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May 18 Headlines
The Blackfoot Valley Dispatch will not be publishing an issue June 1 We'll resume our regular publishing schedule June 8
Nurse Practitioner to provide healthcare at Parker during search for permanent provider
Willow Creek Project tour looks at areas to see treatment for insect-killed trees
My class is hatching chicks
Editorial: Make economic development a priority
Op/Ed: Gianforte - Why I’m running
Alpine Revue in Seeley Lake features Lincoln student artwork; scholarship, grant, awarded to two local students
GPS technology, hi-tech 'treasure hunt' considered as fun, unobtrusive way to draw visitors to BPSW, Lincoln
Lincoln Out of Date
My Smart Mouth: Things I’d rather be doing
Geary: Toucans, monkeys and village rumors
Nurse Practitioner to provide healthcare at Parker during search for permanent provider Roger Dey A family nurse practitioner will begin a five-month stint as the primary health care provider at Parker Medical Center at the end of this month, while PureView Health Center works to recruit a new permanent provider for Lincoln. FNP Tony Underwood will see patients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between May 30 and Oct. 23, ensuring patients and Parker will have a provider available after Physicians’ Assistant Joe Joslyn leaves May 25 for a job in his hometown of Great Falls. Underwood, who has been working at the Southern Piegan Health Center in Browning since January of 2016, will drive to Lincoln from Dupuyer each week and spend three consecutive days each week here, seeing patients. “We are working with a recruiting company to find a permanent provider, and currently have it advertised as a physician or a family nurse practitioner,” Pureview Executive Director Jill-Marie Steeley said in an e-mail to the BVD. Registered Nurse Jessica Menard, who has been seeing patients for “nurse visits” on Fridays since last September, will expand her visits to include Mondays to ensure the clinic will continue to be open five days a week. According to Underwood’s work history, he began his medical career in 1983 in the U. S. Navy. His 12 yeas of service included noncombat and combat experience, including a deployment to Somalia for Operation Restore Hope. Since 1999 Underwood has worked throughout central and northcentral Montana. His more recent history includes four years as a registered nurse with Benefis Health System in Great Falls from 2007-2011, followed by three years at the Veterans Administration hospital at Fort Harrison. Underwood earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing In 2010 and earned his Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. He is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Underwood has been providing outpatient primary care in Browning since January of 2015 with both the Blackfeet Community Hospital and Southern Piegan Health Center.
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