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Cardiology

MILIND DHOND, MD

Specialty: Cardiology
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2000

Dr. Dhond received his medical degree at the University of London, where he also did his medical/surgical internships and residencies. He served as Chief Resident of Oldchurch Hospitals, University of London in 1990. Among his extensive accomplishments, Dr. Dhond was a fellowship recipient in cardiology at both the Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospitals, United Kingdom, and at University of California, Davis. He is the author of over forty books and articles on cardiology. Dr. Dhond is also a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Dhond also offers mininimally invasive, in-office procedures to elminate vericose veins. See www.solanoveincenter.com for more information.



Dentistry

MARIO GARIBOTTI, DDS

Specialty: Dentistry
Clinic Locations: Pine Street Dental Clinic, Portola Dental Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2015

Dr. Mario Garibotti received his dental surgery degree from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1998. He owned his own dental practice in Portola for many years. Recently, EPHC took over his dental practice on Pine St. in Portola. Dr. Garibotti now sees patients at his original office and at EPHC's Portola Dental Clinic, as well.

DANIEL HOFFMAN, DDS

Specialty: Dentistry
Clinic Locations: Portola Dental Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2017

Dr. Daniel Hoffman received his DDS from University of the Pacific in San Francisco. He worked previously in San Carlos before relocating to Truckee to work full time at EPHC's Portola Dental Clinic.



Dermatology

JOHN HIBLER, MD

Specialty: Dermatology
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2017

Dr. J. Hibler is Board Certified in Dermatology. He grew up helping his father in his Dermatology practice in Ohio. He learned early on that he had an aptitude for the specialty, as he has a "knack for picking up visual patterns," which is important for identifying rashes, cancers, and other dermatological issues. Dr. Hibler recently moved to King's Beach. In addition to working for EPHC, he works with dermatology specialist, Dr. Kamenentsky, in Truckee.



Emergency Room

JACK BERTMAN, MD

Specialty: Emergency Room
Year Joined Staff: 2003

Dr. Jack Bertman, a certified emergency medicine physician, received his medical degree from USC School of Medicine. He has worked in emergency medicine for 37 years, including stints as director of numerous rural and urban hospital emergency departments. He also has served as the Director of Mono County’s Health Department and worked as a family practice physician.

DANIEL BUHLER, MD

Specialty: Emergency Room
Year Joined Staff: 2016

Dr. Daniel Buhler has workedpreviously in emergency medicine at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA, and at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Ramon, CA. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and did his Internal Medicine Residency at Highland Alameda County Hospital in Oakland, CA. He is American Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

PAUL FRIETAS, MD

Specialty: Emergency Room
Year Joined Staff: 2016

Dr. Paul Freitas received his medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine. In addition to working at EPHC, he serves as Passenger Physician for the Holland America Line in Seattle. Previously, he worked for 21 years in the emergency department at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

SUSAN MARRON, MD

Specialty: Emergency Room
Year Joined Staff: 2003

Dr. Susan Marron works in Emergency Medical Services at EPHC. Dr. Marron graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Alma College in Michigan. She received her Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, where she was awarded Clinical Rotation Honors in Cardiology, Psychiatry, and Family Practice. Dr. Marron completed her Family Practice Residency with a focus on emergency medicine at Lynchburg Family Practice of the University of Virginia. She has worked at the Level II Trauma Center at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, MD; the Level II Emergency Dept. of Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, VA; and Providence/St. Joseph Emergency Room in Burbank, CA.

KENNETH P. MOSES, MD

Specialty: Emergency Room
Year Joined Staff: 2012

Dr. Kenneth Moses has practiced extensively in rural California hospital emergency rooms, with a stint as Medical Director/Chief of Staff at Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine. He is also the co-author of the Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy, London, 2005, and was Assistant Professor of Pathology and Human Anatomy at Loma Linda University School of Medicine from 2005 – 2009. He is a member of the American Medical Association and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

MARC NIELSEN, MD

Specialty: Emergency Room
Year Joined Staff: 2016

Dr. Marc Nielsen worked previously in Chester at Seneca Healthcare District as Medical Director of Skilled Nursing, Chief of Staff, and Medical Director of Outpatient Clinic Services. He works currently in Susanville in the emergency room at Banner Lassen Medical Center. He also provides inpatient pediatric care and works at the family practice medical clinic for Banner Health in Susanville. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University in Vallejo, CA. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

KENNETH ROBINSON, MD

Specialty: Emergency Room
Year Joined Staff: 2008

Dr. Ken Robinson received his medical degree from U.C. Davis School of Medicine in 1974. Along with working in EPHC's Emergency Department, Dr. Robinson is a long term emergency medicine provider at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA. He has been Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 1987.

PAUL SWANSON, MD

Specialty: Emergency Room
Year Joined Staff: 2002

Paul Swanson MD, is Director of Emergency Services, at Eastern Plumas Health Care. He is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He received his B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard University and his M.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

MARC WALTER, MD

Specialty: Emergency Room
Year Joined Staff: 2012

Dr. Marc Walter attended Loyola Marymount University and Georgetown Medical School, where he did a residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.



Family Practice

BARNETT J.W. GRIER, MD

Specialty: Family Practice, Internal Medicine
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2006

Dr. Barnett Grier received his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine, serving his residency at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. He has extensive experience in internal medicine, family practice, and urgent care in both rural and urban settings. Dr. Grier's broad spectrum of service includes acting as a Clinical Adjunct Professor for the Physician Residency Program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, serving as Research Associate and Clinical Instructor for the National Cancer Institute's Partners in Prevention Program through UCLA School of Medicine, and serving as a committee member on the City of Riverside's Grier Pavilion project, which is named after his parents in honor of cultural diversity. Dr. Grier is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.

ROBIN JAQUEZ, FNP

Specialty: Family Practice
Clinic Locations: Loyalton Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2013

Robin Jaquez is a certified family nurse practitioner working in EPHC’s Loyalton Clinic, as well as practicing at Tahoe Forest Hospital District in urgent and primary care. Her experience includes working at St. Mary’s and Washoe Medical Center in Reno, providing essential services through Sierra County Public Health, and teaching in University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Nursing. She received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from UNR.

MICHELLE KIM, MD

Specialty: Family Practice
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2012

Dr. Michelle Kim, a Board Certified Family Practice Physician, graduated in 2001 from UC Davis School of Medicine, where she also completed her undergraduate degree. Dr. Kim did her Residency at Sutter Davis Hospital, and for the past eleven years she has been in private practice in Davis, CA, affiliated with Sutter Health. She left her practice in Davis because she felt she was spending less and less time with patients and more on paperwork. Dr. Kim is excited to be working full time at EPHC, where most of her days will be spent caring for her patients.

MARY MORRISON, FNP

Specialty: Family Practice
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic, Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2010

Mary Morrison has returned to EPHC after a long hiatus. She was an RN here in the 1970s, but her ties to the Portola hospital go back much further. Her mother was a cook here, and Mary was born at the old hospital. Prior to returning to EPHC, Mary Morrison received her FNP from University of California, Davis, and she worked in Gastroenterology for fourteen years. She has a special interest in Hepatitis C and liver transplant patients. Mary has an old world bedside manner that her patients truly appreciate.

LOVSHO PHEN, MD

Specialty: Family Practice, Internal Medicine
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic, Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2006

Dr. Phen is a native of Indore, India, where she received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. She did her residencies in India and in Youngstown, OH at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Internal Medicine.

CHRISTINA POTTER, FNP

Specialty: Family Practice
Clinic Locations: Loyalton Medical Clinic, Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2009

Christina Potter graduated from Loyalton High School and went on to receive her BS in Nursing from University of Nevada, Reno. In 2009, she graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a Family Nurse Practitioner and was recruited by EPHC to return home. Christina Potter combines her positive energy with an understanding of the local community and its particular needs.

LEORA SAPIR, FNP

Specialty: Family Practice
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2014

Leora Sapir is a family nurse practitioner at EPHC. She also works in a private neurosurgery office in Truckee and as a public health nurse. Leora’s extensive experience includes internal medicine, maternal and child health care, urgent care, and gynecological services. She has substantial international experience, as well, working with Project Hope in Haiti, Doctors Without Borders in a Kosovo Refuge camp, and much more. She obtained her Master’s of Nursing Degree from Samuel Merritt College, Oakland, CA.

CHRISTINE SPENCER, FNP

Specialty: Family Practice
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2007

Christine Spencer received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of California, Davis in 1999. She has a special interest in Infection Control and Prevention. Christine Spencer brings her 35 years of experience as a nurse to EPHC where she enjoys the unique challenges of providing for the healthcare needs of our rural mountain community.

LEANNE WATKINS, PA

Specialty: Family Practice
Clinic Locations: Pine Street Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2016

Leanne Watkins, PA-C, completed her physician assistant studies at University of California, Davis in 2009. She has worked the past seven years in Family Practice as well as Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care in Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties.
Leanne has a collaborative approach to practicing medicine, enlisting patients to be active in their healthcare planning.
She and her husband have recently relocated to Eastern Plumas County.

ANNE WILLIAMS, MD

Specialty: Family Practice
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2013

Dr. Anne Williams has practiced throughout the Bay Area for the past 23 years. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Williams puts her patients and their unique needs at the center of her practice. She enjoys bringing her big city experience to the more intimate, rural setting. Dr. Williams enjoys family practice and models herself on the "respectable old model" where the doctor knew personally and took care of entire families.



Gastroenterology

CHARLES G. COX, MD

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2013

Dr. Charles Cox is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist. After graduating with his MD from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Cox went on to do his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center from 1983 – 85. He was a Clinical Gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Consultants, Reno from 1989 – 2001; Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland from 2002 – 2008; and Sierra Gastroenterology Consultants, Sonora, CA from 2008 – 2011. He joined EPHC as a part time Gastroenterologist in 2013 and also has a private practice at Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas, CA.



Gynecology

RICHARD PRINTZ, MD

Specialty: Gynecology
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2015

Dr. Richard Printz has a Ph.D. in Anatomy from University of Kansas Medical School and an M.D. from University of Cincinnati Medical School. He holds a Lifetime Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was in private practice in Marin County and served as Clinical Professor at UCSF Medical School from 1978 – 2013. He was Chairman and Vice Chair of the OB/GYN Department at Marin General Hospital for a total of eight of his ten years there. He worked part time in San Jose since retiring from full time work. Dr. Printz lives in Truckee, CA and works part-time at EPHC as a gynecology specialist.



Internal Medicine

BARNETT J.W. GRIER, MD

Specialty: Family Practice, Internal Medicine
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2006

Dr. Barnett Grier received his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine, serving his residency at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. He has extensive experience in internal medicine, family practice, and urgent care in both rural and urban settings. Dr. Grier's broad spectrum of service includes acting as a Clinical Adjunct Professor for the Physician Residency Program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, serving as Research Associate and Clinical Instructor for the National Cancer Institute's Partners in Prevention Program through UCLA School of Medicine, and serving as a committee member on the City of Riverside's Grier Pavilion project, which is named after his parents in honor of cultural diversity. Dr. Grier is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.

LOVSHO PHEN, MD

Specialty: Family Practice, Internal Medicine
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic, Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2006

Dr. Phen is a native of Indore, India, where she received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. She did her residencies in India and in Youngstown, OH at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Internal Medicine.



Obstetrics

SHAWNI COLL, DO

Specialty: Obstetrics
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2004

Dr. Shawni Coll received her medical degree from Western Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, interning at UCLA affiliate Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA. She sees obstetric patients at EPCH and has experience in gynecology, menopause, and hormone replacement. Dr. Coll is American Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

PETER J. TAYLOR, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 1999

Dr. Taylor received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis in 1981. He did his residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT in 1985. He is American Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

STEVEN A. THOMPSON, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 1999

Dr. Thompson graduated with a medical degree from the University of California, Davis in 1981, followed by a residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO. Dr. Thompson is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



Orthopedics

DONALD BALL, MD

Specialty: Orthopedics, Surgery
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2008

Dr. Ball brings his considerable expertise to EPHC after over forty years in private practice in Orange County, where his primary interests were Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine. At St. Josephs Hospital in Orange, he served as Chief of the Orthopedic Department. Dr. Ball spent most of his Friday and/or Saturday nights during those forty years serving as team doctor for four different high school and college football teams. He was also a Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for over fifteen years. Dr. Ball received his medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

ERIC BUGNA, MD

Specialty: Orthopedics, Surgery
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic, Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2000

Dr. Bugna, EPHC's Chief of Medical Staff, received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. His did his Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Bugna trained in General Surgery at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, CA. He has an interest in low energy laser light therapy. He is American Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the California Orthopaedics Association and the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery.



Pain Management

MARC POROT, MD

Specialty: Pain Management
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2014

Dr. Marc Porot is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology. He focuses on the whole patient, working in concert with the patient's other providers, when managing pain. He performs pain reducing injections and procedures for the neck, back, and joints, including: facet joint injections, radiofrequency ablations, and epidurals. He attended medical school at Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France. Dr. Porot did his anesthesia residency at UCLA, followed by a research and clinical fellowship there. He also has a successful practice in Los Angeles.



Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

WENDY FLAPAN, DO

Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2014

Wendy Flapan, DO, is a Board Certified Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist). She received her medical degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, and completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at UC Davis. She also completed special training in medical acupuncture through UCLA. Dr. Flapan specializes in disorders and pain of the musculoskeletal system and spine. Dr. Flapan's clinical interests include: cervical, thoracic, and low back pain; arthritis; sports and work related injuries; disorders of the motor and nervous system; and, musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain management.



Podiatry

MICHAEL BROOKS, DPM

Specialty: Podiatry
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic, Loyalton Medical Clinic, Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2012

Michael Brooks, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, received his training at the California College of Podiatric Medicine and for the past 35 years has been in private practice in the Bay Area. Dr. Brooks sees patients for general podiatric care and sports medicine; he also performs minor surgeries. He lives in the Mohawk Valley area of Plumas County.



Radiology

ROBERT LECKIE, MD

Specialty: Radiology
Year Joined Staff: 2003

Dr. Robert Leckie is Founder and Chief Radiologist at North Star Radiology, which reads all of EPHC's imaging, including MRIs, CTs, ultrasounds, and x-rays. He also performs hands-on guided imaging procedures at our hospital, including biopsies of the thyroid, lung, liver, kidney, and breast. He has twice been named among the top 100 physicians in Nevada. He is former Chief of Staff at Northern Nevada Medical Center, and he served as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlotesville.



Surgery

DONALD BALL, MD

Specialty: Orthopedics, Surgery
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2008

Dr. Ball brings his considerable expertise to EPHC after over forty years in private practice in Orange County, where his primary interests were Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine. At St. Josephs Hospital in Orange, he served as Chief of the Orthopedic Department. Dr. Ball spent most of his Friday and/or Saturday nights during those forty years serving as team doctor for four different high school and college football teams. He was also a Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for over fifteen years. Dr. Ball received his medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

ERIC BUGNA, MD

Specialty: Orthopedics, Surgery
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic, Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2000

Dr. Bugna, EPHC's Chief of Medical Staff, received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. His did his Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Bugna trained in General Surgery at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, CA. He has an interest in low energy laser light therapy. He is American Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the California Orthopaedics Association and the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery.

BEN HUNT, MD

Specialty: Surgery
Clinic Locations: Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2015

Dr. Hunt comes to us from Sacramento, where he was a top rated surgeon and also garnered a Compassionate Doctor of the Year award. He practiced minimally invasive surgery at both Mercy General Hospital and Methodist Hospital there.
He did his undergraduate work in Biology at Stanford University, followed by a medical degree from UCSF Medical School. His expertise includes minimally invasive GI, foregut, colorectal and solid organ surgery, hernia, breast, and endocrine surgery including thyroid/parathyroid, pancreatic and adrenal surgery.
He was awarded Sacramento Business Journal's "Health Care Hero" honor for volunteer work with the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society's SPIRIT program. He was also chair of the Mercy Cancer Institute's breast tumor board.
Dr. Hunt and his family have relocated to Quincy, CA.



Urology

JOHN SCOTT, MD

Specialty: Urology
Clinic Locations: Graeagle Medical Clinic, Portola Medical Clinic
Year Joined Staff: 2015

Dr. John Scott grew up in Reno and received his B.A. and M.A. in Science from UNR. Dr. Scott earned his Medical Degree with High Honors from University of Louisville. He has been a Certified Urologist since 1977. He was in private practice with Urologic Surgeons in Reno, now Nevada Urology, from 1978 - 2007. He was also Clinical Professor of Urology until his retirement in 2007. He did a brief stint as staff urologist at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix before returning to Reno. In 2015, he moved permanently to Graeagle and became EPHC's urology specialist.