The Ruby Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dayna Leavens-Thergesen, CPNP, will be seeing patients at the clinic two days a week starting February 4, 2019. Thergesen is a national board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and treats patients from birth to 21 years old. She will be available to see patients at the Ruby Valley Medical Clinic in Sheridan on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Thergesen has been seeing patients at the Clinic on Thursdays for 16 years, serving the Ruby Valley first at the Twin Bridges clinic and then in Sheridan. “My one day a week at the Clinic has been overbooked for some time,” says Thergesen. “There was clearly a need for more local pediatric care.” Thergesen also sees patients in Dillon two days a week and in Butte one day per week at the Southwest Montana Community Health Center Department of Pediatrics. “Traveling to Dillon, over Homestake Pass, or to Bozeman with a sick child, especially with winter road conditions, adds another level of anxiety to a stressful situation for pediatric patients and families.” Thergesen and the Ruby Valley Medical Clinic hope to facilitate better care and reduced stress for parents by adding