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Our physicians and APPs (advanced practice providers) are committed to delivering a meaningful patient experience centered on convenience, communication and clinical excellence. Through caring and coaching, they help patients achieve optimal health by maximizing the power of the physician/patient relationship.

Nextera Doctors

 

Nextera Healthcare’s extensive community of primary care physicians and APPs have the experience and clinical expertise to provide a wide range of primary health services, including preventive care, chronic disease management, dermatology services, women’s health, end-of-life care and more.

“Great healthcare we could not previously afford.”
– Don & Sandy D.

Nextera Healthcare doctors

Distinguished for Excellence

Nextera Healthcare doctors and APPs are distinguished by a commitment to putting patients first. They invest the time and attention necessary to get to know their patients, understand their personal health goals and create care plans tailored to their individual health needs.

By utilizing the latest medical tools and technologies with an old-fashioned focus on personal care and attention, Nextera Healthcare physicians and APPs are ushering in the next era of health care.

To find a physician or APP that is right for you, please go to the Our Locations page, search by your location and explore the clinics near you. Each clinic page will have a link to the bios of the physicians and APPs that are available to you.

Our Doctors / Providers

Colorado

Paul Berger, MD

Longmont, Boulder
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Paul Berger, MD, has been practicing Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine in Boulder Colorado for 22 years. He is double certified in these two fields and was a founding diplomate of the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine in 2000. He initially opened the Boulder Community Hospital- Holistic Medical Center in 2001 and then continued with that practice as it moved and changed over the years. Dr. Berger feels the model of care at Nextera provides the best model for personalized, comprehensive medical care.

Dr. Berger feels that conventional medicine is a wonderful basis for medical care and, in addition, that lifestyle and reasonable alternative approaches can often help patients to avoid the more invasive approaches that can be found in conventional medicine. Dr. Berger, therefore, offers these two approaches and likes to help patients to choose which ones are safe, and preferred by the individual patient.

Some of the special areas of special interest that he has helped many patients with include Weight Management, Autoimmune Disease (esp. arthritis, thyroid, and IBS), Hormone Replacement, Functional Medicine, and natural treatments for Anti-aging, pain, and mood issues.

Dr. Berger lived in many countries growing up, both coasts, and completed his medical school at the University of Minnesota, then residency in Idaho, before coming back to his favorite state Colorado! He has two children and loves to get outdoors.

Robert T Boyer, MD

Grand Junction
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Dr. Boyer has a strong belief that health is more than just the absence of disease. He believes that the best way to treat disease is to prevent it with healthily lifestyle choices. Dr. Boyer graduated with his BS in Environmental Science from the University of California in 2005 and went on to graduate with his MD from UCLA in 2010. He has been a board-certified family physician since 2013. He sees his role as a counselor in helping patients make healthcare decisions that fit with their unique background and circumstances. In his mind, there is only good medicine, whether it originates from modern western medicine, ancient China, or centuries of traditional herbal practice. He most enjoys being a father and a husband and is grateful for the support and encouragement his spiritual focus has provided through all his challenges and successes.

Flora Brewington, Md

Westminster
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Flora Brewington, Md., grew up in California and completed her medical training on the east coast, but has considered Colorado her home since moving here in 2003. Following residency, she opened her own clinic in Ft. Collins and later joined a small private practice, where she cared for patients until her youngest son was born. She then stayed home to focus on raising her two boys before relocating to Boulder County and joined Westmed in 2017. Her favorite activities outside of clinic include reading, crafts, hiking, and doing just about anything with family.

Philosophy:
"My professional (and personal) mission is to nurture people towards wholeness of body, mind, soul, and spirit, so they can fully engage their lives. I believe in the healing power of connection and enjoy cultivating long-term, collaborative relationships with patients in the context of their family, community, and environment. I’m committed to engaging with patients so that they are empowered with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and motivation to overcome barriers and pursue their greatest potential for health and well-being.”

Rebecca Bub, D.O.

Littleton
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Dr. Rebecca Bub is a board-certified family medicine physician and owner of Pure Family Medicine.  She believes that the best way to care for her patients is to get to know them on a personal level and provide truly individualized care.

She graduated from Michigan State University, went on to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where she graduated with her DO in 2011, then came to Colorado for her residency.  Since then she has been practicing in the area and is happy to have a wonderful group of patients whom she enjoys caring for every day.

Throughout her training, Dr. Bub also found time to grow a beautiful family with her husband.  They now have three young children who constantly keep them on their toes.  As a family, they love exploring the outdoors whenever possible.

Catherine Cantway, MD

Steamboat Springs
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Bio coming soon!

Tiffany Carter, PA-C

Westminster
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Tiffany Carter, PA-C, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas Permian Basin and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Texas Tech University. Tiffany’s passion is to be able to serve the members of her community in a real and meaningful way. Her focus in medicine is on treating the patient as a whole person and involving them in their healthcare. Tiffany believes that prevention is key when it comes to maintaining your health. Tiffany has many hobbies including painting, guitar, writing, biking, reading and yoga. She spends her time out of clinic caring for her own wonderful family.

Philosophy: I believe that you have to listen to hear and I practice medicine with this in mind. I listen to what my patients tell me and I in turn try to teach them useful ways that they can impact their health. I believe in preventative medicine, good nutrition, practicing an active lifestyle and taking care of your mental and physical health.

Michael K. Cavanagh, MD

Westminster
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Michael K. Cavanagh, MD joined Westmed Family HealthCare. He has a special interest in Sports Medicine and Wilderness Medicine. He is Board Certified. During his leisure time, Dr. Cavanagh enjoys running, cycling and snowboarding. Originally from Connecticut, he is married with two children.

Philosophy:
"My primary goal as a physician is excellence in the care I provide. My philosophy is to treat my patients as a whole person, not just treating an illness.”

Amy Cook, MD

Denver
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Dr. Amy Cook is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She completed medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital (now SCL Health) in Denver. Dr. Cook has now been happily practicing family medicine for over 10 years.

Dr. Cook started her medical career working in a group private practice, but more recently she has worked in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with predominately low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients in Adams County. Dr. Cook speaks Spanish fluently and has always been drawn towards work with the low-income and struggling members of her community. She believes in equal access to high-quality healthcare for all individuals of all races and ethnicities and strives to deliver exceptional care to her patients, meeting them wherever they are in their journey towards better health. Dr. Cook is passionate about preventative healthcare and providing education to her patients in hopes she can empower them to take better care of themselves, support their families, stay in school, maintain employment and be active in their communities.

Though Dr. Cook has enjoyed her work with those in need in her community, she has found it increasingly challenging to continue to deliver the type of care she believes all patients deserve with the demands of our ever-changing, insurance driven, American healthcare market. Dr. Cook understands how vulnerable, helpless and overwhelmed patients can feel when they are suffering and how frustrating it can be to navigate through the healthcare system to get the care that they need. As a patient, knowing you have easy access to a physician you can trust can be healing in and of itself. Direct Primary Care brings medicine back to the basics, the physician-patient relationship, and Dr. Cook is excited to embark on this new journey!

Dr. Cook enjoys the breadth of family medicine and in particular, caring for the whole family, from infants to the oldest members of families. She finds particular joy in caring for children and has always had a special ability to connect with little people. She is also in the thick of parenting her own young, active children and so can certainly relate on a personal level to her adult patients who are in the midst of their own journeys through parenthood.

Dr. Cook is a Denver native, and in her free time, she enjoys taking advantage of all Colorado has to offer - camping, hiking, skiing, running, and just enjoying time outdoors with her husband and 2 young children.

Adam Courchaine, PA-C, MPAS

Centennial
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Adam Courchaine, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant and founder of NuMed Direct Primary Care. He graduated with honors from UMASS Amherst in 1995 with a BS in Exercise Science and began his career as an Exercise Physiologist. He then went on to work as a Pulmonary Technologist at Boston Children’s Hospital where he was exposed to the diversity of the medical field. He decided to continue his education at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) and graduated in 2006 with honors for Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS).

Adam has worked in Internal Medicine/Primary Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Urgent Care. In 2012, he joined the Army National Guard as a PA. In 2015, he and his family moved to Colorado for more life experiences. He was deployed to the Middle East in 2017 and now serves in an Aviation Company.

Adam believes that nutrition, preventative health, and lifestyle choices are key to a happy and youthful life. He has found the changing healthcare scene in the U.S. over the past 15 years to be a struggle at times. More and more focus is being spent on inefficiently spending incredible amounts of money to please the insurance companies while patients are feeling more alienated than ever. Then came along the DPC model! This has become a passion of his and the reason he started NuMed Direct Primary Care.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, doing functional exercise programs and exploring the outdoors with his wife, son and daughter, and their 4 dogs.

Clifton Etienne, MD

Westminster
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Clifton Etienne, MD was born on an Air Force base in Spain. He was raised and attended medical school in Europe and is fluent in Spanish. He completed his residency at Natividad Medical Center, University of California at San Francisco. He is Board Certified and currently accepting new patients. Dr. Etienne loves sports. He spends his free time enjoying the outdoors and Colorado sunshine with his wife, a dentist, at the University of Colorado.

Philosophy:
"We're here to guide our patients and provide them with the tools to take better care of themselves.”

Faun Ellwood, PA-C

Westminster
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Faun Ellwood, PA-C, received her bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from The University of Colorado School of Medicine CHA/PA program. Faun enjoys all aspects of family medicine with a special interest in pediatrics. In her free time, she loves biking, skiing, yoga and spending time with her husband, son, friends and family.

Philosophy:
"I enjoy building long-term relationships with my patients and providing compassionate care. My goal is to empower my patients and their families with the knowledge necessary to take an active role in their overall health and well-being through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and disease prevention.”

Clint Flanagan, MD

Longmont, Boulder, Greeley
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Dr. Flanagan is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has over 14 years experience as an ER physician and maintains certificates in Advanced Cardiac and Advanced Trauma Life Support. He completed medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center then went on to residency at St Mary’s Family Medicine Program in Grand Junction, Colorado. He’s a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Flanagan is the founder of Nextera Healthcare, the first Direct Primary Care company in Colorado and has been a local Primary Care physician and Emergency Medicine physician for over a decade.

Dr. Flanagan is a recognized leader in healthcare and was named a "Top 20 Who's Who in Direct Primary Care in the US" and was invited to the White House to discuss the future of healthcare. He is a founding member and is currently serving on the steering committee of the Direct Primary Care Coalition in Washington DC. Dr. Flanagan was also instrumental in helping pass the Direct Primary Health Care Services Law in Colorado and the Direct Primary Care Agreement Act in Nebraska through his testimony and participation.

Heather L. Fliege, MD

Lafayette
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Heather Fliege, M.D. is a Board Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and one of the first in the state of Colorado to be Board Certified in Holistic Medicine. This dual certification creates a unique method of care that is unavailable in most standard medical practices. Dr. Fliege is able to successfully integrate the aspects of standard Western Medicine with her knowledge of Holistic Medicine to put together a “toolbox of care” for each individual patient. She treats every patient that comes to her as an individual, examining various personal aspects of the patient’s life and how those aspects may relate to their medical concerns. Dr. Fliege approaches her patients with the understanding that each of us has our own story and none of us are “standard” or “textbook”, and because of that, each person’s care plan is individual to that person.

Dr. Fliege earned her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her Family and Community Medicine Residency with the Universtiy of Colorado Health Science Center. She has been in private practice for over 20 years as a Family Practice Physician serving all ages."

Eric Gibb, MD

Buena Vista
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Eric Gibb, MD is the founder and lead medical provider at Our Town Medical. He started the practice in October 2014 after becoming frustrated with the bureaucracy of traditional medical offices and health insurance that prevented him from practicing medicine the old fashioned way.

Doc Gibb received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology from Stanford University. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and completed his family practice residency at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. He has been a family physician in Buena Vista for the past 17 years.

Doc Gibb is active in the Buena Vista community: he is the current vice president of the Buena Vista Optimists Club, serves as the lead community member on BV Peaks, an organization dedicated to building new school facilities in Buena Vista, and is serving a four-year term as an elected Town Trustee.

Doc Gibb met his wife, Diane, when they were both students at Stanford University over 30 years ago. They have two daughters: Taylor is a senior at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, and Hayden is a junior at Buena Vista High School.

Jamie Glover, MD

Monument
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I am a family physician, wife, mom and veteran. I have been practicing medicine since 1999 when I received my M.D. in Bethesda, Maryland. I enjoy the full spectrum of family medicine to include care for younger and older adults, teens, children and infants. I enjoy women’s and men’s health, office gynecology, acute care, office procedures from stitches to joint injections, sports medicine and behavioral health. I have special interests and experience in adolescent medicine, contraceptive procedures (to include IUDs and implants), and HIV medicine.

​I served as a physician in the United States Air Force for nine years until 2008, practicing outpatient, hospital, obstetric, emergency and deployed medicine during that time. I was also on the teaching faculty at Eglin AFB Family Medicine Residency. After separating from the Air Force, I continued practicing medicine in varied settings as I followed my husband from state to state until his own retirement from the Air Force in 2015.

Besides being the founder & solo-physician at Glover Family Medicine and a medical director with VeraCare Hospice, I am also currently appointed as an assistant clinical professor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine. I hope to grow my practice to the point where I can have a medical student or resident rotate with me. I would like to help them gain an appreciation for the beautiful specialty of family medicine (and maybe even recruit them into the specialty). I want to introduce students and residents to primary care as it was meant to be... relationship-based, not production-based. I hope to show them that there are alternatives to "assembly-line medicine".

​From my work in all of these settings, I have gained insight into many of the issues surrounding access to affordable primary care in our nation. I have lived and practiced in the Monument/Colorado Springs area since 2012 and we have chosen to settle here near our alma mater, the US Air Force Academy. I am ready to have my own clinic that cultivates a sense of community and where my patients have time to personally connect with me. My husband and I have two children in D38. Our family enjoys supporting Air Force Academy athletics and living the mountain lifestyle.

Michael Gorman, DO

Grand Junction
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Michael Gorman, DO, was born and raised in Moab, Utah and received his pharmacy degree from the University of Utah in 1991. After working as a pharmacist for 3 years, he went to medical school in Missouri and then completed his family medicine residency training at St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado. He has been board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine since 2001. Dr. Gorman has spent most of his medical career in private practice, first in Grand Junction and then 8 years in Nevada where he was on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians for 5 years. He also helped train medical students in Nevada as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Family Medicine for Touro University. Prior to returning to Colorado in 2016, Dr. Gorman was appointed to the Nevada Board of Osteopathic Medicine by Governor Sandoval. Dr. Gorman enjoys golf and traveling with his family. He is very excited to be back in Colorado and is known for his thorough and compassionate care to patients of all ages.

Lauren Gueriera, FNP

Basalt
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Lauren Gueriera, FNP, is the newest provider at Premier Medical Clinic. A Family Nurse Practitioner is specially trained to provide primary health care for patients of all ages, including children. She can diagnose and treat acute and chronic medical conditions, order diagnostic tests or procedures, perform procedures like suturing or skin biopsies, and prescribe medications.

A lifelong learner and healer, Lauren earned her Master of Science from Georgetown University and her undergraduate nursing degree from Emory University in Atlanta. Her hands-on experience in healthcare is broad and deep. Experience in pediatrics, psychiatrics, home health, forensic nursing, acute rehabilitation, and oncology research are part of her impressive career.

And just as important as her top-notch education and training, patients find that Lauren has a big heart: She’s an empathetic provider with a commitment to excellence and a fundamental desire to help people achieve a high level of health and well-being.

Kyle N Hampton, DO

Fort Collins
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Kyle N Hampton, DO is a board certified physician in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. He was born and raised in Oregon and attended Oregon State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Philosophy with a focus on Ethics. After graduating from OSU, he spent two years working at a nursing home and fighting wildland forest fires in the summer. Dr. Hampton attended medical school at Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency training in Family Medicine at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach in California.
Dr. Hampton has always enjoyed the outdoors and sports, which has helped to promote his professional medical interest of musculoskeletal health. He practices an integration of OMT with family medicine to help promote healthy body functioning. He believes in the osteopathic principles that the musculoskeletal system plays a key role in maintaining health and that the body has the natural ability to self-regulate and self-heal. These tenets also led him to add prolotherapy into his medical practice to help promote that natural healing process. He has been formally trained in various techniques of prolotherapy and offers a wide range of treatment options. A major goal of Dr. Hampton’s care is to keep you out there doing the things you enjoy.
Dr. Hampton is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy and Regenerative Medicine, the Colorado Medical Society, and the Northern Colorado Medical Society.

Mark Hinman, MD

Longmont
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Mark Hinman, MD received a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. Dr. Hinman graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1986. Family Medicine residency training was completed in 1989 at the USAF Medical Center Scott, Scott AFB, IL. He practiced 4 years with the Air Force at Ramstein 316th Air Base Clinic in Ramstein, Germany. In 1993, he joined his father’s practice in Longmont and has continued to practice since his father’s retirement in 1997.

Kathy Howe, DO

Grand Junction
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Dr. Kathy Howe is a board-certified family physician interested in providing care for the entire family with a special interest in women's health and complementary medicine. Dr. Howe attended medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa and was a resident at Phoenix Baptist Hospital and Medical Center in Arizona. She is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is excited to be joining the team at Trailhead Clinics full time in December of 2016.

Torey Ivanic, PA-C

Lakeside
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Daughter of two public school teachers in rural Ohio, Torey grew up loving gymnastics. She was drawn to the healing arts due to her struggles with back pain, hypothyroidism, and joint pain as a teenage athlete. She disliked popping pills for pain and wanted to figure out a better way. Studying pre-med at Ohio State University, she never intended to end up as an MD and was headed for Chiropractic college but got delayed by the power of mountains. Thinking she would take a “year off” as a ski bum in Breckenridge, 1998 quickly turned into 2001 as she fell in love with the healing power of nature, rock climbing and telemark skiing. She took a job as a medical assistant at a small family practice and was impressed by the depth of the relationship she saw in rural medicine. She applied to Physician Assistant school with the hopes that it would be a flexible mom job if she ever had the honor of owning that title.

In 2003 she graduated with her master’s from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and took a job in Three Rivers California. A town of 3500 people just outside Sequoia National park, the clinic was about 45 minutes from the closest hospital or urgent care. Dr. AJ Rice, her supervising physician, and mentor had been practicing both family practice and classical homeopathy in that town for more than 20 years. Torey immediately went back to school (then Homeopathy School of Colorado) to get her certification in Classical Homeopathy. She worked with Dr. Rice for about 10 years when she became a mom, and he became ill. He sadly passed away in 2012. Homeopathy was difficult to fit into the traditional western medical model, so, in 2013, Torey started Homeopathy First LLC to continue Dr. Rice’s legacy of offering a safe and effective alternative to traditional medicine. In 2017, Torey wrote her memoir, No Big Deal.

She lives in Golden with her husband, two kids, one dog, one cat, one hamster, and three chickens. They can be found skiing, hiking fourteeners, camping, and recreating when not otherwise occupied.

Michael Keller, MD

Not accepting new patients at this time
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Michael Keller, MD, received a BA from The American University in Washington, D.C. and a Medical Degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Keller enjoys partnering with his patients to make health care decisions and helping them fulfill their unique health care goals.

Sara Knight, PA-C

Westminster
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Sara Knight, PA-C, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Sara has a special interest in women’s health and preventative care. Sara was born and raised in Colorado and enjoys skiing, hiking, biking and spending time with family and friends in her free time.

Philosophy:
"I believe in a team approach to medicine which involves working with patients and their families to develop the best plan of care. I practice medicine with an emphasis on preventative care which helps to encourage patients to play an active role in their health.”

Sarah Kray, PA-C

Loveland
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Sarah Kray is a native of Colorado who trained to be a PA at the University of Iowa, one of the top-ranked PA programs in the country. Since she graduated in 2007, she has spent her career working in Primary Care/Family Medicine, serving people of all ages.  In 2010, she and her husband returned to Colorado and settled in Loveland.

Her passion for helping people was re-kindled when she discovered the concept of Direct Primary Care. She believes it can change the way we practice medicine when the patient is truly put first rather than the needs or rules of the insurance companies.

When she is not in the office, she has many alter egos. You may find her as an explorer, visiting as many National Parks she can (30 out of 61 so far!) or riding her bike across the state of Iowa. She’s often lugging drums as a groupie for her husband’s rock and funk bands. She has an inner grandmother that comes out through her love of sewing quilts, doing puzzles, and drinking tea. However, her favorite role is “Aunt Fruity” to a gaggle of nieces and nephews that keep her constantly laughing.

Tim Kruse, MD

Basalt
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Tim Kruse, MD, has practiced Family Medicine in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1999. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine and as a member of the Medical Care Evaluation Committee at Valley View Hospital. Additionally, he served as a member of the Executive Committee at his former practice before founding his own practice in 2006.

After attending the first national conference on Concierge Medicine in 2005 and at the urging of many of his patients he founded the first concierge medicine practice in Colorado outside of the Denver area. “The model gives me the opportunity to go above and beyond for my patients, acting as their trusted medical advocate, getting them the care and resources they need when and where they need it. The major benefit of our practice…is time. A lack of time requires shortcuts. It breeds mediocrity. There is no substitute for time if medical excellence is the goal.”

Stefano Lee, MD

Northglenn
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Stefano Lee, MD, is a family practice doctor offering Direct Primary Care. He earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside. From there, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Following school, he completed his family residency at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA and became board certified in 2011.

Prior to discovering the Direct Primary Care model, Dr. Lee was practicing at a typical fee-for-service family clinic. Dr. Lee began to feel empty inside after seeing many patients for less than 10-12 minutes all day. He initially thought he needed a slight change such as working at a new clinic. However, after multiple interviews at small to large organizations, he realized he was receiving the same question repeatedly from them; can you see more than 20-25 patients a day? Dr. Lee then began to remember why he went into medicine in the first place; which was to take care of not only his patient’s physical health, but also their emotional and spiritual health. This revelation led Dr. Lee to the Direct Primary Care model of practicing medicine.

In addition to previously working as a fee-for-service family provider, Dr. Lee’s experience includes Medical Director at Salud Family Health Center in Frederick, CO and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado. Dr. Lee was born in Korea and has been fortunate to have lived in Indonesia, Ecuador, and now the US. As a result, he is fluent in three languages: English, Spanish, and Korean. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, playing tennis, and taking travel photography.

Jennifer McCabe Lentz, MD

Fort Collins
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Dr. Lentz graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2001. She then completed the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency in 2004, when she was also board certified in Family Medicine. She spent 4 years practicing medicine in rural Washington then came home to Northern Colorado where she has continued to practice.

Over her years as a family doctor, Dr. Lentz realized that combining lifestyle changes with medication resulted in more successful long-term results. These successes come from dedicated personalized counseling on lifestyle habits and food changes. In 2016, Dr. Lentz earned her board certification in obesity medicine and she has been a long-time advocate of Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) eating to treat metabolic disorders. Not only has she seen success with her patients, but both she and her family live a healthy LCHF lifestyle.

Dr. Lentz’s patients are her passion. Her goal is to build a true doctor-patient relationship, working in partnership with her patients to live a healthier life through good nutrition. Being a Direct Medical provider allows excellent care while removing the obstacles and hassles that are commonly dealt with when seeking healthcare.

Joy Magruder, MD

Fort Collins, Greeley
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Joy Magruder, MD, graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1997.  While at Jefferson Medical College, she participated in their Physician Shortage Area Program with a focus on training doctors to practice rural medicine.  She then completed her Family Medicine Residency training in Duluth, MN in 2000, when she was also board certified in Family Medicine.   She spent five years in rural Proctor, MN practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine including Obstetrics.  In 2005, she moved with her family to Riverton, WY and practiced rural medicine for 9 years and then neighboring town of Thermopolis, WY for 3 years.  In 2016, her husband's job brought her and her family to sunny Colorado where she continued to practice  Family Medicine in the Loveland community.

Tim Nagel, MD

Longmont, Frederick
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Tim Nagel, MD, is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa and completed his residency in Family Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Nagel takes special interest in managing chronic diseases and helping patients develop a healthy lifestyle. He maintains certification in ACLS, ATLS, BLS and PALS and has over 20 years experience covering the ER, doing inpatient hospital care and obstetrics.

Donna M. Newkirk, FNP-BC

Fort Collins
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Donna M. Newkirk, MSN, FNP-BC, is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received both her undergraduate Bachelor's of Nursing Degree as well as her Master's of Nursing Degree at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. She has been an independent Family Nurse Practitioner for 19 years. She grew up in Colorado, and recently returned to the state after living in Alaska for many years. She is thrilled to be involved in Direct Primary Care. When she is not working, Donna enjoys hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, and gardening.

Phillip Rhoads, MD

Loveland
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Phillip Rhoads, MD, received his Medical Degree from the University of Arkansas in 1998, and finished a dual residency in Adult Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2002. He practiced in Northwest Arkansas for 10 years before he and his family decided to move to Colorado in 2013. He has been in practice in Fort Collins since then, and his passion for helping patients to the best of his ability led him to start his own practice. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 boys, rock climbing, mountain biking, adventure racing, and working on (and camping in) his well-used 1977 Airstream trailer.

Kristen Searfus, MD

Durango
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Kristen Searfus, MD is a Board Certified family physician who has practiced in Durango, CO since 2006. She moved from San Diego to live in a community that promoted active lifestyles and provided a healthy environment in which to raise her two sons. When she joined Mountain View Family HealthCare in 2012, she became part of the growing Direct Primary Care (DPC) movement where the focus is put back on the physician-patient partnership and away from insurance billing as the driver for how health care is delivered. She loves being able to spend adequate time with patients to explore issues in depth at every visit and identify factors that impede the ability to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Dr. Searfus also created Mountain View TLC, a collaborative model in which her primary care practice joins with specialists in nutrition, fitness and behavioral health under one roof to provide easy to access, effective tools for patients to achieve their wellness goals. She also contracts with other local businesses to offer a great option for them to provide affordable, high quality, accessible health care to their employees in an era of otherwise increasing cost and erosion of benefits.

Dr. Searfus earned her undergraduate degree in Physiology at the University of California, Davis then went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City before spending a decade in academic medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Educating medical students and residents ignited a passion for teaching that she brings to her work with patients. She holds an additional Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, working for many years as the medical director of a local hospice.

Brieanna Seefeldt, DO

Lakeside
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Brieanna Seefeldt D.O. is a board certified north Denver family physician. She brings a unique perspective to her practice, valuing evidence-based Western medicine while incorporating a holistic approach to support patient health. Dr. Seefeldt studied at the University of California Berkeley and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She served her residency at Swedish Family Medicine through the University of Colorado. Dr. Seefeldt uses the direct care model to spend time getting to know her patients, performing thorough evaluations and developing treatment options that suit each individual. Her practice includes osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and advice on diet and supplements. She currently works with Dr. Lisa Nguyen at Direct Osteopathic Primary Care.

In her free time, Dr. Seefeldt enjoys climbing, skiing, and camping with her husband and their two young children. When not caring for kids or patients, she is often looking after her dog, cat, fish, and bunny.

John E. Thomas, MD

Pueblo
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I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and received a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. My amazing wife and I moved to Milwaukee in 1997, where I completed my Doctor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 2002. I completed a Residency in Family Practice at the St. Michael Hospital in Milwaukee, WI (2002–2005). I was selected as Assistant Chief Resident and then Chief Resident for the program. I received honors and awards for teaching high school diversity programs, nursing, and nurse practitioner programs as well as assisting medical students through their training at MCW. I did this all while running an established primary care practice. I have two incredible boys and two dogs. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family. We enjoy being outdoors and staying active.

Joseph Turner, MD

Longmont, Frederick
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Dr. Turner is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has more than twelve years of experience as an internist, treating all manner of adult illness. He completed medical school at the University of Missouri and then went on to internship and residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is a member of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.

He has a special interest in acute medical illness — especially heart failure and infectious diseases.  He also has special interests in medical education, having instructed medical residents and nurse practitioner students at his most recent affiliated hospital, St. Anthony’s Hospital, as well as medical ethics and health systems improvements, having served as the co-chairman of the medical ethics committee at North Suburban Medical Center.

He and his wife, along with their two sons, enjoy Colorado weather and outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, and hockey. Dr. Turner can also be found listening to music of all types, pretending he is still a radio DJ!

Kristin van Konynenburg, MD

Not accepting new patients at this time
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Kristin van Konynenburg, MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis and went on to complete a Family Medicine residency at Contra Costa County Health Services in Martinez, California. Dr. van Konynenburg also completed a certification in Classical Homeopathy. She enjoys integrating all of her skills when approaching her patients’ health care needs. Dr. van Konynenburg is particularly interested in the connections between lifestyle, emotional health and well-being.

Carrie Wilcox, MD

Longmont, Frederick
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Carrie Wilcox, MD, is Board Certified in Family Medicine. A native Nebraskan, she attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center before moving to Denver to complete her training with Rose Family Medicine Residency. She returned to Colorado in 2013 after spending a year practicing medicine in New Zealand.

Amber Wobbekind MD, MPH

Not accepting new patients at this time
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Dr. Wobbekind moved to Golden in 2015 and decided to start a medical practice, she was instantly certain of the name she would choose. She can think of no better name than “The Golden Stethoscope” to represent the outstanding level of care and commitment you will receive from her; both rooted in the past and reaching out toward the future.

Dr. Wobbekind loves the Direct Primary Care model of medicine because it provides amazing opportunities for both herself and you. Together, you can focus on what is truly important: your health. In current insurance-based doctors’ offices, a doctor does not get paid unless you walk through the door for a visit. Unfortunately, this creates multiple negative situations such as:

  • you can’t talk to your doctor on a regular basis or outside regular office hours
  • you have long wait times at the office
  • you feel you are herded through the office when you finally get to see your doctor
  • you may feel like you don’t really have a personal relationship with your doctor

With Direct Primary Care, Dr. Wobbekind does not have to focus on how many visits she needs to see you to keep her doors open or whether she should add another blood pressure medication to get your numbers just right for insurance reimbursement. Rather, you and Dr. Wobbekind can focus on keeping you healthy and happy. You have the option to see her in the office, email or text her your blood pressure readings, or even send her a recent article you are interested in knowing more about. Dr. Wobbekind is more interested in finding lifestyle changes that work for you rather than adding on another medication to meet your health goals.

Dr. Wobbekind received her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology with a Minor in English from UCLA. She returned to Colorado for medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She then completed her Primary Care Internal Medicine residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC. After residency, she again returned to Colorado where she remotely completed her Master’s in Public Health and Tropical Medicine training through Johns Hopkins University.

Tonya Wren, MD

Grand Junction
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Tonya Wren, MD, is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician and a Grand Junction native. Her experiences in medicine so far have taught her that spending adequate time with patients is the only way to really take good medical care of people - and the only way to help prevent physician burnout. Since the current system does not value physician time, she is very happy to be joining the Trailhead model. Frustration with the limits of modern western medicine has also driven her to pursue training in other established medical traditions to enhance her ability to truly heal patients. She has over 300 hours of training in acupuncture and 300 hours of training in Chinese herbal medicine. She has completed training in the HeartMath method of stress management and emotional regulation and has completed Health Coach training as well. Se habla español.

In her spare time, she enjoys ballroom dance, belly dance, horseback riding, knitting, and gardening. She has also recently discovered the joys of watching her children leave her behind on the ski slopes.

Nebraska

Michel Anderson, APRN

Omaha
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Michel Anderson, APRN, is a Nebraska native, born and raised in Pleasanton. She graduated with her APRN degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Over a decade of experience in the UNMC Emergency Room has prepared Michel for almost everything in the medical field. Of course, what the Emergency Room didn’t teach, her four children, husband, and dog did. Michel is trained in Family Medicine with a focus on children and women’s health. She is passionate about preventative care and building lasting relationships with her patients. If she gets a free weekend you may be able to find her biking or traveling with her family.

Kathy Archer, APRN

Gretna
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I am Kathy Archer, a nurse practitioner, and I will be working full-time in the Gretna clinic. I started my healthcare as a nurse working in pediatrics and then moving into intensive care. I decided to further my education in order to be able to care for people in a primary healthcare setting. I specialize in family medicine because I love to take care of people of all ages. Preventative healthcare is an area to which I devote much time and energy. I believe it is my responsibility to provide these services to the community in order to keep everyone as healthy as possible. I will spend as much time as it requires to teach my patients about their health and the skills they need in order to maintain optimal functioning. I am originally from South Sioux City, Nebraska. I received my BS in nursing from UNMC in 1994 as well as my master’s in nursing in 1998.

I have been working in Family Medicine since getting my nurse practitioner certification. Previously I worked in Thornton, Colorado and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

I am married to Jeremy and have three very energetic boys. I enjoy sports, scrapbooking and especially spending time with my family.

I am very excited to be part of Gretna Family Health and look forward to serving you and your family for many years to come.

James Cervantes, MD

Bellevue
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Dr. Cervantes is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who provides medical evaluation and treatments for patients of all ages. His areas of special interest include chronic disease management, preventative healthcare exams for both adults and children, men’s health and sports medicine, and minor surgical procedures.

Dr. Cervantes opened a private family medicine clinic in 1999 with a mission to provide quality and compassionate healthcare for individuals and entire families throughout all stages in life.

Fernando Correa, MD

Omaha
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Over 28 years of M.D. experience and has been practicing in Omaha since 1990.

Nicole DeFini, PA-C

Omaha
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Nicole DeFini, PA-C joined Omaha Family Medicine in 2005. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Physician Assistant Program with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a proud Strada Healthcare provider and is only in clinics on Wednesdays. Nicole and Dr. Stoner promise to work together to make an exceptional patient experience for you.

Stacie Gilroy, PA-C

Papillion
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Stacie Spiehs Gilroy is a nationally certified physician assistant of family medicine. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. Nebraska in 1988 and then earned her Physician Assistant Degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1990. Ms. Gilroy is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Nebraska Association of Physician Assistants. She is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Pas.

Todd Johnson, DO

Lincoln
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Doctor Todd Johnson was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but spent much of his childhood in Pennsylvania. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology and masters in exercise science at the University of Nebraska. He then crossed the border to Iowa, more specifically Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Johnson then completed his residency training through Michigan State University in Traverse City, Michigan. His traveling days over, Dr. Johnson settled back down in Lincoln, Nebraska.

He has been practicing for almost 20 years now and has truly made a name for himself. He is Board Certified Family Physician and holds dual accreditation from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine. In 2014 I earned Fellow with the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is new to Strada Healthcare, but not to Direct Primary Care. Dr. Johnson has his own DPC clinic in Lincoln. He strives daily to provide exceptional, compassionate healthcare to his patients and believes DPC is the best way to do that. He and his wife Tiffany have three children. His ideal day off would include a morning run with his dog, a round of golf, an evening by a pool with a campfire cookout, and, to end this utopian day, an outdoor movie. He lives his life following two great pieces of advice he received: 1. Do what you love and do it well; and 2. If you have never failed, you haven’t taken enough risks, which ultimately means you fail by default.

Lynn Kocian, PA-C

Gretna
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My education began in the United States Air Force. l was a Chinese Linguist in USAF Military Intelligence. It was in the Air Force that I discovered the Physician Assistant, as they were the primary healthcare providers for the military. After 4 years of military service, I decided to change careers and returned to Nebraska to pursue my own career as a PA.

I completed my master’s in Medicine/Physician Assistant Studies at UNMC in 1997. I have practiced Family Medicine in Gretna, Nebraska, ever since and have Ioved every minute. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed the dimensions family practice has to offer – Pediatrics and Geriatrics. My focus is preventive medicine and wellness. I have a special interest in Adolescent Medicine, hormone imbalance and holistic therapies. I believe treating the whole person is the best way to achieve optimal health.

Early in my career, I organized health fairs to bring awareness to heart disease prevention and outlined healthy eating guidelines, called “Lynn’s Lites” to help my patients make better lifestyles and dietary changes. I also belong to the Citizens Committee to Provide a Safe and Healthy Environment for the Youth of Gretna. This allows me to communicate high risk behaviors amongst our youth, such as STD, drug and alcohol trends, so that we may help our kids make better, healthier choices and bridge the communication gap between parents and children through awareness.

For these efforts, I was humbly honored with the Physician Assistant of the Year award in 2003.

I reside in Gretna with my husband, Jay and our two children, Carter and Raigan. When I am not playing chauffer, I enjoy singing in our church band, High Spirit.

Cassie Krause MSN, APRN

Omaha
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Cassie Krause has been a family nurse practitioner for 4 years. Her experience is in primary care managing chronic illness and promoting health for all ages. Prior to finishing her nurse practitioner degree she worked at the Nebraska Medical Center on a cardiac floor and in the recovery room. She loved caring for patients, but missed continuing those relationships once the patient left the hospital. This desire to build a life-long, trusting relationship with her patients is what motivated her to become a family nurse practitioner. Cassie has developed a passion for integrative medicine which focuses on treating the whole person- mind, body, and spirit. She believes we are designed not only to live without disease or have symptoms manageable, but to thrive and live life to the full by pursuing wellness and wholeness.

Brock R. LaSure, MD

Bellevue
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Dr. LaSure has been practicing in Bellevue since 2006. He sees patients of all ages and enjoys managing all types of acute and chronic health conditions. He has particular interests in preventative care, dermatology, pediatrics, and orthopedics. His hobbies include travel, landscaping, movies, cooking, Nebraska football, and spending time with his family.

Randy Lienemann, PA-C

Omaha
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Randy has been a PA since 1994, with a background in family practice and emergency medicine. He enjoys taking care of patients of all ages. He enjoys getting down to the level of the child, helping the working patient, caring for families, women’s health, men’s health and caring for older age patients. His greatest joy comes from being a friend and providing excellent, modern health care.

Randy is the father of 7 children, who he loves spending time with. He is a boy scout leader, neighborhood organization leader and is active in his church home. He grew up in Osceola and York, Nebraska, and has worked in both small and large Nebraska towns, as well as working for years in Iowa, developing an appreciation for both states. He received his Master’s of Physician Assistant Science from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Additionally, Randy is also a Certified Medical Examiner under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tim Mason, APRN

Kearney
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Tim Mason, APRN, is a Nebraska native, born and raised in Kearney. He graduated with his APRN degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Tim has a 6-year experience in the Emergency Room, ICU, and 12 years as a paramedic that has prepared him in the medical field. Tim is board certified in Family Medicine with a focus on patients from birth to death, and men’s health. He is passionate about preventative care and building lasting relationships with his patients.

Wendy Pecoraro MSN, APRN

Omaha
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Wendy has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for almost 20 years. She has worked at Methodist Hospital’s Emergency Department for most of that time. Her practice in Integrative Care started to emerge in 2010, after attending multiple conferences through Harvard’s Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. It became apparent that most of her Emergency Department patients could have used some degree of lifestyle modification long before she saw them. For the last 2 years, Wendy has proposed and piloted a comprehensive Wellness Program for the employees of Methodist Hospital, while attending Methodist College for a post-master’s certificate in Wellness and Health Promotion.

This experience and education, along with a passion to care for the whole person, evolved into a natural partnership with Omaha Integrative Care. Wendy’s practice is based on the Integrative Care Model (which is not Alternative Healthcare); it’s an approach that addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Treatments that are natural and less invasive are used whenever possible. Health promotion and prevention of illness are at the forefront of this patient, family, and community-centered practice. Wendy can provide primary care for you and your family, or work in collaboration with your physician (to augment the care they already provide). Call for an appointment today and let’s work together on a plan for your whole health. Wendy only sees Strada patients who are at least 13 years old.

Adam Rasmussen, MD

Papillion
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Dr. Rasmussen is board certified in Family Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Chadron State College in 2010. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2014 with a Doctorate of Medicine. He completed his residency in Lincoln, NE, for Family Medicine in 2017. He was the chief resident in his final year. Dr. Rasmussen is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Board of Family Medicine, and the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Rasmussen was raised on a farm in Eastern Nebraska. He enjoys watching movies, hunting, fishing and time with his wife and young daughter.

Bradley D. Rodgers, MD

Kearney
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Dr. Brad Rodgers is a well-known Family Practice doctor in Kearney. He has been practicing medicine there for over twenty years. Brad has been a long time preceptor for medical students as well as volunteering his time to Kearney High School and he is the official doctor for the Tri-City Storm Hockey club. Dr. Rodgers has five children and he is an active hunter and fisherman.

Don Scarborough, PA-C

Omaha
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Don brings a level of quiet and calm dependability to the team. He enjoys good coffee, exercise, carpentry and family. His energetic and hopeful personality is dangerously contagious not only to his patients but also to his coworkers. Don grew up in Saint Paul Nebraska and went to UNMC, where he completed his PA training in. He is married with four wonderful children and two dogs. He has a degree in exercise science and a Masters in Nutrition. All these add up to Don’s beliefs in the power of healthy food, exercise, and having a good role model. During your appointment, Don will do a complete physical exam, answer your questions, discuss problems and concerns and give you a wellness prescription tailored to your needs.

Charles Stoner, MD

Omaha
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After completing medical school at Creighton University and residency in Kansas City, Mo., Dr. Stoner founded Omaha Family Medicine in June 2003. Dr. Stoner is passionate in the fields of wellness and disease prevention. He enjoys reading, walking, and playing tennis.

Jeffry Strohmyer, MD

Papillion
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Family physicians, such as Dr. Strohmyer, who practice Family Medicine, possess unique attitudes, skills and use knowledge which qualify them to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventative services to each member of the family regardless of sex, age or type of problem, be it biological behavioral, or social. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best qualified to serve as each patients advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health service, and community resources.

Ann Wieseler MSN, APRN

Omaha
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Ann Wieseler is a board-certified family practice and acute-care nurse practitioner with over 5 years of experience in trauma and emergency medicine. Patient relationships were an integral part of Ann’s clinical rotation at a local family practice facility. It was here, that she recognized the value of integrative care and the importance of treating the whole person, not just physical symptoms. She loved developing a trusting relationship with the patients. This motivated her to join a practice where she could foster partnerships with her patients. Omaha Integrative Care’s focus parallels Ann’s values that she wants to incorporate into everyday practice. Ann only sees Strada patients who are at least 13 years old.

As a nurse practitioner at Omaha Integrative Care, Ann will independently diagnose and treat various illnesses and injuries, focusing on promoting health and preventing disease and illness while using a holistic patient-centered care model.

Ann is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at Creighton University, with the focus on bringing integrative medicine into advanced nursing practice. Her scholarly project will involve incorporating meditation practices in association with patient interactions, and measuring its impact on health outcomes. Utilizing integrative medicine, and incorporating social and behavioral disciplines, will allow for the achievement of optimal outcomes where the treatment of the whole person is the focus of care.

Florida

Dalian Caraballo, MD

Miami
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Dr. Dalian Caraballo is a board-certified family physician.  She was born and raised in Puerto Rico where she completed a bachelor degree in Biology at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She earned a medical degree at the Iberoamerican University School of Medicine (UNIBE) in the Dominican Republic and completed a specialty in Family Medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ohio, where she served as a Chief Resident. After residency, she worked in the field of urgent care and occupational medicine before moving to Florida to begin a career in correctional medicine in 2013.  In March 2017, frustrated with the traditional healthcare model, she learned about the great benefits of Direct Primary Care model and opened her office, Your Family MD. 

She enjoys helping others and together with a strong group of women physicians, provided medical disaster relief after hurricane Irma & Maria in 2017. She founded the group Doctor@s Boricuas that is composed of close to 3K physicians native from Puerto Rico who are all over the world.

Eric Crall, MD

Tampa
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Dr. Crall grew up in Ft. Wayne, Indiana but relocated to Tampa in 1980.  His educational background is as follows:

  • Jesuit High School in Tampa, 1986
  • The University of South Florida, B.A. in Chemistry 1990
  • Emory University School of Medicine, M.D. awarded 1994, where he was the class president in his 4th year and received the Nicholas J. Pisacano, M.D. Memorial Scholarship from the American Board of Family Medicine, recognizing "future leaders" in Family Medicine
  • The Bayfront Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in St. Petersburg, FL, where he was selected by his peers to be the Chief Resident in his third year (1997).

Dr. Crall practiced for 17 years as an employed physician with Morton Plant Mease Primary Care in New Port Richey, FL prior to opening MyDPCdoc Family Medicine. Dr. Crall has been happily married to Kara for 25 years and they have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.  He enjoys cycling, jogging, softball, and watching his children participate in their many activities

Oscar Hernandez, MD

Miami
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Dr. Oscar L. Hernandez is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification Program of the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, where he is guideline compliant. He has passed the American Board of Bariatric Medicine exam and is one of a select group of physicians in the country to carry this Board Certification in Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Hernandez is a graduate of Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and completed a dual Pediatrics and Internal Medicine residency program at Michigan State University. As the founder of MetroMed, Dr. Hernandez has practiced in primary care medicine for over 20 years and has become a valuable medical educator to many local programs. He carries the following teaching
appointments:

  • Clinical Skills Preceptor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at the Nova Southeastern University
  • College of Allied Health and Nursing, Physician Assistant Department
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the Barry University Physician Assistant Program
  • Clinical Skills Faculty for the FIU Advanced Nursing Program

Melissa Launder, MD

Trinity
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Dr. Melissa Launder isn’t shy about sharing her love for Family Medicine and her patients. She considers it an honor to work as a primary care physician and help generations of families, young and old. Her interest in medicine was first sparked at a young age as she witnessed her father care for patients as a physical therapist.

She obtained her B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida; graduated in 2006 from the Florida State University College of Medicine; and completed residency training at the University of South Florida’s Family Medicine program at Morton Plant Hospital. After nearly ten years of practice in the Baycare Health System, Dr. Launder opened Exceptional Care Center in Trinity with a vision for further improving her patient’s medical experience. In a day and age where insurance companies and corporations reign supreme, she shines amongst her peers for her compassionate care, thorough manner and dedication to her craft. She continues to develop rich relationships with her patients in a time when many physicians are “burning out” and questioning their career choices.  Dr. Launder is blessed by her family and friends. She and her husband Tom enjoy caring for their two Chihuahuas, Pepe and Paco. She also appreciates great coffee, hiking, reading, musical theatre, and travel.

Brett Levine, DO

St. Petersburg
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Brett Levine, D.O. is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician. After completing his undergraduate degree at the George Washington University, Dr. Levine attended Nova Southeastern University Medical School where he graduated in 2012. Following his family medicine residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Levine gained invaluable experience while practicing in Clearwater, Florida at a small, privately-owned clinic, as well as numerous inpatient rehab facilities and nursing homes.

Dr. Levine discovered Direct Primary Care at the perfect time in his career and took the plunge, starting his own practice, LevMed, in April 2018. He is proud to join DPC movement, delivering primary care in a manner more consistent with the values that made him become a doctor in the first place. He is passionate about the DPC practice model, and is excited to provide this service to his patients.

Dr. Levine was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He describes himself as a travel enthusiast, slightly above average tennis player and fledgling beach volleyball intramural league star. He is an avid sports fan and culinary elitist (foodie). He is happily married and the proud father of two loving cats, who make his heart swell.

Trinette Moss, M.D.

Clearwater
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Trinette Moss, MD is a Florida native, born in Miami.  She earned her medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach.  Dr. Moss has practiced in Pinellas County since 2003 working for Baycare Health System. She opened her own practice Total Family Wellness in 2014 with a vision to the future of family medicine in Direct Primary Care.   Dr. Moss feels that it is an honor and privilege to be invited into each and every patient's life.  She seeks to continue making long-lasting relationships with her patients.  When not in the office Dr. Moss spends time with her husband Gregory, and her three children.

Karina Azank Parilo, M.D.

Wesley Chapel
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Karina Azank Parilo was born in Puerto Rico but grew up in Tampa after moving here with her parents at the age of 3. She attended the Academy of the Holy Names and then completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Duke University. She then returned to Tampa and received her MD from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. While she initially trained in Anesthesiology following her intern year at USF, she missed having long-term relationships with patients and transferred to the University of Massachusetts Family Residency Program in Worcester to pursue training in traditional Family Medicine. She completed her family medicine training and returned home where she worked for a medical group in Wesley Chapel for 7 years. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and provides comprehensive primary care to individuals and families of all ages from newborn to geriatrics.

Dr. Parilo is happily married to Dane and they have a blended family consisting of three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. She is fluent in Spanish.

Michigan

Salil Dua, MD

Canton
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Salil Dua, MD, is a board certified physician in Family Medicine. He was born and raised in Michigan. He attended the University of Michgian, where he obtained a Bachelor of Scicence in Economics. Dr. Dua subsequently attended Wayne State University school of medicine followed by residency training in Family Medicine at St. John's Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Dua's interests in practice include sports medicine, wieght loss and dermatology. Dr. Dua's interests outside of medicine include personal fitness, various spectator sports, black jack and studying the equity markets.

Jeff O’Boyle, DO

Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti
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Jeff O'Boyle, DO, grew up in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2010-2014, where he received his medical degree. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Beaumont Hospital in Wayne, where he practiced a spectrum of medicine from newborns through adults including end-of-life care and specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of acute and chronic conditions. Currently, he is dually board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine.

Outside of medicine, he enjoys an eclectic interest in activities, including listening to audiobooks, mountain biking, cooking, grilling, vegetable gardening, walking his two huskies, and playing cards or board games with his wife.

Nikki Teasdale, NP

Canton, Ypsilanti
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Nicole Teasdale is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner born and raised in Michigan. She earned her BSN from Saginaw Valley State University and her MSN from the University Of Detroit Mercy.

Nicole strives to develop a trusting relationship with all patients in order to improve and maintain their health and wellness. In her free time, she loves being with friends and family, chasing her child, and enjoys both participating in and watching sports.

Virginia

Matt Haden, MD

Alexandria, Arlington
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Dr. Haden was born and raised in Nebraska. He completed his Bachelor of Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He then attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine for a joint MD and Masters of Public Health program. Dr. Haden completed 18 months of residency training at Georgetown/Providence Hospital in Washington, DC before transferring to the Mayo Clinic Arizona, where he completed his specialty training in Family Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has worked for several years in urgent care and primary care.

While working as a doctor, he also went to business school and obtained his MBA to help in his entrepreneurial endeavors. He was the founder and CEO of MobileMDs, an on-demand service for doctor’s house calls serving the urgent care needs of travelers across the US. After several years of growing that business, he decided to return his focus to primary care and restoring the doctor-patient relationship through Direct Primary Care (DPC).

Dr. Haden has traveled extensively and even lived abroad for a time in Egypt and Costa Rica. Over the past 20+ years, he has enjoyed the opportunity to visit Rome, Casablanca, Malta, Gibraltar, Montreal, Ottawa, several parts of India, Nepal, Mexico, Trinidad, and the Dominican Republic. These experiences have helped him to better understand how one’s culture can influence health and treatment preferences of patients.

Dr. Haden enjoys working out, visiting family, drinking coffee, playing the drums, driving his electric car, and spending quality time with his wife and daughter. He was selected as a 2015-2016 Fellow of the Leonine Forum at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, DC and volunteers with the Order of Malta Federal Association Auxiliary.

Elizabeth Weaver, MD

Herndon
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Elizabeth Weaver, MD is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and is a diplomate to the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She loves the breadth of issues to tackle in family medicine and its focus on prevention. She has a special love of working with adolescents.

As a board certified family physician practicing for 17 years she has witnessed many changes in the way health care is delivered.

She has always held the belief that good primary care physicians recognize that each patient is an individual. Good patient care involves searching for the underlying, root cause of disease, not simply the treatment of a myriad of symptoms.

Wellness means integrating the treatment of the whole person, mind, body and spirit. It also must empower patients to create a state of optimal health.

Wyoming

Darren L. Mikesell D.O.

Laramie
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Darren L. Mikesell, DO, is a board certified family Physician and comes to us from Rawlins, WY. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming in 1999, and from there went to the Western University of Health Sciences / College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pamona, CA. Dr. Mikesell completed his residency at Utah Valley Family Medicine residency program in Provo, UT before returning to Wyoming in August 2008. Dr. Mikesell enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, golf, and spending time with his wife Frances, and their six children.

Maryland

Matthew Mintz, MD

Bethesda
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Board-certified internist Matthew Mintz, MD, FACP, practicing in Bethesda, Maryland, provides old-fashioned, personalized care with today’s advanced diagnostic procedures and treatments. He serves patients in the cities surrounding Bethesda, including Potomac, Rockville, Chevy Chase, and the larger Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.

Patients are becoming more frustrated with today's healthcare: difficulty getting appointments, long waits in the waiting room, short visits with your doctor, and trouble getting return calls for lab results or other requests. Dr. Mintz' practice will bring you back to the days when you could spend time with your physician; where the doctor can not only address all your concerns but know you as an individual. By limiting the number of patients in his practice, Dr. Mintz can see his patients whenever they need to be seen and can be accessible to them, even after hours if needed. Dr. Mintz is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, cost-effective medical care.

Dr. Mintz received his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois in 1990. He then went on to earn his medical degree and then residency in internal medicine and primary care at George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. in 1994 and 1997, respectively.  After completing a Chief Medical Residency in 1998, also at George Washington University, Dr. Mintz remained at GW as full-time faculty for 20 years, where he split his time between seeing patients and teaching medical students and residents.  In 2017, Dr. Mintz opened up his own Direct Primary Care practice in Bethesda, Maryland.

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