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Nancy Allen, NP

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Daniel Barry, PA

Former Army medic Daniel Barry feels at home as Physician Assistant in Downieville clinic Downieville is a great fit for Daniel Barry. The community, where …

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Ingrid Bauer, MD

Dr. Ingrid Bauer knows that sometimes nature is the best medicine – or at least part of the treatment – for better health.

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Allison Blackham, LM, LVN

Licensed Midwife Allison Blackham: ‘It’s important to me to provide dignified, respectful care’ Licensed Midwife Allison Blackham knows the power of parenthood, from before a …

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Joseph Britton, MD

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Michelle Britton, Clinical Pharmacist

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Daniel Brusser, PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Daniel Brusser: ‘We want to make a positive, measurable contribution to the community’ Sometimes a career path takes a couple …

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Juan Alberto Chavez, DDS

Being very health conscious, Dr. Chavez likes to help patients in their quest to keep good oral habits in order to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

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Polly Conley, PNP

Polly joins Western Sierra from 14 years of private practice in Roseville. She has a Masters in Pediatrics from University of California, San Francisco and she received her BSN from Brigham Young University.

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Michael Curtis, MD

Michael E. Curtis, MD received his advanced training from the University of Pittsburg Medical School in 1983 and participated in the Residency Training Pediatrician program at the Naval Hospital San Diego.

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Michael Duffy, PA

Physician Assistant Michael Duffy brings extensive primary-care experience and a specialty for treating wounds to Penn Valley clinic Physician Assistant Michael Duffy has helped develop …

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John Eby, LMFT

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Brian Evans, MD

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Lindsay Fredrickson, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Lindsay Fredrickson: ‘I love getting to know my patients and what they need’ Brighter and warmer days, the “charm of a smaller …

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Andrea Gekas, NP, CNM

Drea is a women’s health nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife (CNM). She graduated from Georgetown University, adding her advanced practice nursing to her Master’s …

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Kirsten George, PA

Kirsten George handles the health care needs of newborns to seniors. She joined Western Sierra in 2015.

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Havilyn Harrar, NP

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Peter Harris, MD

Dr. Pete Harris is committed to community health, from helping families in some of the most remote areas of South America to newborns in Nevada County.

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Taylor Jabusch, PA

Taylor Jabusch: Being a Physician Assistant is ‘what I’ve been dreaming about’ Physician Assistant Taylor Jabusch is aware of the challenges – and the critical …

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Thomas Jacobs, DPM

Dr. Jacobs earned his undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis, and a medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in the Bay Area.

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Faye Jensen, MD

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Stacie La Jeunesse, PNP

  Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Stacie La Jeunesse: ‘I’m a teacher and educator in everything that I do’ Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Stacie La Jeunesse …

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Joseph Lambert, MD

Dr. Lambert, who started practicing pediatrics in Nevada County in the 1970s, has traded annual checkups, flu shots and growth charts for conversations – often difficult ones – to help children with issues from clinical depression to those considering suicide.

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Jessica Lusignan, FNP-BC

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Tammy Hufton, NP

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Sharon McIntyre, MD

From helping mothers deliver babies to providing medical care for soldiers and their families, Dr. Sharon McIntyre has built a career caring for others.

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Jessica Miskavige, DDS

  Dentist Jessica Miskavige: ‘I always want to make patients feel welcomed’ Dentist Jessica Miskavige knows the importance of quality dental care – and how …

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Robert Olson, PA

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Jay Patt, DC

Chiropractic treatment has become more mainstream the past few decades and is a viable option to “control pain without opiates,” he said. Chiropractic care is the “largest non-drug medical practice in the world.”

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Cara Peters, PA-C

Physician Assistant Cara Peters: ‘I’ve always cared about community service and helping people’ Physician Assistant Cara Peters is committed to providing first-rate, quality health care …

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Diana Petros, NP

Family nurse practitioner Diana Petros knows firsthand the importance of community clinics – the health care foundation for many patients.

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Marcy Pierce, PA-C

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Carla Pharris, MD

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Sara Rittenhouse, NP

Nurse Practitioner Sara Rittenhouse brings experience in several areas, including substance use disorder services, pediatrics and women’s health. She earned her doctoral degree in Advanced …

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Doris Royer

Doris has more than 15 years of experience counseling adults and adolescents with substance abuse disorders (SUD).

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Lynne Scannell, MD

Dr. Lynne Scannell brings more than three decades of pediatric experience Being close to Lake Tahoe and boasting some of the best mountain biking in …

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Susan Shapiro, MD

Dr. Susan E. Shapiro – who has practiced medicine for more than four decades, including 20 years in Auburn – has joined Western Sierra Medical Clinic as a primary care provider.

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Tetsuya Shirasuka, DDS

Dr. Tetsuya Shirasuka, D.D.S., has 30-years of experience as a dentist, providing patients of all ages with dental care in a variety of practice settings.

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Karen Walker, PA

  Physician Assistant Karen Walker embraces a second career with a commitment to providing quality care A caring health provider who connects with patients and …

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Sarah Woerner, MD

“Dr. Sarah” grew up in Nevada City, has been a practicing pediatrician since 1982 and speaks fluent Spanish.

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