First Year Residents

Carrie Anderson, MD

Being raised in the Hoosier heartland meant I grew up on my fair share of IU basketball games, but when it came time for college, Purdue University was where my heart belonged. There I studied molecular biology, political science and nutrition. During my time in undergrad, I was fortunate to have many volunteer opportunities, both locally and abroad, that helped shape the person I am today. Those meaningful experiences led me to the realization that becoming a physician was the calling I was meant to follow. Medical school found me sporting the cream and crimson colors of Indiana University after all- still a Purdue fan first, of course.

Family medicine was the reason I went to medical school. I was confident in this decision from the get-go, and rotations throughout third and fourth year only reinforced my conviction. What gets me excited in thinking about a career in medicine are the educational opportunities, establishing a close relationship with patients, implementing preventative healthcare, and improving the overall health and well-being of those in my community. As a primary care physician, you are at the cornerstone of all these oh-so-important parts of an individual’s health.

I am so excited to be here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital! In seeking out a residency, I was focused on a positive and supportive learning environment that offered full scope family medicine training with opportunities in obstetrics. I’m looking forward to all the new adventures that lie ahead!!

Obligatory list of hobbies: running, hiking with my fiancée Justin, fitness classes, baking, healthy recipe substitutions, arts & crafts, Netflix binges, and (of course) hanging out with my dog Leslie!

Yousuf Bahrami, DO

My return to Muncie has been filled with utter joy and excitement!  I am blessed to be a part of the Family Medicine Residency here at IU Health Ball Memorial.  Not only will I receive first class training in family medicine but I will also be able to provide care to the citizens of my hometown who have a special place in my heart.  I grew up in the Yorktown School system (Go Tigers!) and then decided to do my undergraduate work at Wabash College in Crawfordsville. 

Post college, I got my Master’s degree here at Ball State in physiology which helped me enter medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at Midwestern University in the western suburbs of Chicago.  I would love to continue practicing the full breadth of family medicine including outpatient/inpatient medicine, obstetrical care and osteopathic manipulative medicine.  I am looking forward to meeting all of my patients and forming a bond with them that is unique and beneficial to our health and well-being. 

Lastly, my interests outside of medicine include basketball, soccer, ping-pong, and spending time with family/friends.

Erin Cole, MD

Hello!  I’m Erin Cole and I am so happy to be a part of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency.  In my free time, I love working out, spending time outdoors, and traveling to learn more about nature and different cultures. My significant other, Matt, and I enjoy taking Jeep trips to places regular cars can’t travel. Photography is also a big hobby of mine, and these little trips have given us some unique photo opportunities!  I also discovered in the last 5 years that I have a green-ish thumb and enjoy nurturing my garden and growing some of my own herbs and food. It is one of my favorite stress-relievers!

I was born and raised in Mooresville, IN, where I lived until I decided to be the first person in my family to go to college.  My hard-working parents taught me everything from curiosity about all areas of science to having passion and compassion in everything I do, and they mean the world to me.  It was my passion in science and helping others that led me to becoming a doctor.  After 4 years of college at Manchester University where I studied biology-chemistry and Spanish, I started medical school at IU School of Medicine.  In IUSM’s Rural Medical Education Program, I was able to learn about medicine and humanity in hospitals all over the state and the world.

My medical education in rural, urban, and international settings helped me discover that, although I have special interest in obstetrics and women’s health, I also want to continue to work with patients of all genders and ages in underserved communities. I am so glad I will be training in Muncie, where I know I will have plentiful opportunities to gain relationships with people from all walks of life, and will advance my obstetrics skills to be a well-rounded family physician. 

I am also eager to travel to other parts of the world with the knowledge and skills I have gained in residency to help more people in need. I am always looking for ways to improve my communication and Spanish and hope to continue to use two languages to help my patients live healthier and happier. I know that with my broad range of interests in family medicine combined with the numerous resources and outstanding educators here, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the perfect fit to train me to be the fantastic physician I strive to become.

Becki Dykstra, DO

My name is Becki Dykstra, and I am from Grand Rapids, MI.  I attended Taylor University in Upland, Indiana where I received my bachelor’s degree in Biology.  I was always interested in the sciences, but it wasn’t until a mission trip in undergrad to the Dominican Republic that I decided to pursue medicine.

 I attended medical school at Des Moines University, in Des Moines Iowa. What I imagined to be a grueling four years in cornfields ended up being much more. I fell in love with the people, community, and also my husband.  I met and married my husband, Scot Dykstra, during my time at DMU.

Throughout the first two years of medical school, my interest in family medicine developed. Almost every system captivated me and this extended into my clinical years. While I do love the rush of deliveries or the unexpected situations in the ED, my heart really lies in preventative medicine. I am most excited to be a family physician because of the relationships I have the opportunity of forging with my patients.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was a clear fit for us. Our hearts are in rural and international medicine- and we feel this program will prepare us well for both. We were blown away by how strong this program is academically, but also how incredible the faculty and residents are. Every member of the IU Health Ball Memorial family has a compassionate heart for the patients we serve; I cannot imagine learning and serving with a better group of individuals!

Outside of medicine, I spend most of my free time with my husband and friends- golfing, playing board games, being outside, and cooking/eating. I also enjoy snowboarding, but I’m realizing we may have to travel back to Michigan to continue that hobby

Scot Dykstra, DO

I originally hail from the great state of Wisconsin. I bleed green and gold for my Packers and love any food that contains dairy. I grew up in a small no stoplight town of four hundred. I left my small town and completed my undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

After graduation I headed to the fields of Iowa for medical school. I entered school without even having Family Medicine on my radar. I decided to put worrying about a specialty on hold for the first two years as I spent much time getting to know the librarians. Although when I wasn’t holed up in the library I found the time to win over the heart of my wife, Becki. After marrying my city slicker of a wife I thought my dreams of heading back to small town USA were all but over. However, all it took was a rural family medicine rotation Becki’s third year for her to see the perks of a small town practice. With my wife now on board with rural medicine it came time for me to make a decision about a specialty. By this point Family Medicine had surged to the head of the pack after loving nearly every rotation my third year. Opportunities to have such a wide scope of practice, a wide variety of ages, and the continuity of care were all factors that played into me choosing Family Medicine. My wife and I applied to IU Health Ball Memorial after reading about it online and ended up falling in love with the program after our interview day. We were instantly impressed with the opportunities we would have in OB, sports medicine, scopes, and procedural training, not mention the incredible impression the residents and staff left on us.

When not doing medicine I enjoy any activity that involves being outside. I have recently enjoyed getting into gardening since purchasing a home. I also enjoy spending as much time as possible with my wife which typically involves spending time at a national park, playing strategy based board games, or getting ice cream.

BethAnne Fisher, DO

I am returning to my home state after graduating from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Colorado.  I was privileged to be a member of the Global Track while I was there, which allowed me to do three international rotations, as well as two one week trips early on in my education.  I also went out of state for my undergraduate degree to Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, where I studied Bible and Missions.

I am truly beyond thrilled and so incredibly grateful to be here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency.  This program fits everything I was looking for and so much more.  From comprehensive family medicine to international medical mission trips, I am confident I will have every opportunity to become fully prepared for my future (and present) as a physician.  I know I have the best directors, faculty, and staff to learn from and work with.

My largest motivation for pursuing a career in medicine has been to serve the underserved, to go where the need is greatest, both here in the U.S. and abroad.  After residency (and after I have paid off loans), I hope to serve abroad on a long-term basis.

When time permits, some of my favorite things to do are:  sleep, read, go see a movie, hike, be involved with my church, and spend time with family and friends.

Daniel Linville, MD

Greetings, my name is Daniel Linville. I am from a small town about 30 miles southeast of Wichita, Kansas. I earned my undergraduate degree in Biology-Chemistry from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma and received a minor in the Spanish language. For medical school, I attended the University of Kansas and had the privilege of being the pioneer class of the satellite campus in Salina. We only had 8 students in our class, and I ended up marrying a fellow classmate!

After completing residency, I look forward to practicing full scope family medicine alongside my wife in the rural setting. I am interested in all-things family med, including minor procedures, endoscopy, and maternal care. I hope to be able to do medical missions along the way, too. One of the main reasons I chose IU Health Ball Memorial was because of the breadth of training I could receive and because of the support of the faculty and staff that I saw during the interview process.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing the piano, roasting coffee, and doing odd jobs around the house. My beautiful wife and I also enjoy traveling, visiting local stores, cooking adventurous foods, and playing board games.

Jill Linville, MD

Hello there! I was born and raised on a farm in small town Kansas. I loved growing up in the country, especially working with my bucket calves on a yearly basis. This led me to start undergrad at Kansas State University with high hopes of getting an animal science degree. This dream obviously changed as I realized that working with people gave me great joy.  I enjoyed the college of Agriculture and finished my undergrad with a degree in Food Science.

Medical school was a unique experience for me. I enjoy small town life and want to return to a rural area; therefore I signed up to be on the rural branch of University of Kansas School of Medicine in Salina, KS. There were eight students, and we embarked on being the first class to complete all 4 years in Salina. This is where I met my wonderful husband - pretty impressive with a class of 8, 3 of them being guys, and only 1 being single!

IU Health Ball Memorial was the absolute best fit for Daniel and me. We want to go back to rural Kansas, and we have a variety of interest to potentially offer that community. We know that we won’t be cut short on any area of interest here! I am hoping to be strong in sports medicine, OB, and community wellness. I know I will be supported in all of that by our great faculty and fellow residents.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy exploring new towns, cooking, baking (especially bread), board games, and spending time with friends and family.

Dallin Olson, MD

Hi, my name is Dallin Olson and I am originally from Ephraim, UT. I completed my undergraduate education at Snow College and the University of Utah (Go Utes!) where I graduated with a BS in Medical Laboratory Science. After graduation, I worked as a medical laboratory scientist at a small hospital in North Logan, UT called Cache Valley Specialty Hospital. After a year, I returned to the University of Utah to complete medical school. Entering medical school, I planned on pursing family medicine. This decision was only strengthened as I completed my 3rd year clerkships. Each rotation had parts that appealed to me making family medicine the easy choice. Additionally, I love family medicine because of the variety and the unique patient physician relationship. My ultimate goal is to practice full spectrum family medicine in a rural community.

I became familiar with IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency through several residency fairs. After my interview day, I knew I wanted to come to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital . The faculty and residents are of the highest quality. They are incredibly supportive and encouraging. The environment has a great vibe and even family-like. In addition, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital offers amazing opportunities to learn and practice full spectrum family medicine. This is exactly what I wanted in a program. I am confident that IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital will provide more than excellent training for me in my endeavors to become a rural family physician.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as hiking, four-wheeling, running, playing the piano, and watching movies.

Brett Siegle, MD

Hello, my name is Brett Siegle, and I was born and raised in the small, humble town of Council Grove, Kansas. My mother was one of four family physicians that worked at the hospital when I was younger. She was, and continues to be, an excellent role model, and an example of what a caring and well-trained physician means to a community. The opportunity to serve the individuals around her and become integrated with so many people began to be an interest I shared with her, and flourished into my career pursuit of becoming a family physician.

My college career began in Pittsburg, Kansas, where I attended Pittsburg State University. In my four years as a Gorilla, I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. I was also privileged to continue my athletic interests as a member of the Track and Field team. Most importantly, I was so fortunate to have met an incredible woman, who I would marry two days before starting medical school.

After graduating from Pittsburg State, I attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City for two years, and then finished earning my medical degree on the Wichita campus for the final two years. I became aware of the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency at the Family Medicine National Convention held in Kansas City annually. I met with Dr. Schreiner and several of the residents at the convention; I was immediately interested in the program! IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was the first residency interview I had, and I was thoroughly impressed by my interactions with the staff, residents, and attending physicians. I found that the program provided ample opportunities for me to develop into the physician I truly desired. I could tell that I would be well-equipped to provide care to patients in all aspects of life, and that the program at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital would continue to foster my development as a member of a community outside the walls of the hospital or clinic. After comparing all other residencies to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital , my wife and I were excited to learn we would become members of the Muncie community for residency!

In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball (which I am told is a big deal in Indiana), fishing, playing with our dog, grilling, playing board games, and spending time with my family.