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Please call (406) 842-5453 to schedule an appointment at our
Sheridan or Twin Bridges Clinics with any of our healthcare providers.
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Dr. Roman Hendrickson, MD

Education

  • B.A., Modern French History - University of Minnesota

  • Certificate of European Studies - Universite Aix-Marseille Aix-en-Provence France

  • B.S., Clinical Chemistry - University of South Florida

  • M.D., College of Medicine, University of Florida - Tampa

Residency

  • Halifax Hospital Medical Center Family Practice Residency

  • Mini-Fellowship Geriatrics, Duke University

Board Certifications

  • American Board Family Medicine since 1979

  • American Board of Geriatrics since 1994

  • Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians

Professional Activities

  • President-Elect:  Montana Academy of Family Physicians

  • Past President: Montana Gerontology Society

  • Executive Committee:  Montana Medical Association

Areas of Interest

  • Geriatrics 

  • Asthma 

  • Dementia

Hobbies

  • Hiking, camping, fishing, travel and spending time with his wife and 11 children.

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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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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.

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

 

Scott sees patients every other Friday for non-surgical pain treatment.

Please call Ruby Valley Medical Center at (406) 842-5453 for an appointment.