Founder

James A Gottfried, MD

Dr. Gottfried joined the Norwalk Clinic in 1978 and branched off in 2003 starting James A. Gottfried M.D., Inc. and as he added his partners, the name changed to Northern Ohio Family Practice

After over 40 years of practicing medicine, Dr. James Gottfried made the decision in 2019 to retire and spend some much deserved time with his lovely wife, Patti and his family and friends.

Physicians

Rolland Rogers, III D.O.

Dr. Rolland Rogers grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio (2000), and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio and St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake, Ohio (2003).

Dr. Rogers is board certified in Family Medicine. He is an active member of the Fisher-Titus medical staff, American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). He has served as the Chief of Family Medicine for Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor for Ohio University and actively trains medical students, interns, and residents.

Dr. Rogers and his wife moved to Milan, Ohio in 2003 and joined the practice of James A. Gottfried, M.D. He enjoys practicing a full range of family medicine from newborns to geriatrics, performing minor office procedures, and training future physicians. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters as well as playing ice hockey, mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking.

Amy Browne, D.O.

Amy Browne, DO

Dr. Amy Browne grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned her doctorate of osteopathic medicine (DO) at Des Moines University college of Opsteopathic Medicine in 2007 and completed her residency training in Family Medicine and OMT (Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy) at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio in 2010.

Dr. Browne is board certified in Family Medicine. She is an active member at Fisher Titus and AOA. She also enjoys training medical students, interns, and residents. Dr. Browne enjoys the full range of Family practice from the new born patient in the nursery to the geriatric patient in the office. She also takes care of patients in local nursing homes.

Dr. Browne moved to Sandusky, Ohio in 2006 where she met her husband, Eric. In her leisure time she enjoys watching movies, reading, and music. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, her son and miniature dachshund, Diesel.

Elyse Tinker, D.O.

Dr. Elyse Tinker was born and raised in Norwalk, OH and is a proud graduate of Norwalk City Schools. She attended medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) in Athens, OH in 2013 and completed residency in family medicine at MacNeal Hospital near Chicago, IL in 2016 where she also served as chief resident and then as faculty.

Dr. Tinker is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). She is passionate about preventive medicine and women’s health but enjoys all aspects of family medicine.

Dr. Tinker moved home to Norwalk with her husband in 2017 to join the practice of her childhood physician, Dr. James Gottfried. She enjoys spending time with her family including her husband, daughter and son, cooking, gardening, hiking, traveling and practicing yoga in her spare time.

Adam Link, D.O.

Dr. Adam Link was born and raised in Huron, Ohio. He attended the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, Pennsylvania, receiving his degree in Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. Dr. Link attended the Family Medicine Residency at Firelands Regional Medical Center, and completed the program in 2019.

Dr. Link is board certified to practice Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. He is ongoing member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). Dr. Link is an avid practitioner of Osteopathic Manipulation, and enjoys working with patients of all ages with a special focus on osteopathic Manipulation.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Link lives in Huron with his wife, Ann, and his two children, Conner and Kendon.  Dr. Link is also a lifelong fan and supporter of the Cleveland sports teams, in particular the Cleveland Indians.

Nurse Practitioners

Rebecca Beck, C.N.P.

Rebecca Beck is a Family Nurse Practitioner who received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Toledo and the Medical College of Toledo. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and is a certified CPR instructor.

Rebecca sees patients from newborn to older adults and particularly enjoys adolescent and women’s health.

Rebecca lives in Norwalk with her husband, Scott and their three children. They have three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys helping on their family farm and being outdoors. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, photography and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Maureen Jorden, C.N.P.

Maureen Y.  Jorden, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who recently joined our practice. Maureen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Toledo. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and holds professional membership with the AANP, the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN), and the Council of Ohio Healthcare Advocacy (COHCA). She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, an honor society for nurses.

Maureen enjoys working with patients of all ages and has a heart for diabetes care and management. She has a wide range of nursing experience including, most recently, as member of the Faculty of the School of Nursing at Lorain Community College, Fireland’s Campus. She seeks to build collaborative relationships with her patients, and feels education is key to working together toward goals.

Maureen has 3 adult children and special affection for her cat, Theou. She loves to travel, exploring God’s creation, and enjoys singing, hiking, and canoeing. She loves music and plays both piano and guitar.

Management

Practice Administrator

Louetta has worked in health care for over 20 years and is certified in health information, billing and practice management.  She graduated college with a degree in Applied Science & Technology which helps to keep the office on track with ever changing technology.

She is passionate about patient care and ensuring that patients are always first priority. 

In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, which include her husband, four children, and her 6 wonderful grandchildren.