Staff

Dr Ruby NorthrupDr. Ruby Northrup, D.O.

Dr. Northrup has been providing medical care to Lincoln and the surrounding area since 1999. She is a graduate of Iowa State University and earned her medical degree in 1996 from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her internal medicine residency in 1999 at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE.

Dr. Northrup started her career at the Smith Reed Clinic in Lincoln. She opened Northrup Internal Medicine and Primary care in September of 2000. In June of 2013 she moved her practice to Northrup & Associates.

Dr. Northrup, a native of Iowa, has two adult daughters, five wonderful grandchildren and two beloved dogs, Stella and Lucy. She prefers to practice in a small group where individualized care and a personal touch are easy to achieve.


Kayla Hunt, PA-C

Kayla is a native of Valentine Nebraska where much of her family still lives. She has been practicing as a Physician’s Assistant for 19 years. Kayla’s education includes a BSN degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She obtained her degree as a Physician’s Assistant from the University of North Dakota. She has worked in both hospital and cardiac settings.

Kayla has one daughter and likes to spend her time away from work with her family. She also enjoys all aspects of rodeo.


Penny Placke, PA-C

Penny, a native of Nebraska, has been practicing as a Physician’s Assistant for 20 years. She has a BS degree in Biology from UNL and an advanced degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has worked in Omaha, Papillion and for the last 10 years in Lincoln.

She loves the full spectrum of patient care and will see patients 10 years or older. She is dedicated to her patients and works hard to meet their needs. Penny and her family enjoy spending time together and love the outdoors.