How we serve you
Our Westfield Premier team of physicians, nurses, and staff have unique and caring personalities. Our shared values are faith, family, and health. Our mission is to serve you above and beyond.
It is your time
Everyone has value, and the best way to show people their value is to give them time. Since we work for you, not an insurance company or hospital, we will take time to listen to your symptoms and concerns. We will take time to develop a relationship where we understand your history and lifestyle. We will take time to explore treatments that go beyond a prescription pad. Your good health gives you more time to spend with your family, your job, and your passions.
It is personal
We believe that people improve and sustain their health through close personal relationships with their physicians. We offer privacy, attention, and unique care that comes with a personal Premier physician. You may contact us anytime with any questions or concerns, and you will receive personalized same day care.
It is lower-cost
There is a better way to experience quality healthcare. We must realize that the high costs and inefficiencies of health insurance can be avoided without sacrificing great healthcare. We can lower excessive costs through innovative technologies and direct and unrestricted access to a personal Premier physician dedicated to being your partner in health.
Robert D. Habig MD
Dr. Bob grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He received his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a Family Practice Residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He Is board certified in Family Medicine and opened his private practice in Westfield, Indiana in 1980 where he continues to practice at the same location.
Dr. Bob is well-respected and has cared for generations of patients in Hamilton County. He is well-known for his assistance with Westfield High School curricula and sports. He enjoys caring for all ages and is well-versed in elder care having served as Medical Director for a Westfield nursing home for over thirty-six years. Dr. Bob is quite unique as a physician as he is also an Aviation Medical Examiner. On a daily basis, he performs flight physicals for pilots and assures good health for all those in the air.
Dr. Bob knows what families are all about. As one of eight children, he learned at an early age to work together as a family. He is married to Dr. Elaine and they have three children. He is a private pilot who loves to fly when time and weather permits. He is an avid racquetball player and enthusiast of fitness and exercise. He also enjoys fishing, golfing and, yes, yardwork.
Mary Pat Forkin MD
Dr. Mary Pat grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She received her MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She was honored to be Chief Resident in her graduate program at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in St. Louis and became board certified in Family Medicine. She has been a family and emergency room physician to many in Central Indiana for the past thirty years.
Dr. Forkin is very diligent and caring in all aspects of family medicine and has a particular interest in heart disease prevention and advanced cholesterol testing. She especially enjoys providing compassionate and personal care to the entire family. She believes her patients deserve timely appointments, courteous reception, and efficient administration of healthcare. She will be your advocate in all aspects of your physical and emotional needs. She will be your assurance if you need urgent care or develop a chronic illness. You will have a physician who knows you well and is available for consultation 24/7.
Dr. Mary Pat grew up in a family of eight. She is a mother to five, grandmother to three (so far!), and knows the importance of healthy families. She looks forward to serving you and is honored to have the privilege to partner with you to provide the care YOU deserve.
Elaine Habig MD FACP
Dr. Elaine grew up in southwest Indiana and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana State University with a degree in Chemistry. She earned her MD from Indiana University Medical School. She completed her residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Habig has over 30 years experience as an Internist in private practice, both in hospital and outpatient settings. She developed a disease management software system to help physicians, which is still in use today.
Dr. Habig enjoys all aspects of adult care, from the very simple to the most complex. Her areas of interest are diabetes, cardiology, chronic disease, and preventive care. She is well-known for her ability to “put the pieces together” and to solve problems with a holistic approach. Patients enjoy her ability to make everything simple and easy to understand.
Dr. Habig has been married for 37 years and is the mother of three children. She balances work and family and understands the challenges of doing so for others. She loves playing the piano, singing in her church choir, growing and caring for plants and cats, and traveling.
Carla Erickson FNP
Carla has been part of the Westfield practice for twenty years. Carla graduated with a BSN degree with training in nursing from St.Teresa and Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She completed a Master’s degree in Nursing in 1983 and has worked at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis. Her nursing background includes OB/GYN, pediatrics, prenatal education, and family practice. After three years of continuing studies, she received a post-master’s certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1997.
Carla enjoys caring for patients of all ages, especially generations of families. She is our expert at education and wellness. She views her job as helping our patients learn about wellness and how to live a long and happy life.
Carla comes from a large Italian/Sicilian family who taught her to cook and love food. She and her husband are proud parents of two children and two grandchildren. Her special loves are her family and her church where she volunteers regularly and graciously.
What we love about Carla is that she works hand-in-hand with all three doctors every day. She is trusted and respected with special expertise in acute and preventive medicine, ADHD, adolescent care, and women’s health.