About Us

Noemi Adame, MD, FAAP

Dr. Noemi Adame is a board-certified pediatrician. She is an expert in the healthcare of children from newborns to young adults and focuses on a holistic approach to the care of each child.

Education and Training

Dr. Adame earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. She earned her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Texas—Medical Branch in Galveston and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Utah, with most of her time spent at the nationally recognized Primary Children’s Medical Center. 

Dr. Adame is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is a member of the AAP’s Sections for Breastfeeding Medicine and  LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness. 


Before relocating to Indiana, Dr. Adame spent most of her career as a pediatric hospitalist at the University of Texas-Health Science Center San Antonio spearheading projects to incorporate Family-Centered Rounds into the training of pediatric residents and medical students in the inpatient service. She believes the family and the child are the most important members of the healthcare team and encourages shared decision-making. 

Dr. Adame is a native of south Texas but has lived in Culver, IN since 2015. She has an incredibly supportive husband, Chris Gamel, who teaches at Culver Academies and manages the business aspects of Culver Pediatrics Center. Together they have two children. Their daughter is a Culver Academies graduate. Their son attends Culver Summer Schools and Camps and will enroll at Culver Academies in the near future. The proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, Dr. Adame is fluent in both English and Spanish.

When Dr. Adame is not busy providing exceptional care to her patients, she is baking plant-based goodies, running along the shores of Lake Max with her dog Coco, or reading a book from Culver-Union Public Library. 

Areas of Expertise
  • Breastfeeding Medicine
  • Health and wellness of LGBTQ+ children and families
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Plant-based cooking and baking
  • Preventative health including vaccines
  • Sports injuries and concussion management
  • Positive parenting solutions to behavioral health

Staff & Team

Chris Gamel, PhD - Business Manager

Chris Gamel is the business manager for Culver Pediatrics Center. Patients and families may receive billing or business-related emails from him. 

Dr. Gamel works full time as an AP Biology instructor at Culver Academies. He has taught at Culver Academies since 2015 and also serves as BI for Troop B. He has a PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M and over 20 years of teaching experience. 

He is married to Dr. Adame. Together they have two children. Their daughter is a Culver Academies graduate. Their son attends Culver Summer Schools and Camps and is looking forward to enrolling at Culver Academies Winter School in the near future.

When Dr. Gamel is not making budget spreadsheets for Culver Pediatrics Center or teaching AP Biology, he is photographing wildlife, cooking a plant-based gourmet meal for the family, or sitting on his recliner with a good book.

Chente, TMCB

Chente is Dr. Adame’s Trusty Mobile Clinic Bag. He is named after the famous Mexican ranchera singer, Vicente “Chente” Fernandez. He is made from antimicrobial materials to keep children safe from germs.

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