About

Beth A. Bish, CNP

Co-owner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

A Registered Nurse for more than 30 years, Beth graduated in 2005 from The Ohio State University College of Nursing with a Master's Degree with a specialization of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. From 2005 to 2014, Beth worked at Lima Pediatrics in Lima, Ohio, as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Beth has several special interests: newborns—premature or full term; growth and development; skin issues; and kids with behavioral challenges, such as autism, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Beth prefers to use non-medication treatment to effect healing before prescribing medications. She seeks to discover the underlying cause for the problem rather than treat a symptom only. However, if medications are needed, she will order what is required for the child's recovery or alleviation of symptoms.

Beth is passionate about providing effective care to children; she desires to do the right thing the first time. She recognizes life is full of challenges for families, and that time and money are precious resources for everyone.

Beth is married and has three children: Ian, Lauren, and Emily. Beth and her husband Jim live in Bluffton, Ohio.

Michelle Tegenkamp, APRN-CNP

With more than 20 years of experience providing excellent medical and nursing care to children, Michelle graduated from The Ohio State University College of Nursing in 2004.

Michelle is highly skilled in appropriate diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illnesses in children as well as assisting parents in all aspects of wellness care.

Serving patients at Bluffton Pediatrics beginning September 2019. Member of Ohio National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practioners since 2004.

Christine Clymer, Executive Director

Christine has worked in healthcare and business management for 18 years. She has been Director of Marketing and Sales for Devine Intervention, a catering business, for 15 years.

As an administrator, Christine is excited to be introducing parents and caregivers to the patient portal and to advances in paperless communication. As a mom, Christine is thrilled to be advancing pediatric healthcare in Bluffton and the surrounding areas.

Jim Bish, Co-owner

As a Registered Nurse and co-owner of the practice, Jim is an integral part of Bluffton Pediatrics.

Jim works full-time at a local hospital. He previously served in the U.S. Coast Guard.