The Team

Caleb Schroeder, MD, FACS

Dr. Schroeder is a board certified general surgeon and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He grew up in the Blue Hill area. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Doane College in Crete, and his Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 2010. He completed his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, and is a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 

Dr. Schroeder has a special interest in medical education and is a strong advocate of recruitment for rural medicine. He participates in medical education projects for students from grade school through college, as well as being the preceptor for the general surgery rotation for UNMC residents and physician assistant students. Dr. Schroeder has always strived to gain new insight and knowledge to better serve his patients. He believes that the process of learning new techniques affords him a wide range of expertise to push his practice to the forefront of the surgical arena. He has presented his research about patient comfort during colonoscopies at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He also acts as a reviewer for scientific journals.

Dr. Schroeder provides service for a variety of general surgery procedures. He performs surgery to address diseases of the gallbladder, breast, skin, lymph nodes, skin cancer, wound care, hemorrhoids, small and large bowel. He performs a variety of laparoscopies procedures, as well as colonoscopies and upper endoscopies.

He offers services at Mary Lanning Hospital, Hastings Surgical Center, Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, and Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva. 

As a husband and father of two children, he is honored to provide surgical care for the community. He enjoys watching sports, the outdoors, and exercising.
Melissa Hinrichs, RN BSN

Mel pursued a Bachelor of Science is Biology and Biopsychology at Hastings College and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University. She has been in the medical field since 2009. She is committed to making your experience enjoyable and addressing all of your concerns. Mel is a positive professional within all areas of the clinic environment and ensures that office operations run smoothly and professionally to support the staff, the clinic, and the patients. She enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and their three sons on their family farm.
Heidi Weidner, CNA

In 2000, Heidi graduated from Missouri Western State University with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She has always had an interest in the medical field and enjoys touching the lives of others. She has been in the medical field for over 14 years. Heidi was born and raised in Hastings , NE. She enjoys spending family time with her husband, Austin, and 4 boys. When she is not attending her boys' sporting events she enjoys doing crafts, shopping and being outdoors.