Family Nurse Practitioner Nancy Allen: ‘Serving patients in so many ways and meeting them where they are most comfortable is of utmost importance’ With more than four decades of health care experience, Family Nurse Practitioner Nancy Allen seeks to enhance access for the patients of Western Sierra Medical Clinic. From answering questions about medications to…

Taylor Anderson: Being a Physician Assistant is ‘what I’ve been dreaming about’ Physician Assistant Taylor Anderson is aware of the challenges – and the critical need for quality health care in Placer and Nevada counties. “Getting to work in a community where I was raised is important to me,” says Anderson, who grew up in…

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 the elevation is 10 times more than the number of residents, is just what the former Army medic-turned-Physician Assistant ordered on his career wish list. “In primary care, it’s as…

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

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 baby’s first breath to decades later. The birth of a child “affects generations of people,” says Blackham, who has been involved in births for more than three decades as nurse,…

Joseph Britton, M.D. joined WSMC in 2021 after a 27-year career in Emergency Medicine and hospital/physician group administration.  He is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community in an FQHC setting using his clinical and administrative skills.

Pharmacist Michelle Britton: ‘The link that makes things move faster’ Longtime community member and veteran Pharmacist Michelle Britton embraces her role as a patient advocate. Whether it’s educating patients about their medications or how to navigate the health care system, Britton’s focus is on her patients. “I’m absolutely their advocate, and they can rely on…

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 of twists and turns before landing in the perfect place. Just ask Dr. Daniel Brusser, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Western Sierra Medical Clinic. A bachelor’s degree from…

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.

PNP, Pediatrics

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.