Our Providers


Beginning at birth and continuing for a lifetime, Memorial Community Hospital & Health System is your connection to quality healthcare services. MCH&HS takes pride in the talented team of physicians and physician’s assistants that have been assembled within our health system.

Our dedicated medical staff serves the residents of Washington and Burt counties by providing primary care services at the Blair Clinic, on our main campus, and through our outreach clinics in Tekamah, Cottonwood Clinic and Fort Calhoun, Fort Calhoun Clinic.

The MCH&HS Specialty Clinic hosts more than 30 physicians practicing in a wide range of specialties from Allergies and Asthma to Urology and Pulmonology.

Surgical Services are offered in orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, podiatry, OB/GYN, ear, nose and throat (ENT), and general surgery.

Blair Clinic


 

 

 

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Amber Beckenhauer, D.O.
Blair Clinic

Dr. Beckenhauer attended and completed her degree in Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri and completed her residency at Lincoln Medical Education Partnership through UNMC in Lincoln , NE. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the AAFP. She is certified in ATLS, ACLS, NRP, ALSO, BCLS. She has special interests in Family Medicine and Obstetrics.

 

*Bradley Sawtelle, M.D.
Blair Clinic

Dr. Sawtelle attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his residency there. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has special interests in Occupational Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Family Medicine.

 

John Simonson, M.D.
Blair Clinic

Dr. Simonson attended college and completed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, the Nebraska Association of Family Medicine and is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has special interest in Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Geriatrics.



 

 

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Charles "Tuck' Smith, M.D.
Blair Clinic

Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha and completed his residency in Family Medicine.  Dr. Smith enjoys patients of all ages, but has a special interest in family practice as well as obstetrics, pediatrics and sports medicine. He has specialty training in cesarean births, endoscopy procedures and allergy.

Andrea VerMaas, M.D.
Blair Clinic

Dr. VerMaas attended medical school and completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of both the Nebraska and American Family Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. VerMaas is also certified in Advanced Pediatric Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Advanced Obstetric Life Support. Her special interests include OB Care, Women's Health and Pediatrics.

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Carol Weckmuller, M.D.
Blair Clinic

Dr. Weckmuller attended and completed her residency at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine and the American Medical Association. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Weckmuller has special interests in Women's Health, Geriatrics and Gynecology.

 

* These physicians offer Open Access Scheduling which allows patients to call the morning they need to be seen and schedule an appointment with their physician the same day.

 

 

Lynda Arnold, PA-C
Blair Clinic

Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Certification:  Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Affiliations:  American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants

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Jill Connealy, MPAS,  PA-C
Blair Clinic

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications:  Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

 



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Kimberly Kurtz, PA-C
Blair Clinic

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Christy Ott, PA-C
Blair Clinic

Medical Center:  University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications:  Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

 

 



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Carla Schneider, 
PA-C
Blair Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Bruce Town, PA-C
Blair Clinic

Medical School:  Univeristy of Iowa College of Medicine
Certification:   Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Affiliations:  Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Special Interests:  Occupational Medicine

Nicole A. Goliber, PA-C
Blair Clinic

Medical School:  University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications:  BLS and ACLS

Mindy Bosaneck, APRN
Blair Clinic

Medical School: Clarkson College
Certifications: BLS, ACLS and PALS

Jenna Kenney, PA-C
Blair Clinic

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications:  Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Affiliations:  Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants 

 

 

 

Cottonwood Clinic


 

Rebecca Guzinski, PA-C
Cottonwood Clinic 

Medical School: Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center   Certifications: Board Certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants                                   Affiliations: American Academy of Physician Assistants and Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants         

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Charles "Tuck' Smith, M.D.
Blair Clinic

Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha and completed his residency in Family Medicine.  Dr. Smith enjoys patients of all ages, but has a special interest in family practice as well as obstetrics, pediatrics and sports medicine. He has specialty training in cesarean births, endoscopy procedures and allergy.

 

 

 

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Jill Connealy, MPAS,  PA-C
Blair Clinic

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications:  Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

 

 


Fort Calhoun Clinic

Matt Garris, PA-C
Fort Calhoun Clinic

Medical School:  University of Nebraska Medical School  
Certifications:  Board certified by the National Commisssion of Physicians Assistants
Affiliations: American Academy of Physician Assistants and Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants

Dana McCabe, PA-C
Blair Clinic

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications:  Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Affiliations:  American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants

Jim Jordan, M.D.
Fort Calhoun Clinic

Dr. Jordan attended Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands-Antilles.  He completed his family medicine residency with Clarkson Family Medicine in Omaha.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Nebraska Association of Family Practice and the American Medical Association. Dr. Jordan's areas of special interest include obstetrics, sports medicine and general family practice. 

 

 

 


Emergency Medicine

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Maurice Birdwell, M.D.
Emergency Department

Dr. Birdwell attended Medical School at Creighton University.  He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical Center Hospital.  He is board certified by the American Board or Emergency Medicine, a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. 

 

Cameron Ourada, PA-C
Emergency Department

Medical School:  University of Nebraska Medical School 
Certifications:   Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants   
Affiliations:  The Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants      

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Daniel C. Dollison, PA-C
Emergency Department

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), BLS, ACLS, PALS

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Robert Howell, M.D.
Emergency Department

Dr. Howell attended Creighton University and performed his residency with the United States Army Medical Department.  He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, BLS, ACLS, ATLS, and PALS.  He is also affiliated with Creighton University Medical Center.

 


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Alicia Chennell, M.D.
Emergency Department

Specialty: Family Medicine
Medical School: University of Kansas Medical Center
Residency: Currently in Residency at Lincoln Medical Education Partnership
Certifications: BLS, ACLS, NRP, ALSO, ATLS


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Kelly S. Schroder, M.D.
Emergency Department

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Medical School: University of Medical Center
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS

Paul J. Travis, M.D.
Emergency Department

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Medical School: Creighton University
Residency: Currently in Residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS

 


 

Specialty Clinic


Brett Kettelhut, M.D.
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Medical School:  University of Nebraska Medical Center
Pediatric Internship & Residency:  Children's Hospital
Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
Certification:  American Board of Allergy & Immunology
and American Board of Pediatrics


 

Shawn J. Pettis, M.D.
Anesthesia/Pain Management

Medical School:  Creighton University Medical School
Residency:  Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn.
Affiliations:  American Board of Anesthesiology with added certification in pain management

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Jim Holland, CRNA
Anesthesia/Pain Management

Medical School:  University of Alabama and United States Air Force                                                                        
Certifications:  Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists

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Robert J. Denholm, CRNA
Anesthesia/Pain Management

Medical School: Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota
Certifications: National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), BLS, ACLS

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Michael Kirwan, CRNA
Anesthesia/Pain Management

Medical School:  Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota



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Jim Holland, CRNA
Anesthesia/Pain Management

Medical School:  University of Alabama and United States Air Force                                                                        
Certifications:  Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists

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Michael Kirwan, CRNA
Anesthesia/Pain Management

Medical School:  Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota

Shawn J. Pettis, M.D.
Anesthesia/Pain Management

Medical School:  Creighton University Medical School
Residency:  Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn.
Affiliations:  American Board of Anesthesiology with added certification in pain management

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Robert J. Denholm, CRNA
Anesthesia/Pain Management

Medical School: Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota
Certifications: National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), BLS, ACLS

Carol Bush, CRNA
Anesthesia/Pain Management

Medical School: Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota
Certifications: National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists


 

                                                      

Scott Carollo, M.D.
Cardiology

Medical School:  Creighton University and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine    



 

 

 

   


 

 

Mark Chouinard, M.D.
Cardiology                                   

Medical School:  Georgia Institute of Technology Medical College
Residency: and performed USAP Medical Center    


        

                                                   

 

Admassu Hailu, M.D.
Cardiology

Medical School:  State University of New York

Residency:  Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine and the Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease
                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                           

John Henry, M.D.
Cardiology

Medical School:  Northwest University
Residency:  Wilford Hall Medical Center, USAF 
Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

 

 

 

Stephen O’Connor, M.D.
Cardiology

Medical School:  Creighton University School of Medicine 
Certifications:  American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology



Ronald Pritza, M.D.
Cardiology

Medical School:  Creighton University School of Medicine 
Residency:  Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals
Certification:  American Board of Internal Medicine

 

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Terrence Slattery, M.D.
Cardiology

Medical School:  Creighton University
Residency:  Creighton University Medical Center - Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Certification
Certifications:  American Board of Internal Medicine and the Internal Medicine Subspecialty Cardiovascular Disease




 

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Dennis Tierney, M.D.
Cardiology

Medical School:  Creighton University
Residency:  Creighton University Medical Center - Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship
Certifications:  American Board of Internal Medicine and the Internal Medicine Subspecialty Cardiovascular Disease & Interventional Cardiology


 

 

Frederic Ogren, M.D.
ENT

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine
Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

 
Stanley Schack, M.D.
ENT

Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine        
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center
Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology and
the American Rhinologic Society


Bryce Lund, M.D.
Nephrology

Medical School:  University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Iowa
Special Interests:  Disorders of kidneys, high blood pressure and fluid/mineral balance



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Scott Goodman, M.D.
Neurology

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Chad Whyte, M.D.
Neurology

Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine (Dominica, West Indies)
Residency:  Internal Medicine Residency at Norwalk Hospital; Neurology Residency at New Jersey Neuroscience Institute; Headache Medicine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Certification:  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology  



 

 

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John Treves, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Neurosurgery

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certification: Board of Neurological Surgery

David Siebels, PA-C
Neurosurgery

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Master of Physician Assistant
Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)


Raymond Schulte, M.D.
OB/GYN

Medical School:  University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency:  University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certification:  American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Andrea Leishman-Barb, D.O.
OB/GYN

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
Certification: In the process of obtaining Board Certifcation from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

 




 

Stephen J. Lemon, M.D., M.P.H.
Oncology

Medical School: University of Washington Residency: Michigan State University
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology


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Oncology

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center          

                    

Samer Renno, M.D.
Oncology

Medical School: Wake Forest & University of Kansas                           


Gregory E. Haskins, M.D.
Opthalmology

Medical School:  University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency:  UNMC, Department of Opthalmology



 

David C. Buck, M.D.
Orthopedics                                                      

Medical School: University of Washington                                                                                 
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center 
Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Medical Association, Nebraska Medical Association     

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Ashley Beckman, PA-C, MPAS
Orthopedics

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center (MA-PA); Creighton University (MS-Anatomy)

Certification: NCCPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Steven Kumagai, M.D.

Orthopedics

Medical School: University of Arizona
Residency: Creighton University, Nebraska Medical Center     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Christina Prauner, APRN, FNPC

Orthopedics                                                       

Medical School:  Creighton, Briar Cliff 

 

 

 

 


 

Douglas Ramos, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

Medical School:  Creighton University, Harvard University


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Bradley Copple, D.P.M.
Podiatry

Medical School:  Des Moines University    
Residency:  Yale - New Haven Medical Center
Certifications:   American Board of Podiatric Surgery

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Sarah Polk, D.P.M.
Podiatry

Medical School:  Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine 

 

 

 

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Kham Vay Ung, D.P.M.
Podiatry

Medical School:  University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency:  University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Certifications:American Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot Orthopaedics, American Council of Certified Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons-Podiatric Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatry-Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds

 

 

 


 

Robert E. Wear III, M.D.
Pulmonology

Medical School:  Creighton University
Residency:  Creighton University
Certifications:  Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

 



 

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Kalyana C. Nandipati, M.D.
General Surgery

Medical School:  Osmania Medical College (Hyderabad, India)  
Residency:  New York Hospital Queens (Queens, NY)  
Certification:  Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

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Pradeep Pallati, M.B.B.S.
General Surgery

Medical School: Osmania Medical College (Hyderabad, India)

Internship: Osmania General Hospital

Residency: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi, India); Creighton University Medical Center - General Surgery Residency; University of Nebraska Medical Center - Fellowship in Advanced Surgery

Certification: Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery




 

 

Herman Greenwald, M.D.
Urology

Certification: American Board of Urology

 

 

A.U. Khan, M.D.
Urology

Certification: American Board of Urology

 

 

Galen M. Meyer, M.D.
Urology

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine
Certification: American Board of Urology


Scott Wattenhofer, M.D.
Vascular

Medical School:  University of South Dakota School of Medicine




Therapy Services & Sports Medicine

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Janice Fitchorn, MOT, CPAM

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Katherine Orr, 
BS Excercise Science, DPT

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Carol Rosenau, PT, CSCS

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Shelle Petersen, MSPT

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Mark Kwikkel, MA, ATCM

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Angie Foster, OT

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Ashley Brown, PT


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Kyle Suing, PT

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Kelli Eaton, OT


Pharmacy

 

Lisa Kroger, Doctor of Pharmacy

Pharmacy School:  Creighton University            
                                                                                     

Patty Smith, Doctor of Pharmacy

Pharmacy School:  University of Nebraska Medical Center
Affiliations:  Nebraska Pharmacist Association
Special Interests:  Diabetes, kinetics, geriatrics, and cardiac