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Nextera Healthcare – Nebraska

Nextera Healthcare’s direct primary care membership for individuals, families and businesses provides a convenient, cost-effective solution for those looking to get more out of their primary care coverage.

Nextera Healthcare providers offer year-round, comprehensive adult and family primary care services, including but not limited to:

  • Acute care and chronic disease management
  • Allergy evaluation and management
  • Dermatology
  • Mental health, including treatment for depression, anxiety and other mood disorders
  • School, sports and workplace physicals
  • Sleep hygiene assessments and support
  • Stress management
  • Treatment of sprains, lacerations and broken bones
  • Weight management and health risk assessment
  • Women’s health
  • Well checks for infants and children
  • Preventive health care
  • Same-day appointments or next-day appointments based on medical need.
    Please call 911 in the event of a medical emergency.

In addition to the services above, Nextera Healthcare membership offers patients:

  • After-hours care for more urgent medical needs (non-life threatening emergencies)
  • Remote or virtual access to physicians via email or phone if you are busy or traveling
  • Deeply discounted imaging and laboratory services

* The list of medical services offered may be subject to change

Our Providers

April Thomas, APRN

Omaha
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April Thomas, APRN

Omaha

April Thomas is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who is passionate about developing strong patient relationships to increase the quality of care. She obtained an undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Chicago and a masters degree from Creighton University in Omaha. She has spent much of her career in community health settings, providing primary care to high-risk patients with limited resources, which ingrained in her that our physical health cannot be separated from our mental, emotional, spiritual, or socioeconomic well being.

April practices integrative care –– a whole-person approach that acknowledges the complex factors influencing health, wellness, and disease and elevates the partnership between patient and provider. Integrative care encourages the use of evidence-based lifestyle and natural therapies whenever possible, to improve patient safety and keep healthcare costs low. So April pairs the pharmaceutical treatment of chronic illnesses with nutritional, lifestyle and environmental changes to enhance one’s innate ability to get well. She is particularly interested in improving primary care for patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Bart Bellamy, DO

Lincoln
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Bart Bellamy, DO

Lincoln

Although Doctor Bart Bellamy was born in Utah, he spent most of his childhood and life in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medical Center. Part of his medical training involved living in the Cleveland, Ohio area before returning to Lincoln to complete his residency training at the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership Family Medicine Program.

Dr. Bellamy is a board-Certified Family Physician. He has been in private practice since 2005. Dr. Bellamy has a passion for Family Medicine because it allows for the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with patients and their families. He appreciates providing medical care for generations of families and patients of all ages. He believes the most valuable part of providing excellent medical care is getting to know patients on a complete and personal level.

He approaches each patient with a holistic mindset and he values the importance of their questions and choices as they work together as a team in providing medical care and disease prevention.

He and his wife Leah have two children who keep them busy with their activities. He enjoys spending his free time doing all the enjoyable things of life, such as outdoor activities, exercising, reading, enjoying good food and sports. What he enjoys the most is spending as much time as possible with family and friends.

Carrie Juracek, PA-C

Bellevue
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Carrie Juracek, PA-C

Bellevue

Carrie Juracek is a Strada Healthcare affiliate practicing Family Medicine in Bellevue, NE.

Carrie is a highly qualified physician assistant who is available to treat patients of all ages. She treats acute and chronic illnesses and is available to manage urgent illnesses and injuries. She performs well-child exams, sports physicals, and annual physical exams for both men and women.

Carrie worked in rural South Dakota for two years before joining Dr. Cervantes in Bellevue in 2003.  She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family.

Chad Vieth, MD

Grand Island
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Chad Vieth, MD

Grand Island

Originally from Cairo, Nebraska, Dr. Vieth received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and his medical degree from UNMC. Dr. Vieth joined Family Practice of Grand Island during July of 2000.

David Lindley, MD

North Platte
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David Lindley, MD

North Platte

David G. Lindley, MD, graduated from Spalding Grammar School in England in 1982. He attended Leeds University Medical School in Leeds, England, from 1982 to 1987 and graduated with a degree in Medicine. From 1988 to 1991, he completed a General Practice Residency at the Bradford Vocational Training Scheme in Bradford, England. He obtained membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners of England along with diplomas in pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, family planning, and geriatrics. After his residency, Dr. Lindley gained general practice experience in many places throughout England. He acquired unique experiences in medicine, including time in the Falkland Islands; as a trek doctor in the Nepalese Himalayas; as a cruise doctor on board a ship traveling to remote parts of the world, including Antarctica and the South Atlantic; and practicing in Canada. Dr. Lindley became board certified in 1999 by the American Academy of Family Physicians and practiced family medicine in North Platte, Nebraska, from 1998 to 2004. In August 2004, he along with Dr. Kent Allison opened Complete Family Medicine in North Platte.

Gary Settje, MD

Grand Island
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Gary Settje, MD

Grand Island

Originally from Fremont, Nebraska, Dr. Settje received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and his medical degree from UNMC. Dr. Settje joined Family Practice of Grand Island during July of 1980.

Jeffrey Toner, DO

Jonesville
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Jeffrey Toner, DO

Jonesville

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Toner is a Family Medicine Specialist in Jonesville, Michigan. He graduated with honors from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 2000.

Jeremy Campbell, PA-C

Omaha
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Jeremy Campbell, PA-C

Omaha

Jeremy Campbell graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2006 earning his degree in Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. During his career, he has amassed knowledge in several different medical specialties including Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, and Men’s Health. With this knowledge it allows him to be a more complete provider and use this expertise to better care for his patients. He is currently working on his Diplomate Certification through the American Academy of Anti-Aging.

Jeremy is married to his wife Alyssa for the last 15 years. They live in Papillion where they are raising their four young children. In his spare time, he coaches his son’s soccer team and enjoys outdoor activities like camping, running, hunting, kayaking, and jet-skiing.

Jon Van Der Veer, DO

Des Moines
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Jon Van Der Veer, DO

Des Moines

Internal medicine physician Jon Van Der Veer, DO, started Exemplar Care in Des Moines, Iowa, to give patients access to effective, affordable health care they deserve. Dr. Van Der Veer understands how his investment of time and attention to patient-focused care makes all the difference. He has taken the administrative red tape and insurance roadblocks out of direct primary care to give individuals a highly personalized experience.

Dr. Van Der Veer is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Before starting his own practice, he served as chief medical officer at both Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa, and CareMore Health in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Van Der Veer also worked as a primary care provider at UnityPoint Clinic Internal Medicine in Des Moines.

Earning his medical degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Van Der Veer completed his residency in internal medicine at Central Iowa Health System – Methodist in Des Moines. In addition to his clinic work, he is the co-author of several articles published in medical journals.

At Exemplar Care, Dr. Van Der Veer takes a holistic approach, treating the whole person instead of just their symptoms. He retains a membership-based patient load of just 500-800 people, which gives him time to advocate for his patients’ needs. Dr. Van Der Veer is devoted to unhurried appointments and consistency in care, offering unlimited consultations through text, FaceTime, and phone calls.

Dr. Van Der Veer is an affiliate provider for Strada Healthcare and provides onsite diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, and the flu. He also focuses on preventive health care, offering mental health evaluations, and routine physical exams.

If you’re looking for a compassionate primary care provider, schedule an appointment with Dr. Van Der Veer online or by calling Exemplar Care today.

Jose Nuno, PA-C

Norfolk
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Jose Nuno, PA-C

Norfolk

Coming soon!

Josie Clark, PA-C

Norfolk
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Josie Clark, PA-C

Norfolk

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Kari Galyen, MD

Norfolk
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Kari Galyen, MD

Norfolk

Dr. Kari Galyen is originally from Pierce, NE. She went to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she received her medical degree. She then completed two different residencies in internal medicine and Family Practice in Omaha and Kearney, NE. Kari is married to Dr. Jim Galyen and has 4 children, Ainsley, Brody, Blake, and Luke. She enjoys cooking and spending time outside with the family.

Kenneth Vettel, MD

Grand Island
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Kenneth Vettel, MD

Grand Island

Originally from Aurora, Nebraska, Dr. Vettel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and his medical degree from UNMC. Dr. Vettel joined Family Practice of Grand Island during July of 1995.

Kent Allison, MD

North Platte
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Kent Allison, MD

North Platte

Kent P. Allison, MD, is a western Nebraska native. He graduated from Stapleton High School in 1982. He attended Chadron State College from 1982 to 1983 and Kearney State College from 1983 to 1987 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He then taught high school science in Ogallala and Wolbach, Nebraska. In 1993, he returned to school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Medicine. He completed the Family Practice Residency program at the North Platte Rural Training Track from 1997 through 2000. He then became board certified in 2000 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Allison has formerly worked in family medicine practices in Broken Bow and North Platte, Nebraska, before opening Complete Family Medicine in North Platte with Dr. David Lindley in August 2004

Rebecca Steinke, MD

Grand Island
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Rebecca Steinke, MD

Grand Island

Originally from Holdrege, Nebraska, Dr. Steinke received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University and her medical degree from UNMC. Dr. Steinke joined Family Practice of Grand Island during September of 1999.

Richard Fruehling, MD

Grand Island
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Richard Fruehling, MD

Grand Island

Originally from Hastings, Nebraska, Dr. Fruehling received his undergraduate degree at Hastings College and received his medical degree from UNMC. Dr. Fruehling joined Family Practice of Grand Island during December of 1979.

Sabrina Cerny, MD

Lincoln
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Sabrina Cerny, MD

Lincoln

Dr. Sabrina Cerny is a native of Hannibal, Missouri joining our faculty in January of 2014. She graduated from The University of Iowa with a BA in French and attended the Virginia Commonwealth University medical school. Upon completing her family medicine residency at CHRISTUS Santa Rose Family Medicine Residency Program in San Antonia, Texas, Dr. Cerny then completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Cerny completed training in medical acupuncture from Helms Medical Institute, UCLA/Berkley. She enjoys “all things French” (considers herself a Francophile) along with exercising, spending time with her husband and daughter, and their dogs.

Samantha Senanayaka, MD

Bellevue
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Samantha Senanayaka, MD

Bellevue

Samantha was born and raised in Sri Lanka and went to the Medical Academy of Moscow, Russia, and earned her MD in 1998 before coming to the United States. She went to Union College for her Master Physician Assistant Program and completed her medical rotations throughout the state of Nebraska. She gained her experience and knowledge by working in the setting of internal medicine, urgent care, and family practice through the greater Omaha & Council Bluffs area as well as Moscow, Russia. She is “NCCPA” Board Certified and licensed to practice medicine in the State of Nebraska and Iowa. Samantha is a very caring person, trilingual, and speaks fluently in the Russian language. Apart from work she enjoys helping the underserved community and Native Americans throughout the State. She also helping two rural medical clinics in Madeira & Kitagobwa, Uganda. For sure her caring touch, soft speech, kind smile, and extra attention will give you an unforgettable experience at your visit.

Sara Grabill, MD

Grand Island
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Sara Grabill, MD

Grand Island

Originally from Mullen, Nebraska, Dr. Graybill completed her undergraduate degree from Chadron State College and her medical degree from the University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine. Dr. Graybill joined Family Practice of Grand Island during July of 2006.

Scott R Gutowski, DO

Jonesville
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Scott R Gutowski, DO

Jonesville

Dr. Scott R Gutowski is a Family Medicine Specialist in Jonesville, Michigan. He graduated with honors from Michigan State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000.

Shelley McCoy, MD

Scottsbluff
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Shelley McCoy, MD

Scottsbluff

Dr. McCoy is a Strada Healthcare Affiliate Provider and works in Scottsbluff, NE, and specializes in Family Medicine.

Stephanie Peterson, MD

Lincoln
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Stephanie Peterson, MD

Lincoln

Stephanie Peterson, MD is a physician who works with individuals of all ages to provide medical care that both helps her patients to prevent illness and recover from acute and chronic conditions.

Stephanie has had a non-traditional approach to becoming a family physician, earning her master’s degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing before choosing to pursue her degree in medicine and later training in medical acupuncture.  She believes that an appreciation of our unique physical, mental, and spiritual experiences are essential to the doctor-patient relationship and that this relationship is key to bringing about positive outcomes in health.

After a decade of practicing medicine in the traditional model, Stephanie was captivated by the concept of direct primary care for its ability to bring affordable, accessible, and individualized care to her patients. This led to her integrating functional medicine into her practice and becoming one of the only Lyme Literate Medical Doctors in the region.

Stephanie is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Association of Medical Acupuncturists, and the American Academy of Ozonetherapy.  She has been trained in the treatment of environmental and tick-borne infections and is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

A Lincoln native, Stephanie graduated with her Medical Doctor degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.  She also holds a BA in Plan II Honors and BSN from the University of Texas as well as an MSN, also from the University of Texas. She received training in acupuncture from the Helms Medical Institute.

Steven Carlsen, PA-C

Norfolk
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Steven Carlsen, PA-C

Norfolk

Steven dedicates himself to the care of his patients. He knows the value of listening to his patients and their families. His enthusiasm and humor allow his patients to relax and know that they are in good hands. Steven grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii. He spent 17 years in the military. He graduated with his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Steven believes in a patient-centered medical plan. He feels that the goals and concerns of the patient need to be at the forefront of their medical care.  He enjoys his faith, family, and having fun. He is married to Karen and they have 5 children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 fish.

Steven Husen, MD

Grand Island
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Steven Husen, MD

Grand Island

Originally from Wood River, Nebraska, Dr. Husen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and received his medical degree from UNMC. Dr. Husen founded Family Practice of Grand Island during July of 1978.

Tyler Vettel, MD

Grand Island
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Tyler Vettel, MD

Grand Island

Originally from Aurora, Nebraska, Dr. T. Vettel received his undergraduate degree from Chadron State College and his medical degree from UNMC. Dr. T. Vettel joined Family Practice of Grand Island during July of 2016.

Zachary Meyer, MD

Grand Island
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Zachary Meyer, MD

Grand Island

Originally from Central City, Nebraska, Dr. Meyer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and his medical degree from UNMC. Dr. Meyer joined Family Practice of Grand Island during July of 2012.