Originally from Colorado, attended medical school at the Oregon Health Sciences University and then completed residency in Spokane. He enjoys pediatrics, sports medicine, and diabetic care. He serves as medical advisor and volunteers at the Bonner Partners in Care Clinic for the area's uninsured. In his free time he enjoys competing in triathlons, skiing and travel.
Dan Meulenberg, MD, completed his medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After residency in Boise, he did an additional year of training with an emphasis on pediatrics. He is active in training medical students and residents, and also helps provide mental health care in the community.
After graduating from Saint Louis University Medical School in Missouri Dr. Jeremy Waters finished a three-year family medicine residency in Greeley, Colo., in 2005. He joined Family Health Center in 2006. His special interests with family medicine include endoscopy, sports medicine and pediatrics. He also volunteers at the Bonner Partners in Care Clinic.
Dr. Halversen is a Board-Certified Family Physician who graduated from St. George's Medical School. During his residency he found that he really enjoys women's health and working with adolescents. In his free time he enjoys biking, hiking, water skiing, and spending time with his family.
Kara Waters, DO, is a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) who completed medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. She finished a three-year family medicine residency in Greeley, Colo., in 2005 and joined Family Health Center in 2006. Kara is particularly interested in women's health care, diabetes and preventative medicine. She also volunteers at the Bonner Partners in Care Clinic.
Jane received her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1996. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has been involved with health care for 35 years.Jane’s experience in Family Practice includes diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illness for both men, women and children. She believes in reversing many diseases through lifestyle.Her favorite clients are people ready to invest in themselves and their health. Jane believes in developing a collaborative relationship with her patients putting them at the forefront of their health care plan.She is active in the Sandpoint community and looks forward to continuing to move Sandpoint toward improved health. She hopes to help make Sandpoint one of the healthiest small towns in the US.Jane enjoys nature and outdoor activities in her spare time. She likes to whitewater raft, ski, backpack and bike. She also enjoys reading, cooking and gardening. Jane is married and has two wonderful sons and special granddaughters.
When you or a family member needs health care or medical treatment, you want a highly qualified doctor dedicated to providing outstanding care. When you choose a doctor who is board-certified, you can be confident he or she meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care.
Osteopathic Physicians (DO) are fully qualified physicians licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery. Like MDs, DOs complete an undergraduate degree before completing a four year medical degree. DOs receive additional training during medical school in the principles and practice of OMT. This training is designed to provide a better understanding of the ways that an illness or injury in one part of the body can potentially affect the rest of the system. OMT further enables DOs to use their hands in making diagnoses and in encouraging the body's natural tendency toward health and healing. Osteopathic principles lead many physicians toward careers in primary care. DOs must pass the same examination as an MD to obtain board certification.
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are registered professional nurses who are prepared, through advanced graduate education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of health care services, including the diagnosis and management of common, as well as complex, medical conditions to individuals of all ages.
A Nurse Practitioner can serve as a patient's primary health care provider and is able to provide the coordination and management of care required in various health care delivery models, such as a medical home.
Why is it important that we are Level 3 certified? Because that means we put the patient first in order to help them achieve their health goals. You receive coordinated, compassionate, evidence based care in a team setting. You are at the center of your medical care.
Research shows NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition improves patient care and reduces costs. In addition, the PCMH model is associated with happier staff and happier patients.