Dr. Timothy Miller

Dr. Timothy A. Miller and Dr. Kristin Newcome chose to become family medicine physicians because they had the desire to develop personal relationships with their patients.  They are concerned that the current health care system, and the changes to come, have and will continue to become an obstacle to the care they wish to provide to their patients.  Therefore, they have decided to join a rapidly growing movement to put their patients at a priority.



Our Team

The Basics

Robbin Brunner - Administrative Assistant  

Robbin has been in the medical field for 23 years.  She specializes in accounts payable, medical records, scheduling, registration and patient requests.  Robbin is a graduate of Maroa-Forsyth High School.  As an administrative assistant, Robbin is there to make your visit as professional and pleasant as possible.

About Priority Health Family Medicine

Sheryl Miller - Business Manager  

Sheryl graduated from Robert Morris in 1985 with an Associate Degree in medical assisting.  She has been in the medical field for 34 years.  She has been an office manager for 24 years.

 Andrea Sheffer, RN -  Nurse  

Andrea graduated from Parkland Community College with her registered nursing degree in 1988.  She began her nursing career in pediatrics at DMH before transferring to pediatric intensive care at St. John's Hospital.  From there, Andrea spent 8 years in family practice as the clinical coordinator for the Wabash Clinic in Decatur before spending 2 years as a community health nurse at the Macon County Health Department's WIC department.  She also worked 2 years as a radiology nurse at DMH.  She joined Dr. Newcome in 2003.  She has worked alongside Dr. Newcome as her RN, RN Manager, and most recently as the nurse coordinator of the DMH Medical Group's Forsyth Family Office.  She joins us with over 24 years of family practice experience.

Robbin                             Andrea                             Sheryl

Our team consists of friendly, experienced clerical, clinical, and management staff.

 Dr. Kristin Newcome

Dr. Miller graduated from Maroa-Forsyth High School in 1985.  He attended Millikin University and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1989.  He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Champaign-Urbana in 1993.  He graduated from SIU Decatur Family Medicine Residency in 1996.  He has been practicing family medicine in Decatur, Maroa and Forsyth over the past 23 years. 

Dr. Miller has been the Medical Director of the Wellness Center at DMH for the last 11 years, and has performed in-office No-Scalpel Vasectomies for the last 23 years.

Dr. Newcome was born and raised in the Decatur area, and graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1991.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1995, and completed her doctorate at SIU School of Medicine in 1999.  She graduated from SIU Decatur Family Practice Residency in 2002, and has practiced in Decatur and Forsyth for 17 years.

Dr. Newcome enjoys all aspects of family medicine, but has a special interest in women's health and pediatrics.  She was named one of 20 "Top Doctors" in Direct Primary Care in the nation for 2014.

Priority Health Family Medicine operates on an annual membership so that you, the patient, can have unlimited access to your personal primary care physician.  Membership covers the cost of office visits, eliminating the need for co-pays.

This allows patients to focus on their health needs, not worry about the cost of each visit. 

By purposefully limiting the number of patients enrolled in the practice, Dr. Miller and Dr. Newcome can provide the health care you need in an unhurried atmosphere.  This allows timely scheduling and 24 hour access at a reasonable cost.