For Immediate Release
July 24, 2012
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Scott Memorial Hospital
Dr. Hunefeld Completes Family Practice Re-Certification
Dr. Skip Hunefeld, a family physician in Scottsburg, and current Chief of Staff at Scott
Memorial Hospital, recently passed his family medicine board re-certification.
Dr. Hunefeld graduated with highest honors from Purdue University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Developmental and Cell Biology before graduating from Indiana University School of
Medicine in 1991. After this, he completed a 3 year residency in Family Medicine at St. Vincent
and Health Care Services in Indianapolis. During his residency, he was honored by being
selected as the Chief Resident in 1994 and received the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award in
the same year.
In 1994, he and his wife Barbie moved to Scottsburg and established his medical practice which
is now called St. Luke’s Medical Ministry. His practice focuses on providing medical care for
all ages, including obstetrics, in the context of a Christian ministry.
Dr. Hunefeld explained, “A board certified family physician must complete an accredited 3 year
residency and must pass a board exam every 7 years to maintain certification.” Dr. Hunefeld has
remained board certified since finishing his residency, passing the comprehensive exam in 1994,
2000, 2006, and most recently in March 2012.
In spite of all the changes in healthcare, Dr. Hunefeld still enjoys practicing the wide range of
medicine common to family doctors in rural America. His biggest frustration in medicine is
dealing with the ever-increasing amount of paperwork which takes valuable time away from
Many people ask about how his practice is also a ministry. He stated, “I am a Christian who just
happens to be a family physician. Whatever I do, I try my best to do it as if working for Jesus. I
often take the opportunity to discuss spiritual issues with my patients, praying with them
whenever it is appropriate.” He continued, “When I am seeing patients, they often share with me
the details if their lives, including the good things and their biggest challenges. These are
opportunities to praise God for his goodness or ask God for help. This is accomplished through
prayer, which is really just talking to God as our Father.”
Dr. Hunefeld has enjoyed serving this community for the past 18 years, whether coaching,
serving at church, or practicing medicine. Dr. Hunefeld and his wife Barbie look forward to
spending many more years serving the Scott County area.