About Us

Family Medical Specialties is a professional medical corporation originally established in Holdrege, Nebraska, in 1926. The Family Medical Specialties medical staff includes five physicians, three certified physician assistant, RNs, LPNs, medical technicians, radiology technicians and a variety of laboratory and support staff.

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  • Jeffrey Berney, M.D.
  • Scott Ehresman, M.D.
  • William Sandy, M.D.
  • Shane M. Smith, M.D.
  • Thomas Smith, M.D.
  • Charles Christie, PA-C
  • Mallory Haas, PA-C
  • Katie Luthy, PA-C

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  • Allergy
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Physicals
  • Diagnostic Lab
  • Family Practice
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory
  • Obstetrics (OB)
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Cosmetic

We have established clinics with visiting specialists in the following areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Ear/Nose/Throat
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Spine
  • Wound Treatment
  • Urology

Our primary service area includes the following counties:

  • Phelps
  • Buffalo
  • Kearney
  • Harlan
  • Gosper
  • Furnas

We also see patients throughout southwest and south central Nebraska and northern Kansas.

Our modern offices include a certified and accredited laboratory, diagnostics lab and allergy center, digital x-ray, and bone density testing. The beautiful facility, opened in 2008, is designed around five central nursing stations, each serving six exam rooms. Two dedicated minor procedures rooms are also available. Specialized services such as physical therapy are available within our building as well.


“Very satisfied with services here. Lab workers are very caring and good, greeter nurse is so personable. Room nurses are very knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Sandy can’t be beat all around! … Whole staff is rated an A.”

- Patient

“Dr. S Smith is a wonderful Dr. to my son. Always friendly and is always fast. Makes sure I know and understand what is wrong. Couldn’t find a better Dr. Thank you!”

- Parent of Patient

“Dr. Berney and his nurses are always very professional and polite. Thanks for always going above and beyond Brittany and Jolee!”

- Patient

“This is the only doctor office I will come to. I have always been treated with respect by all the doctors I have seen here…I drive 1 hour to come here – 2 hr round trip.”

- Patient



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