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Amy Vanderherp, PA-C

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Amy is a physician assistant who graduated from Utah State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and minors in biology and chemistry. She then went on to pursue a master’s degree in physician assistant studies and graduated from A.T. Still University in 2010. She spent four years practicing in pediatrics and is currently practicing at Gunnison Family Practice.


David Watkins, F.N.P-B.C.

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Education
Undergraduate Education – Bachelor of Science Registered Nurse – University of Utah.
Graduate education – Master of Science Nursing – Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah

Associations
National Health Service Corp Scholar
Sigma Theta Tau
The Joint Commission (clinical coordinator for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification).

Certification
Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
American Heart Association – BLS, ACLS, PALS
Certified Medical Examiner (DOT Exams) – National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

My first experience as a Nurse Practitioner was at the Bethel Family Clinic in
Bethel, Alaska for 2 years as a National Health Service Corps scholar before
moving to East Carbon, Utah, where I worked in a Community Health Center (FQHC)
as a provider for 7 years and as Medical Director for 2 years.

My wife and I have 3 awesome children. Although we were both born and raised in
the city, we love rural Utah because of the wide-open spaces, beautiful scenery,
good neighbors, the tremendous variety of recreational opportunities, clean air
and the ability to go to work each day without encountering a traffic jam.


Chelsea Allen, P.A.-C

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Chelsey attended SUU with a track scholarship and received NCAA Division I Academic All-Conference Awards. She graduated with Honors in Biology/Zoology. She went on to complete her PA-C degree at the University of St. Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was awarded Outstanding Student in Research.


Laurie Miller, F.N.P-B.C.

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Laurie had been a registered nurse for more than 25 years prior to obtaining her master’s degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Laurie is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She currently practices in her hometown of Manti at the Main Street Clinic. She accepts patients from infancy to the very elderly, providing sick visits, well visits and preventative care. She has two late night clinics as well as a Saturday clinic to help meet the needs of all patients in the area. Regular business hours are Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to to noon.


Jason Okerlund, N.P.

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Jason Okerlund is a family nurse practitioner at Gunnison Valley Hospital. He received his medical degree at the University of Utah in 2003. He is available to see patients on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Wade Anderson, P.A.-C

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Wade Anderson is a practicing physician assistant at Gunnison Valley Hospital. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. His office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Richard Nay, M.D.

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Dr. Richard Nay graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his residency in family practice at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Arizona. He specializes in the field of Family Medicine and has 27 years of experience in providing comprehensive medical care for families and individuals. Dr. Nay is also trained and certified to practice Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Kimberly Beck, M.D.

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Dr. Kimberly Beck holds a bachelor’s degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a medical degree from Marshall University. She completed her residency at St. Mary’s Hospital, and is American Academy of Family Physicians board certified. As a full-spectrum family practitioner at Gunnison Valley Hospital, her work primarily includes geriatrics, dermatology and women’s health. Dr. Beck is available to see patients Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is available some Fridays.


Steven Embley, D.O.

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Dr. Steven Embley completed his residency in family medicine at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, where he also served as chief resident. He earned degrees from both the University of Utah and Brigham Young University before completing medical school at Midwestern University in Arizona. He practices a full scope of family medicine, including obstetrics, pediatrics and adult medicine. He has extensive training in diabetes management, dermatology and women’s health. Dr. Embley is also fluent in Spanish.


Dwight Inouye, M.D.

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Dr. Dwight Inouye attended medical school at University of Utah and has over three decades of family practice experience. He completed additional family practice training at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon, and has become a valued member of the local medical community in Gunnison Valley.