Dr. Joel Schumacher

Your Family doctor

Dr. Joel Schumacher began practicing medicine in Plymouth, Indiana, in 1995 when he joined Dr. Kent Guild. He is thrilled to be returning to where it all began.

Joel grew up in a two stop-light town near Fort Wayne after moving there in second grade.  He quarterbacked the football team, ran hurdles in track, and drove many of his teachers crazy. He surprised (most) everyone by graduating third in his class at Norwell High School just to ensure he wouldn't have to give a speech at graduation. Currently, Joel lives on a farm west of Plymouth with cattle, horses, chickens, more barn cats than he prefers and a dog.  He and his wife, Lynn have been married 28 years and have three children. They are members of Crossroads E. Free Church.

Joel graduated from Hillsdale College (MI) in 1988 with a B.S. in Biology.  He earned his M.D. from Indiana University Medical School in 1992. Joel completed his training in family practice as chief resident at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. He moved to Marshall County in 1995 to begin practice with Dr. Kent Guild, establishing Plymouth Family and Internal Medicine.  He is board-certified in Family Practice. 

Four years ago, he jumped off the primary care treadmill to help pioneer a new way to deliver employer-based healthcare in Valparaiso and Merrillville with the Indianapolis-based company, OurHealth. 

He has seen the benefit of patient care that restores the old-fashioned doctor-patient relationship and is passionate about bringing it back to Marshall County.


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