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Sheridan or Twin Bridges Clinics with any of our healthcare providers.
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Dr. Louis Bartoletti, MD
Chief Medical Officers

Education

  • B.S., Biology, Spanish, Carroll College, Helena Montana 

  • M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, WWAMI TRUST program 

Residency

  • Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine since 2019

Professional Activities

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 

  • Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) 

  • Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (ALSO) 

  • Advanced Wilderness & Expedition Provider (AWEP) 

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) 

  • Neonatal education program focusing exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants (STABLE) 

Areas of Interest

  • Emergency medicine 

  • Endoscopy and ultrasound applications in rural and emergency medicine 

  • Pediatrics 

  • Dermatology 

  • Reproductive healthcare 

Hobbies

  • Adventures of all varieties. 

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Dr. Kathy Meyer, DC
Chiropractor

Education

  • B.A., University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwest Health Science University, Bloomington, Minnesota

Board Certification

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Certification

  • Nationally Certified Impairment Evaluator

Additional Studies

  • Advanced Extremity Adjustment, Prosport National Conference

Experience

  • Severe trauma clinic, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2 years

  • Private practice, Whitehall, Montana, 26 years

Professional Activities

  • Member, Montana Chiropractic Association

  • Member, Northwest Health Science University Alumni Association

Areas of Interest

  • Entire musculoskeletal system, the bio-mechanics of the human body

Hobbies

  • Hiking, gardening, being a Mom & Koinonia of Montana

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Chris Hartsfield, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • A.A., Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida

  • A.S., Nursing - Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida

  • B.A., Organizational Management, Warner Southern College, Lake Wales, Florida

  • M.S., Nursing: Specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner, Frontier Nursing University,
    Hyden, Kentucky

Experience

  • Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, 7 years

  • All aspects of Critical Care - Emergency Medical, Adult and Pediatric Intensive
    Care Units, 18 years

  • Flight nurse, 13 years

Board Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Professional Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support

  • Trauma Nursing Care Course

Areas of Interest

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Teaching

  • Lecturing

Hobbies

  • Sport of triathlon, cycling, running, swimming, adventure racing, hiking, camping, fishing and hunting

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Paula Christensen, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • L.P.N., Butte Vo-Tech

  • R.N.-A.S.N., New York University

  • M.S. Family Nurse Practitioner, Walden University, Minneapolis

Experience

  • Barrett Hospital, 25 years

  • Traveling nurse for rural hospitals, 21 years.  Responsible for all aspects of rural
    nursing - OB, Pediatrics, Med/Sur Outpatient, ICU/ER and charge nurse.

  • Radiology - 13 week assignment at Bozeman Deaconess for interventional radiology
    including PICC lines.

  • Flight nurse with Care Flight, Air Idaho, Omniflight, Air Methods and Summit Air,
    4 years.

  • Nurse Practitioner, Deer Lodge, 3 years

Board Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • Board Certified Family Practitioner Nurse

Professional Certifications

  • PICC Line Certification

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support

Areas of Interest

  • All aspects of medical treatment and caring for patients

  • Women's health

  • Children with special needs

Hobbies

  • Antiquing, gardening, grandkids, kids, husband and a large extended family. 

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Amy Braaksma, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • B.S.N., Montana State University, Bozeman

  • D.N.P. - Montana State University, Bozeman (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Experience

  • Bozeman Health R.N., 10 Years

  • Boulder Medical Clinic Nurse Practitioner, 2 years

  • Bozeman Clinic Nurse Practitioner, 3 years

Board Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • Board Certified Family Practitioner Nurse

Professional Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • DOT certified

Areas of Interest

  • Family practice

  • Women's health

  • Wound care

Hobbies

  • Volunteer overseas medical work, trail running, raising Airedale Terriers & working on the family farm. 

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Jade Bartoletti, DNP, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • B.S., Nursing, Spanish, Carroll College, Helena Montana 

  • D.N.P, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 

Experience

  • Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, Montana – labor and delivery 

  • Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington – trauma and acute burn care unit, women’s and pediatric healthcare 

  • Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho - Inpatient Internal Medicine Hospitalist 

  • Central Peninsula Hospital Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinic, Soldotna, Alaska 

  • Whangamata Medical Center, New Zealand, Registered Nurse Specialist

Board Certifications

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center 

  • Advanced Registered Family Nurse Practitioner 

Professional Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) 

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 

  • Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) 

  • Pediatric Life Support (PALS) 

  • Merck Nexplanon Clinical Training Certificate 

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) 

  • Neonatal education program focusing exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants (STABLE) 

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners 

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: Zeta Upsilon-at-Large 

Areas of Interest

  • Emergency medicine 

  • Pediatrics 

  • Reproductive healthcare 

  • Rural healthcare 

Hobbies

  • Cross country running, reading, traveling, hiking, painting and music.  

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Dayna Thergesen, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • B.S. & M.S., Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, University of Washington, Seattle

  • Completed a Fellowship in Children with Special Healthcare Needs, University of Washington, Seattle

Experience

  • Harborview Medical Center Children and Teens Clinic and Swedish Hospital, Seattle, Washington

  • Community Health Center Pediatrics serving the Ruby Valley, Dillon and Butte

  • Madison County Board of Health, Board Member

Board Certifications

  • Nationally Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Lactation Consultant

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics - birth to age 21

  • Children with special health care needs, ADHD, asthma, obesity prevention

  • Breastfeeding promotion and support

Hobbies

  • Hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, cross country skiing, photography, hunting, gardening, anything outdoors and time with family and friends

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Judy Weitzel, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • B.A., Psychology, University of New Hampshire

  • M.S., Nursing, George Mason University

  • Post-graduate certificate in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Commonwealth University of Virginia

Experience

  • Broad experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment

Board Certifications

  • Nationally Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (APRN)

Areas of Interest

  • Impact of physical activity on mental health

  • Happiness research

  • Rural mental health issues

Hobbies

  • Hiking, bicycling, gardening, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and other outdoor physical activities

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Scott Rigdon, CRNA
Anesthesia Technician

Treatments include: Epidural Corticosteriod Injections which reduce inflammation and expand nerve passages, Radio Frequency Ablation to heat up a pain producing nerve, thereby reducing the pain signals, and Nerve Testing to identify the pain-causing nerve and facilitate the development of a pain treatment plan. Patients need to have an initial clinic visit to be approved for a pain injection treatment appointment.

Medical Education

  • B.S., Biochemistry, Portland State University, Portland, OR

  • R.N., Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

  • Masters of Public Health, Portland State University, Portland, OR

  • Masters of Science, Nursing, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

  • Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Board Memberships

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Montana Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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Dorothy DeHart, MOT
Occupational Therapist
Health services include supporting patients in restoring their daily functional activities following injuries, surgery or debilitating events such as a stroke. Occupational Therapists have unique training to provide a fully integrated plan for the patient to regain skills and achieve their social and functional objectives. Dorothy sees patients every Tuesday & Thursday, plus additional days as needed.

Medical Education:

  • Master's in Occupational Therapy: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

  • Bachelor of Science: University of Montana, Missoula, MT

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Lawrence Grall, MS/SLP-CCC
Speech Therapist

Health services include adult and geriatric speech therapy with a focus on communication and swallowing disorders. Speech therapists provide memory health/dementia services, providing patient assessment and family/caregiver education. Lawrence is available at the Ruby Valley Medical Center four days a week. Initial appointments are arranged with a doctor’s order.

Medical Education:

  • Master's in Speech-Language Pathology: University of NM,  Albuquerque, NM

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Jess Svingen, DO
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Health services include “Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment" or OMT, a set of techniques that moves a patient’s muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance. Although it is often used to treat muscle pain, it can also help provide relief for asthma, sinus disorders, migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome. She sees patients at RVMC two Fridays a month.

Medical Education:

  • B.S., Biomedical and Neroscience, MSU, Bozeman

  • D.O., Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, WA

 

Experience

  • Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Jackson, MI

  • Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield, WV

  • Sunnyside Collaborative Care, Happy Valley, OR

  • Madison Valley Medical Center, Ennis, MT

 

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

 

Professional Certifications

  • Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES)

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Experienced Provider (ACLS)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)

 

Professional Activities

  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

 

Hobbies

  • Archery Hunting, Bird Hunting, Fishing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Painting & Gardening​

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