Each of our physicians is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine. Our physicians specialize in the care of patients requiring routine health and wellness exams, care for acute illnesses, and management of chronic medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, emphysema and asthma to name a few.
Vytas K. Kerpe, MD
Dr. Kerpe began practicing with our office in 1979.
He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then did a year of postgraduate work in pathology at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon before entering his Internal Medicine Residency at Loyola University Medical Center. During his years in Sheboygan he has been instrumental in developing the St. Nicholas Hospital Diabetes Program. He has also maintained a particular interest in managing patients with kidney failure, resulting in the development of the St. Nicholas Hospital Dialysis Unit in 1981.
His personal interests include bicycling, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing.
Charles F. Schleevogt, MD
Dr. Schleevogt began practicing with our office in June of 1993.
Dr. Schleevogt received a Bachelor Degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He then earned a Doctorate of Medicine in 1989 from the University of Illinois at Rockford. He completed an internal medicine residency and one year chief residency at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
His personal interests include photography and biking.
Michael D. Johnson, MD
Dr. Johnson began practicing with our office in July of 2000.
Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He then earned a Doctorate of Medicine in 1997 from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. While there he was awarded the Kass Fellowship from the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Samuel J. Roessler Research Scholarship. He completed a year-long internship and two year residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado in their internal medicine program.
His interests include spending time with his family and mentoring children through coaching various sports teams.
Nicholas C. Barnes, DO
Dr. Barnes began practicing with our office in August of 2005.
Dr. Barnes received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in biological sciences from Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland. During college he was active in research and awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship for undergraduate research. He then earned a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois in June of 2002. He completed an internal medicine residency at Loyola University Hospital, Maywood, Illinois in June 2005.
His personal interests include sailing, travel, and animals of all kinds.
Elizabeth L. Zurich, DO
Dr. Zurich began practicing with our office August 2011.
Dr. Zurich earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2003. She then earned a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. She completed an internal medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She also served as a hospitalist at Rush University.
Her interests include spending time with family and traveling. She is an active member of the Sheboygan Service Club.