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…

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…