Dr. Hengstebeck received her D.O. degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU-COM) and completed a Family Medicine Residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Flint, Mich.
After completing her residency, Dr. Hengstebeck served in the U.S. Navy from 1998-2002. As a Lieutenant Commander, she spent three years at the Naval Hospital in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, followed by one year at the Naval Air Station in Whiting Field, Fla.
From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Hengstebeck worked in rural, underserved communities located in North Florida. At Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, a critical access facility located in Graceville, Fla., and at Tri County Family Health Care, a federally qualified health center located in Greenville, Fla., she served as a staff physician and interim medical director. She was also Assistant Clinical Faculty at Florida State University College of Medicine and served as a preceptor for first-year medical students from both Florida State University and the University of Florida.
Since 2013, Dr. Hengstebeck has been clinical faculty at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her primary responsibilities have included the development of a clinical skills curriculum for first and second year medical students and oversight of the Family Medicine clerkship.