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 the state were attractive draws for Dr. Lynne Scannell to Nevada County. But the ability to connect with patients in a rural community also scored high on her wish list.…

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 to patients. It’s what she experienced firsthand from her mother – and her first internship. “I’ve always cared about community service and helping people who need it the most,” says…

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 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 Jabusch, who grew up in…

  Physician Assistant Karen Walker embraces a second career with a commitment to providing quality care A caring health provider who connects with patients and keeps up with the latest medical news can make a huge – and sometimes even life-changing – difference. Just ask Karen Walker. She battled a health issue that was misdiagnosed…

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