Northwest Health Welcomes Dr. Vijaya Chapala to Hobart location

Northwest Health Welcomes Dr. Vijaya Chapala to Hobart location

Northwest Health is welcoming Vijaya Chapala, M.D., back to Northwest Medical Group, the hospital system’s multispecialty physician group. She previously treated patients at Northwest Medical Group’s Portage location from 2016 to 2020.

Dr. Chapala, a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, is now accepting new patients at Northwest Medical Group – Primary Care, 7890 E. Ridge Road, Hobart. The office is located at the northwest corner of East Ridge Road and Rt. 51.

After earning graduate degrees in botany, biochemistry and nutrition, Dr. Chapala continued her research career in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Her attention was then directed to a patient-centered field, prompting her pursuit of a medical degree at the Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Chapala completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Allegheny University Hospitals in Philadelphia and continued as an attending physician at the VA Hospital in Asheville, NC.

After more than a decade caring for our veterans, she continues to incorporate integrative and preventive medicine and nutrition to individualize each patient’s treatment plan.

With personal experience caring for elderly parents, Dr. Chapala understands elderly patients need support from their medical team in addition to their families and community to achieve their personal quality of life.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chapala call 219-947-7880 or visit