Michael Piplani, Chief Medical Officer, M.D.
Dr. Michael Piplani started at SCHC in 2014 as the Chief Medical Officer. In addition to his administrative role as CMO, he sees patients at SCHC. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is active in all areas of care with the exception of obstetrics.
Dr. Piplani received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and graduated from Albany Medical College as a Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research. He did his residency at Albany Medical Center in the Department of Family Practice. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.
Dylan Greene, M.D.
Dr. Greene joined the clinical staff at the Siouxland Community Health Center in the summer of 2016.
The Idaho native is a graduate of the Siouxland Medical Education Foundation in Sioux City. He earned his B.S. degree from Creighton University and his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in 2013.
Dr. Greene is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, Advanced Life Trauma Support and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.
Gary Hattan, M.D.
Gary Hattan joined Siouxland Community Health Center in 1998 after having worked there for several months during residency training. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from California State University at San Bernardino in 1989. After graduation, he worked for a year in immunology research at City of Hope in Duarte, CA and surgery research at Loma Linda Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA. He graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine finishing his clinical studies in New York City and Newark, NJ. He completed residency at Siouxland Medical Education Foundation in 1998.
Dr. Hattan is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, and Woodbury County Medical Society.
Kelly Ryder, M.D.
Kristi Walz, M.D.
Kristi Walz has been a physician at the Siouxland Community Health Center since August 2002. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of South Dakota (USD) in 1995, and went on to attend the USD School of Medicine, where she graduated with a medical degree in 1999. She completed her residency at the Siouxland Medical Education Foundation in 2002.
Walz has had her HIV Specialist certification since 2004, was medical director from 2007 to 2012, and has been on various committees at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s and Mercy Medical Center.
Tyler J. Wendel, D.O.
Dr. Tyler J. Wendel is a Northwest Iowa native having graduated from Schaller-Crestland High School in Early, Iowa. He earned a B.S degree from the University of Iowa in 2009 and his D.O. from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dr. Wendel then came to the Siouxland Medical Education Foundation where he completed his residency. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Electronic Fetal Monitoring.
Susan Block, ARNP
Susan Block is a 2004 graduate of the University of Colorado where she earned a Masters in Science Nursing degree with Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
She served in the United States Air Force for 20 years and retired in 2008 as a Major. She has one daughter and one grandson. Susan loves her job and being close to family in the area.
Jill Bundy, PA-C
Jill Bundy joined the Siouxland Community Health Center as a Physician Assistant in March of 2016.
She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 2008 and completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree in 2012 at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa.
Molly Earleywine, PA-C
Molly Earleywine has been a physician assistant at the Siouxland Community Health Center since May 14, 2001.
Earleywine completed her education at the University of South Dakota-Vermillion. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1989 and graduated Summa-Cum-Laude from the PA program at the University of South Dakota-School of Medicine in August 2000.
She is a member of the American Association of PA’s and the Iowa PA Society.
David Faldmo, PA-C
David N. Faldmo, MPAS, PA-C, is the medical director of Siouxland Community Health Center. Faldmo, who has been at SCHC since 1993, received his medical training at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa.
Faldmo completed a Community Health Center Executive Fellowship through Kansas University Medical Center.
Diane Fitch, PA-C
Diane Fitch recently joined Siouxland Community Health Center as a Certified Physician’s Assistant to the medical staff.
Fitch, PA-C, comes to SCHC with more than 22 years of providing quality medical care in the fields of internal medicine, cardiology and family health care. Fitch earned her undergraduate degrees for Zoology and Physician Assistant from the College of Medicine, University of Iowa, and completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Randy Guerdet, PA-C
Randy Guerdet has been a Physician Assistant at the Siouxland Community Health Center since June 2002. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Divinity Degrees from St. John’s University. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine as a Physician Assistant.
Mr. Guerdet worked at a rural health clinic and Family Practice Residency Program prior to coming to SCHC. In addition to seeing patients in Family Practice, he is certified in HIV medicine with the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
He is bilingual in Spanish.
Chris Jacobs, ARNP
Jacobs started with the Siouxland Community Health Center as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner on Aug. 8, 2010. He received his medical training at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau.
Theresa Keller, ARNP
Sr. Theresa Keller completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Rush University in Chicago 1992. Her practice in family medicine has spanned 23 yrs in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri. She is delighted to be home in Sioux City. She graduated from Bishop Heelan in 1975. Aside from her mother, she has lots of family in town. Dr. Keller has traveled extensively and did missionary work in Africa and Bolivia.
She is grateful to have the opportunity to serve the people of Sioux City.
Lori Krause, PA-C
Lori Krause, a physician’s assistant, has been at Siouxland Community Health Center since 2006. She received her PA-C certificate at the University of North Dakota and her Master of Physicians Assistant degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Krause earned national certification in otolaryngology (head and neck ) in 1994.
Mary McGowan, ARNP
Mary McGowan graduated from the University of Iowa in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She continued her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 1999.
McGowan joined the Siouxland Community Health Center in 2015. She has practiced in the areas of Family Medicine, Emergency Room Medicine, Acute Care and Pulmonology.
Dena Neiman, ARNP
Dena Neiman has joined the staff of the Siouxland Community Health Center. Ms. Neiman is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (A.R.N.P). Patients can now call for appointments at 712-252-2477.
Neiman is a resident of Lawton and has worked in the Siouxland area in a number of capacities. Following her graduation from Clarkson College, she worked for nine years as a registered nurse at Siouxland Urology. After earning her Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Clarkson, Neiman worked as an A.R.N.P. at Family Healthcare of Siouxland and most recently Winnebago Indian Health Services.
Karen Pearson, PA-C
Karen grew up in Sioux Falls and got her nursing degree and Physician Assistant certificate from the University of South Dakota. She has mostly worked in rural health clinics in small towns a majority of her career. Karen enjoys spending most of her spare time with her family.
Ann Pick, ARNP
Ann Pick has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since May 1, 1994. She received her master’s degree in nursing and completed the Nurse Practitioner program at South Dakota State University-Brookings.
Pick was named Nurse Practitioner of the Year in 2000 by the National Health Services Corp. In addition, she was a NW Iowa representative for the Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society (INSPS), of which she was a founding member.
LaVone Sopher, ARNP
LaVone Sopher has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1994. Board certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center. Certified to perform DOT physicals. Master’s degree from Univ. of Texas – Arlington, Post Master’s Nurse Practitioner from South Dakota State University. I have practiced in Sioux City for 21 years.
Staci Sterud, ARNP
Staci Sterud has been a Family Nurse Practitioner at Siouxland Community Health Center since 2013.
Staci has been a registered nurse since 2004 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009 from Briar Cliff University, where she graduated Cum Laude. In 2012, Staci graduated at the top of her class with her Master’s of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Family Practice and was the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award. She is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Staci has a special interest in women’s health, pediatrics, and chronic disease management
Shannon Stewart, ARNP
Shannon joined the Siouxland Community Health Center as an Advanced Register Nurse Practitioner in January of 2016. She received her post masters certificate in Family Nurse Practitioners from Briar Cliff University in 2013.
She is accredited through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Shannon earned her In 2008 Masters in Nursing Education from University of Phoenix. Prior to obtaining her Master’s degree and post masters certificate she had been a registered nurse for 20 years.
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as well as The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). She is currently working towards becoming a certified HIV provider.
Rebecca Walding, ARNP
Rebecca joined us in April of 2017. She specializes in child and family mental health and has been practicing since 2009. Graduating with her FNP in 2007 from Briar Cliff, she went on to graduate from Arizona State University in 2009 as a Child/Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing and Iowa Nurse Practitioner Association. Rebecca is proud to provide top-notch mental health services to Siouxland and enjoys staying active with her family.
Elizabeth Wessling, PA-C
Elizabeth Wessling has been a physician’s assistant in the Full-Time Walk-In Clinic at Siouxland Community Health Center since Sept. 4, 2012.
Wessling received her Pain Management Specialty training from the University of South Dakota.
Cliff Wilkinson, PA-C
Cliff has practiced at the Siouxland Community Health Center since 2008. He has an extensive background with neurosurgery and orthopedics and is well-versed in common problems such as neck and back pain, arthritis and tendinitis.
Cliff earned his undergraduate degree in Electric Engineering Technology from Brigham Young University and his PA-C from the University of South Dakota in 1997 and is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants.
Brenda Hausman-Miller, Dental Director, D.D.S.
Dr. Brenda Hausman-Miller has been a full-time dentist at the Siouxland Community Health Center since July of 2006.
Hausman-Miller obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology through Creighton University, her doctorate of dental science through the University of Iowa and her advanced education in general dentistry through the Naval Dental Center.
She came to the SCHC with four years of practical experience as a dental officer with the U.S. government.
Ashley Huber, D.D.S.
Ashley Huber, D.D.S., has recently joined the team of dentists at Siouxland Community Health Center.
The Dakota Valley High School graduate earned her bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University and her doctorate of dental science from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry.
Letitia McCarthy-Clifford, D.D.S.
Dr. McCarthy came to Siouxland Community Health Center in June of 2017. She received her B.S. and D.D.S. degrees from Creighton University. She moved here from New Mexico where she practiced at a Federally Qualified Health Center for 25 years. She made the move to be closer to her children who live in Omaha and are we also Creighton Graduates.
Vinh Q. Nguyen, D.D.S.
Vinh Q. Nguyen, D.D.S., has recently joined the dental staff at Siouxland Community Health Center.
Nguyen earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his doctorate of dental science degree from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry.
He served as a student intern at the Winnebago Dental Clinic in the summer of 2013 and provided care to pediatric patients as part of the Smile Zone in Irving, Texas.As a student in Nebraska, he served as a leadership intern for General Electric and a dental assistant at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Alison Uhl, D.D.S.
Alison Uhl has been a dentist at Siouxland Community Health since July 11, 2011.
Uhl received her training at University of Iowa College of Dentistry and earned a Certificate- General Practice Residency from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.