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“For me, Members.MD gets back to the heart of the patient-physician relationship. My goal in going
into medicine was to bring more personalized health-care services to people in Nebraska. Now I have the time and resources to provide personal and comprehensive care for my patients. I couldn’t ask for more.”

                           - Dr. Joel Bessmer



Dr. Joel Bessmer, MD, FACP

A native of Plainview, NE, Dr. Bessmer is passionate about providing the highest quality of health care to the Nebraska community. He opened his Members.MD-affiliated clinic to provide unprecedented care and significantly improve the quality of his patient’s lives.

Dr. Bessmer is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. After completing his medical education, he joined the UNMC faculty in 1997, serving as associate professor of internal medicine, associate director of the internal medicine residency program, co-director of the UNMC medicine/ pediatrics residency program and medical director for UNMC Physicians Turner Park Clinic and Baker Place Clinic. Dr. Bessmer now serves as medical director for Members.MD.

Dr. Bessmer and his wife raise their family in Omaha.

Medical Education:

  • Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1993

  • Internship: University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1994

  • Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Chief Resident,


  • Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Named one of the “Best Doctors in America,” awarded annually since 2001

  • Midlands Business Journal “40 under 40” Award, 2005

  • Sir William Osler Award for Internal Medicine at UNMC, 2000

  • Internal Medicine’s “Top Teacher of the Year” Award, 1999/2000

    and 2001/2002

Private Care Services:

  • Focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases— even rare and complex chronic illnesses

  • Provide primary care to patients in their teens to the elderly and supervise care in the clinic, hospital, home and work

  • Develop personal wellness plans focused on preventive medicine