The Providers



Amy S. Jolliff, M.D.

Board Certified: American Board of Family Physicians

Residency: Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio

Internship: Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio

MD: Ohio State University

BS:Human Nutrition, Ohio State University

Member: American Academy of Family Practice, Ohio State Medical Association, Wayne County Medical Society, and Ohio State Coroner's Association

Current Appointments: Wayne County Children's Services Advisory Board, Wayne County Coroner;  Medical Director-Brookdale and Townsview Terrace

Dr. Jolliff resides in Wooster with her husband. Away from work she fills her time with family, church, gardening and needlework.

Christopher B. Ranney

Board Certified: American Board of Family Practice, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio

Residency: United States Air Force, Andrews Air Force Base

Intership: United States Air Force, Andrews Air Force Base

MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

BA: Biology and Economics-Bucknell University, Lewisburg Pennsylvania

Member: American Academy of Family Physicians, Ohio State Medical Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine

Former Appointments/Positions Held: Assistant Professor-Toledo Hospital Family Medical Residency; Medical Director-Family Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska; Major-United States Air Force

Current Appointments/Positions Held: Team Physician-College of Wooster; Team Physician-Wooster Oilers Hockey Team; Team Physician-Green Local Schools; Medical Director-Wooster Community Hospital HealthPoint

Dr. Ranney joined Milltown Family Physicians in July of 2007, following his commitment to the United States Air Force.  Dr. Ranney resides in Wooster with his wife and three children.  He enjoys tennis, coaching soccer, church and traveling.

Dr. John E. Schinner

Board Certified: American Board of Family Physicians since 2013

Residency and internship: St Elizabeth Health System

MD: University of Sint Eustatius College of Medicine

BS: University of Maryland

Member: Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. Schinner and his wife have recently moved to Wooster. He enjoys boating and is a history buff. Dr. Schinner cares about providing high quality care for his patients.

Eric A. Smith, M.D.

Board Certified: American Board of Family Practice; American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Fellowship: 2003-2004, Obstetrics-University of Rochester Medical Center, 2002-2003 Faculty Development, University of Rochester Medical Center

Residency and Internship: Maine Medical Center-Family Medicine, Portland, Maine

MD: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

BA: Biology-Reed College, Portland, Oregon

Member: American Academy of Family Practice, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, Ohio States Medical Association, American Society of clinical Hypnosis, American Association of Medical Acupuncture

Former Appointments/Positions Held: Director of Maternity Services, Brown Street Community Health Center, Rochester, New York; Faculty Physician, Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York; Faculty Physician, Greater Lawrence Community Health Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Current Appointments/Positions Held: Medical Director-Viola Startzman Clinic since 2010

Dr. Smith moved to Wooster and joined Milltown Family Physicians in October of 2007 when his wife accepted a Professor position at The College of Wooster. Dr. Smith resides in Wooster with his wife and two children. He enjoys mushroom hunting, cooking, hiking, and trail running.

John K. Miller, M.D.

Board Certified: American Academy of Family Physicians

Additional Certifications: Certified Medical Director-Long Term Care

Fellowship: American Academy of Family Physicians

Residency:  1977-1980 York Hospital,York, Pennsylvania;  1979-1980-Chief Resident, York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania

MD: University of Cincinnati

BS: Natural Sciences-Xavier University

Member: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Directors Association, Wayne County Medical Society.

Former Appointments/Positions Held: Board Member-Hospice of Wayne County, Board Member-Mental Health and Recovery Board, Viola Startzman Free Clinic

Current Appointments/Positions Held: Medical Director of Wayne County Care Center and West View Healthy Living, Medical Director-Quantum Health Care, Board of Directors-Wayne Holmes Independent Physician Corporation, President-Wayne Holmes Health Network

Dr. Miller has been a family physician in Wayne County for over 30 years. Dr. Miller resides in Wooster and enjoys reading, landscaping, golf, and traveling.

Dr. John Prokop, D.O.
John Prokop, D.O.

We are happy to announce the addition of Dr. John Prokop who Joined Milltown Family Physicians in August of this year. Dr. Prokop brings some added services to Milltown Family Physicians. In addition to being a Family Physician he has open up patient time to do Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

Dr. Prokop was Chief Resident at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and graduated from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
His wife is finishing her residency and will be joining him to work in Wooster in Ob/Gyn.  They plan on making Wooster their home. Dr. Prokop is a current instructor for NEOMED Center for Family Medicine.

He is a member of American Academy of Family Practice, Ohio Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians among other affiliations. Dr. John Prokop enjoys spending time with his wife and family. His hobbies include hiking, fishing and golfing.


Paul R. Nielsen, M.D., M.S.

Board Certified: American Board of Family Practice

Residency: Family Practice, SUMMA-Barberton Hospital

Internship: SUMMA-Barberton Hospital

MD: American University of the Caribbean 2006

MS: Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University 2003

BA: Biology-College of Wooster 1995

Member: American Academy of Family Practice

Current Appointments/Positions Held: Medical Director of Glendora Health Care Center, Smithville-Western Care Center and The Avenue; Co-Medical Director of Wooster Community Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Community Care Network; Vice Chief of Staff at Wooster Community Hospital; Adjunct Professor at The College of Wooster

Languages: English, Spanish

Following graduation from The College of Wooster, Dr. Nielsen remained a resident in Wooster, working at The Ohio State University Wooster Campus for eight years prior to going to medical school. Dr. Nielsen served as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic at Wooster Township Fire Department from 1995 to 2003. Dr. Nielsen resides in Wooster with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, and traveling.

Mid-Level Providers

Barbara J. Tickton, C.R.N.P.

Certifications:  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner; American Nurses Credentialing Center-Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner; Certified in Anti-Coagulation Therapy Management

BS: Ohio State University-College of Nursing

MS: Columbia University School Of Nursing-Dual degree in Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Member: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners; Sigma Theta Tau International

Former Appointments: Viola Startzman Free Clinic

Barbara’s experience includes cardiology, weight loss, and geriatrics. In her free time, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends and miniature dachshunds.

Matthew T. Crowley, C.N.P.

Credentials: State of Ohio Advanced Certified Nurse Practitioner

MS: Otterbein University - Family Nurse Practitioner

BS: Ashland University  - College of Nursing

Memberships: American Academy of Nurse Practitoners

Matt's experience includes Oncology/Hematology and Family Medicine