Dr. Jill Stalling
Dr. Stalling is a native Cornhusker, growing up as one of six children in the small town of Springfield, Nebraska. After playing three sports in high school, her passion for soccer led her to play at the collegiate level. After one year at Park College in Parkville, Missouri she transferred back home to play soccer at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha with plans to study nursing. After beginning her nursing studies, she felt a call to study Biological Sciences in greater depth and changed her major. During her senior year in college she felt God calling her to medical school. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the College of Saint Mary in December 2001, she married her high school sweetheart, Brian.
She began medical school at the Creighton University School of Medicine in the fall of 2002 while Brian worked as a cytotechnologist at Methodist Hospital there in Omaha. The Stalling family welcomed their first daughter Katelyn in June 2004 during medical school, then added 2 more daughters Annmarie and Emily to the family during Dr. Stalling’s OB/GYN residency years at the University of Kansas-Wichita.
During her residency years, numerous experiences lead her to a deeper conversion to live in full accord with her Catholic faith in the science and practice of obstetric & gynecologic medicine. It was in her search for authentic healthcare for women that Dr. Stalling learned about the Creighton Model FertilityCare system and NaProTECHNOLOGY. This led her back to Omaha after residency to study at the St. Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction as she learned both Medical and Surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY under founder Dr. Thomas Hilgers.
The Stalling family moved to Metamora, Illinois in 2011 after her fellowship as Dr. Stalling accepted a position in a general OB/GYN private practice in Peoria and worked alongside midwives for the first time in her career. She truly enjoyed the complimentary nature of a care model comprising both obstetricians and midwives, and learned a lot from her midwifery partners. She had the fantastic opportunity to work closely with Dr. Angela Martin for a few years in Peoria before Dr. Martin headed back to Indiana to join FMCC. While in Illinois, the Stalling family grew with the addition of their sons Matthew, John Paul and Bennett to even the playing field.
Desire for a NaProTECHNOLOGY and pro-life focused practice led Dr. Stalling in 2016 to OSF HealthCare in Peoria where she practiced clinical medicine and provided education on the Creighton Model and NaProTECHNOLOGY for clinicians throughout the health system. Despite enjoying her work with a Catholic health system, she missed private clinical medicine. She was deeply drawn to the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center with its authentic comprehensive care model utilizing an integrated approach to improve the lives of women, couples and families. She has a passion for women and couples struggling with fertility challenges and feels blessed to utilize the gifts God has given her to serve them during their time of suffering. She is excited to live in Ft. Wayne and work alongside a dynamic team of clinicians.