Franciscan Physician Network to open second Valparaiso location

Franciscan Physician Network to open second Valparaiso location
By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: July 2, 2020

VALPARAISO, Indiana | Franciscan Physician Network will open a new location in Valparaiso that will help serve families around the city’s southwest side.

James Hartson of Franciscan

Appointments are being scheduled for the Franciscan Physician Network Valparaiso Specialty Health Center, which will open in July at 2590 W. Morthland Dr. (U.S. 30). This location is in addition to the existing location at 2421 LaPorte Ave.

The following specialists in orthopedics and gastroenterology will meet with patients at this location.

Dr. James Hartson, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. His training was at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and his residency was at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Hartson’s clinical interests include anterior approach to hip replacement, arthroscopy of the knee, hip and shoulder, minimally invasive and revision adult reconstruction of knee, hip and shoulder, trauma and fractures.

Zohair Ahmed of Franciscan

Dr. Zohair Ahmed, MD, is a board-eligible gastroenterologist. He did his residency and fellowship in gastroenterology and an advanced fellowship in interventional gastroenterology at University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include interventional endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, bariatric endoscopy and biliary disease.

Laura Beach of Franciscan

Certified nurse practitioner Laura Beach specializes in gastroenterology. She has a Master of Science in nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Purdue University Northwest in Westville. Her clinical interests include gastro esophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis and peptic ulcer disease.

To make an appointment with Dr. Hartson, please call (219) 861-8161. To make an appointment with Dr. Ahmed or nurse practitioner Beach, please call (219) 872-6566.