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

Juan Alberto Chavez

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.

Polly Conley

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.

Michael Curtis

MD, Pediatrics

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.

Kristen George

PA, Family and Internal Medicine

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

Lora Lee Grutkowski

FNP, Family and Internal Medicine

Lora Lee is a Family Nurse Practitioner and medical and emergency care provider at the Downieville site clinic.

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.

Trish Hartman

Addiction Management

Patricia “Trish” Hartman provides substance abuse counseling at Western Sierra’s Placer County health centers in Auburn and Kings Beach (Tahoe).

Thomas Jacobs
Thomas Jacobs, DPM

DPM, Podiatry

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.