Our Surgery Staff


Kate Freeman RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC


Kate is a Nurse Practitioner who works with Dr. Bell, seeing patients in the office and assisting in surgery. She also runs the SOFI GI lab in the office. When not in the office, Kate enjoys anything outdoors, cycling, photography, and her girls.


Tiffanie Gerkman


Tiffanie just joined us this fall and she brings with her a contagious laugh and a bundle of energy. She has extensive experience with billing, insurance, electronic medical records and more. When not working, she enjoys time with her daughter, is a big Steelers fan (but we won’t hold that against her), basketball, hockey, ski fi books, hiking, and exploring places she has only seen in pictures.


Janna Cook


Janna is our Medical Assistant. When not working, she enjoys time with family and her church community.




Sienna is our therapy dog. Dr. Bell and Kate brought her home when she was just a puppy. As you can see, she loves the snow. She has recently passed her therapy training test and is now in our office seeing patients with us. When not working, Sienna enjoys chasing rabbits and chewing on rawhide.


Rachel Heidrich RN

Rachel is our Clinical Research Coordinator. She is in charge of the many clinical trials we have ongoing at our clinic. When not working, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and time with her family.