Hospital. While there, he served as a preceptor for family medicine residents at the Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency.
In July 2009, Dr. Cordts relocated with his family to Evansville to join the faculty at the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program. He served as Associate Director since 2013 and was promoted to Program Director in July of 2018. His special interests include quality improvement, curriculum development, evidence-based medicine, preventive care, office procedures and colonoscopy.
Lisa Phifer, MD - Associate Director
Dr. Phifer grew-up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2008. She completed her residency training with the United Family Medicine Residency Program in St. Paul, MN in 2011. Dr. Phifer practiced full-spectrum family medicine at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico for two years before returning to join the faculty of the United Family Medicine Residency Program in 2013. In 2014, she completed a faculty development fellowship through the University of Minnesota.
In July, 2018, Dr. Phifer relocated to Evansville to join the faculty at the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program and was promoted to Associate Director in July of 2020. Her special interests include community medicine, underserved medicine, women’s health, and pediatrics.
Charles Strickland, MD - Assistant Director
A native of Louisville, KY, Dr Strickland graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1992, during which time he served in the USAF Reserves. He completed post-graduate training in 1995 at a dual Family Medicine residency via the United States Air Force at the University of Nebraska and Erhling Bergquist Hospital at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska.
After 7 years of active duty military service, he relocated his family to Evansville and began a private practice in Newburgh, Indiana. He also began precepting at the St Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program. In 2000, he accepted the position of Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency at St. Mary’s and retained that position until its closure in 2007.
He continued private practice at St Mary’s until 2008, at which time he accepted a position at the Veterans Administration. From 2008 to 2015, Dr Strickland served as a primary care physician for many of our country’s local veterans.
In October 2015, he accepted a faculty position with the Family Medicine Residency Program at Deaconess. He also serves as Site Director for the Indiana University School of Medicine Junior Clerkship program at Deaconess. His special interests are adult medicine, the under-served, and the art of medicine.
Nathan Oakley, MD - Assistant Director
A native of New Harmony, IN and the greater Evansville area, Dr. Oakley graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2013. He completed family medicine residency training at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in 2016.
Dr. Oakley joined the faculty for the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program in August of 2016. This opportunity allowed him to return to southwestern Indiana and stay invested in the community in which he grew up. He is passionate about teaching, preventative care, and evidence-based medicine.
Pearl Quartey-Kumapley, MD - Assistant Director
Dr. Quartey-Kumapley completed her undergraduate studies at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. She worked as a research biochemist prior to attending medical school at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Case Western School of Medicine. She then completed internships in both obstetrics and gynecology (Cleveland Clinic) as well as general surgery (University of Washington, Seattle) before enrolling in preventive medicine and family medicine residency concurrently at Cook County Health in Chicago. Dr. Quartey-Kumapley grew up in Ghana, West Africa, and is active in the Ghanaian community in Chicago.
During her residency at Cook County, she worked with minority populations in Chicago and participated in several community events to increase health awareness and prevent diabetes. She worked with the Cook County Department of Public Health in various roles during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of her preventive medicine program. She joined the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency in 2020. Her interests include women's health, public health as well as graduate medical education and teaching.
Mollie Wetstein, MD - Assistant Director
Dr. Mollie Wetstein grew up in a small, Southern Illinois town called Chester. She graduated with her undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University, then completed medical school at Southern Illinois University. She found her way to the family medicine residency at Deaconess, and her path lead her to stay with the residency program as faculty starting this year (2021).
Her current interests include women’s health, underserved medicine, in-office procedures, and a wide spectrum of care for all ages. She looks forward to continuing to find/tweak her passions in the years to come.
Jared Hutson, MD - Assistant Director
Dr. Jared Hutson joined the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency in November of 2021. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a native of Guilford, Indiana. He completed residency at Deaconess in 2020. Prior to joining the residency faculty, he worked for Deaconess Clinic at the Boonville location.
His current interests include inpatient medicine, addiction medicine and nonsurgical obstetrics.
Jennifer Bouwkamp, PhD, HSPP - Director of Behavioral Health
Dr. Bouwkamp is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Indiana University with an elective minor in public health. Her dissertation focused on the relationship between work values and job satisfaction among family physicians and was subsequently published in a national, peer-reviewed journal.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Kansas. Her pre-doctoral internship was through the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium and consisted of clinical rotations at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Bouwkamp’s post-doctoral residency was completed at Fulton State Hospital, a forensic psychiatric facility, in Fulton, Missouri. She has also worked in a variety of other settings, including community mental health centers and long-term nursing care facilities, and has experience as an instructor at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She joined the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency faculty in June of 2017.
James R. Porter, MD, FAAP, FACHE - Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, DIO
Dr. Porter joined Deaconess Hospital in 2000 as an adult and pediatric hospitalist. He became vice president of Medical Affairs in 2002 and held several leadership positions before being named executive vice president and chief physician executive for Deaconess Health System in 2014. That position evolved in 2015 and included serving as chairperson of OneCare, Deaconess’ clinically integrated network. Today, he holds the role of president.
Dr. Porter additionally serves on the boards of The Women’s Hospital, Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital, Deaconess Clinic, Deaconess Care Integration Next Generation CMS ACO, Ferrell Hospital, Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, The Health Care Group (Encore) and SIHO Insurance Services. He is also chairperson of the Innovative Health Care Collaborative of Indiana (IHCI) board.
James received his BA in microbiology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and his MD from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky and achieved board certification in both specialties. Dr. Porter is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Porter is actively involved in the community, serving on numerous boards including the IU School of Medicine Evansville Community Advisory Committee, Southern Indiana Graduate Education Consortium (SIGMEC), Southwestern Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, Warrick County Chamber of Commerce, and Boy Scouts of America Buffalo Trace Council. He dedicated significant time and effort to the United Way of Southwest Indiana serving as 2019 United Way Campaign chair and board chairperson.
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