Student Health Service
Health Care Providers
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Jeffrey Noftz, MD
Dr. Noftz joined the Student Health Service in 2006. He is a graduate of BGSU, where he studied Physical Therapy. He worked as a clinical researcher, educator and senior clinician in Sports Medicine at Sports Care Medical College of Ohio (MCO) until the late 1990s, when he decided to attend medical school. After graduating from MCO, Dr. Noftz completed an accelerated training program in Family Medicine and was Chief Resident in 2002. He started his career as the Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine in the Departments of Orthopedics and Family Medicine at MCO. Since 2004 he has been in private practice here in Bowling Green, has served as the Team Physician for the BGSU Sports Medicine program and has been an Assistant Professor with the School of Allied Health at the University of Toledo.
Stephen Cox, MD
Dr. Cox joined the Student Health Service in 2012. Dr. Cox graduated from the Medical College of Ohio (MCO) in 2000, and he went on to complete his psychiatry residency at MCO in 2004. He then joined the staff of the Fulton County Hospital, where he continues to practice, providing inpatient and outpatient services. Dr. Cox is also the medical director of First Call for Help in Napoleon, OH and the medical director in Ohio with Senior Wellness Group.
Elizabeth Cox, MD
Dr. Cox joined the Student Health Service in 2012. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 2001 and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Toledo Medical Center in 2005. She has been providing psychiatric services to students on the University of Toledo's Medical Center campus since 2005.
Benjamin Forrester, DO
Dr. Forrester joined the Student Health Service in 2012. Dr. Forrester graduated from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. In 2004 he completed an internship at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He went on to complete his psychiatric residency at The University of Toledo Medical Center. Dr. Forrester is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and has been a staff psychiatrist at The Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio since 2004.
Sue Perkins, MSN, CNP
Ms. Perkins is a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has worked at the Student Health Service since 1986 and provides general medical care as well as women's health care. She is a graduate of Wayne State University with a master's in nursing.
Betty DeSilvio, BSN, RNC
Ms. DeSilvio is a BGSU graduate and has worked at the Student Health Service since 1989. She is certified in College Health Nursing. Betty is a CPR instructor, a Board Member of Ohio College Health Association and on the Alumni Advisory Board for the BGSU College of Health and Human Services.
Cynthia Hesterman, LPN
Ms. Hesterman has been with the SHS since 2007. She received her education from Northwest State in Archbold and has been licensed through the Ohio Board of Nursing since 1982. Cindy previously worked at the Henry County Family Physicians Office, the Archbold Medical Group and The Wauseon Clinic.
Jose B. Ortega, MA
Mr. Ortega has worked at BGSU since 1990. Jose enjoys working with students and can be frequently found volunteering at campus events.
Glenna Rufo, BSN, RNC
Ms. Rufo has been at the Student Health Service since 1987. Besides her employment on campus, she worked for 33 years as an RN at St. Charles Hospital in the Emergency Center and Recovery Room. She earned her bachelors from BGSU and is certified as a College Health Nurse. She is certified to teach CPR and is an ACLS provider.
Betty Whiteman, RN
Ms. Whiteman has worked at BGSU's Student Health Service since 1995. She has over twenty years of experience in nursing.
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