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…

  Dentist Jessica Miskavige: ‘I always want to make patients feel welcomed’ Dentist Jessica Miskavige knows the importance of quality dental care – and how to keep patients smiling. It’s what attracted Dr. Miskavige to Western Sierra Medical Clinic, the second Federally Qualified Health Center where she has practiced. “I like the impact you can…

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 Daniel Brusser, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Western Sierra Medical Clinic. A bachelor’s degree from Columbia…

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,…