SwedishAmerican Hires Byron Couple As New Providers

SwedishAmerican can say it’s all in the family, literally, for a pair of physicians serving patients in Ogle County. Drs. Kayla (Bliton), DO, and Joseph Kimbell, DO, are joining SwedishAmerican this week.

Kayla graduated from Byron High School, attended Augustana College and received her medical degree from Des Moines University where she met her husband. The couple both completed residencies in Detroit, were married in 2015 and decided to move closer to Kayla’s family who still live in Northern Illinois. The physician couple found a home in Ogle County, live just minutes from work, and look forward to being active in the community.

“My family was thrilled when they learned we were relocating to Ogle County,” Kayla said. “There's a need for quality medical care here so I'm really looking forward to serving local patients, and we're very excited to be on the same team.”

The physician team has taken several medical mission trips together to places like Guatemala, and also enjoy biking, swimming, competing in triathlons, traveling and spending time with their new puppy.

Kayla Kimbell, DO, is board-certified in osteopathic family medicine with a special interest and further training in medical dermatology and skin procedures. She will see patients at Brookside Specialty Clinic in Rockford for dermatological care and at the Davis Junction Clinic for family medicine. To schedule an appointment with her in Rockford call 779-696-9201 or in Davis Junction call 779-696-9200.

Joseph Kimbell, DO, is board-certified in osteopathic family medicine and has a special interest in sports medicine, urology and diabetes management. He received numerous awards including Family Medicine Resident of the Year award from the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Kimbell will see patients at our Byron Clinic. To schedule an appointment with him, call 779-696-1300.

About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

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Katryna Kirby