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…

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…

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 Practice Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in spring 2020, graduated into the COVID-19 pandemic and began a journey in public service. She believes that education is often…

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 a new and much-in-demand career in health care, mastered a hard-to-find specialty – and found his way back to Nevada County. “Nobody even knew if this PA thing was going…

  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…

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