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Brian Kriete, MD
ENT/Allergy

Brian Kriete, MD, an Ear, Nose & Throat physician, has provided world-class Otolaryngology (ENT) care to patients for over 10 years. Dr. Kriete served in the United States Army, an experience that would shape his medical career and lead to his extensive training and special interests in facial reconstruction and trauma surgeries.

Dr. Kriete is excited to work at the new Waynesville Medical Plaza and says, "I am privileged to work with residents living in Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding areas. I developed many rewarding patient relationships while practicing at GLWACH, and many patients remained in my care even after I relocated my practice to Rolla." 

To learn more about Dr. Brian Kriete, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Candace Chafton, FNP
ENT/Allergy

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Candace Chafton earned an Associate of Science degree as a Registered Nurse (RN) from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Chafton completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Central Methodist University in Fayette. She then received a Master of Science as a FNP from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Chafton has worked as a RN in operating rooms at PCRMC since 2006. She has special interests in ear, nose and throat (ENT) care, allergies, chronic ear problems, sinus issues and thyroid management.

To learn more about Candace Chafton, FNP, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Kimberly Bohlmann, MD
Family Practice

Kimberly Bohlmann, MD, provides primary care to patients of all ages at the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza. She completed her residency at Barberton Hospital/NEOUCOM.

Dr. Bohlmann specializes in family medicine and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

To learn more about Dr. Bohlmann, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Jason Meler, DO
Family Practice
 

Dr. Meler specializes in Family Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Truman Medical Center.

Dr. Meler has special interests in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), dermatology, pediatrics and integrative medicine.

Dr. Meler is conveniently located at the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza. To learn more about Dr. Meler or to schedule an appointment, please call (573) 842-4000.

Christin Hylton, PA
Family Practice
 

Christin Hylton, PA, provides primary care to patients of all ages at the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza.

Hylton earned her BS in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine from Southwest Missouri State University and her MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Missouri State University. Hylton has special interests in interventional pain management, joint injections, sports medicine, athletic training, and weight-loss and management.

To learn more about Physician Assistant Christin Hylton, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Matt Bond, DO
General Surgery

Dr. Matt Bond is a general surgeon, which means that he is skilled and trained in a broad spectrum of diseases that may require surgical treatment or intervention. “I enjoy performing endoscopy as well as gastrointestinal, biliary and hernia surgeries,” says Dr. Bond, “but I am also interested in surgical oncology, including breast and colorectal. The need is great for skilled surgeons in the area who are able to do complex cancer surgeries, and I am pleased to be able to help people when they need it the most.”

Dr. Bond completed his Osteopathic Medical Degree at the Des Moines University – School of Osteopathic Medicine and his residency at Geisinger Wyoming Valley General Surgery in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Dr. Bond, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Raman Babayeuski, MD
General Surgery

Dr. Babayeuski received his medical degree from the Belarusian State Medical University in Belarus. He completed his residency training in general surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

His special interests include minimally invasive abdominal surgery, robotic surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, endocrine surgery (involving adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands) and surgery for breast cancer patients.
To learn more about Dr. Babayeuski, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Erik AuBuchon, DO
Internal Medicine

Dr. AuBuchon specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics. He completed his residency at Indiana School of Medicine and his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. AuBuchon brings 3 years of experience to the PCRMC team.

Dr. AuBuchon has special interests in diabetes, hematology, hepatology, hypertension and caring for pediatric and adult patients with chronic diseases.

Dr. AuBuchon is conveniently located at the Waynesville Medical Plaza. To learn more about Dr. Erik AuBuchon, or to schedule an appointment, please call 573-842-4000.

 

Nurelign Abebe, MD
Nephrology

Dr. Abebe earned his medical degree from Gondar College of Medical Sciences in Ethiopia. He received his residency training in internal medicine through Addis Ababa University at Black Lion Hospital in Ethiopia. He also completed a residency program in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield.

He completed a nephrology fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital through Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Abebe previously was employed by PCRMC from 2011-2015 as a hospitalist. He has special interests in kidney diseases and dialysis.

To learn more about Dr. Abebe, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Timothy Isakson, MD
OB/GYN – Women’s Health

PCRMC Obstetrics and Gynecology physician, Timothy R. Isakson, MD, is pleased to offer world-class, patient-centered healthcare to women of all ages at the PCRMC Women's Health Clinic.

Dr. Isakson has over 17 years of OB/GYN experience and is skilled in all areas of women's health, from prenatal counseling and preventive medicine; to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care; to menopause and the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Dr. Isakson has special interests in obstetrics care, including high-risk obstetrics; minimally invasive gynecological procedures, including in-office procedures; infertility treatment and genetic counseling.

To learn more about Dr. Isakson, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Sonja Williams
OB/GYN – Women’s Health

Dr. Williams completed her medical degree at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky; her internship at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Missouri; and her residency at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon, Michigan.


Dr. Williams has special interests in general obstetric and gynecologic procedures; functional medicine; bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT); naturopathic treatments; and educating women on their overall health and wellness.


Dr. Williams is conveniently located in the PCRMC Women’s Health Center in Waynesville. To learn more about Dr. Williams, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Heather Wildebrandt, CNM, WHNP
Midwifery & Women’s Health

Wildebrandt earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Drury University, her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Baker University-Kansas, her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her Master's of Science in Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University.

Wildebrandt is now accepting new patients. Her special interests include obstetrics, midwifery and prenatal care. 

To learn more about Heather Wildebrandt, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

Karen Ulrich, CNM
Midwifery & Women’s Health

Karen Ulrich is a Certified Nurse Midwife at the PCRMC Women’ s Health Center at Phelps County Regional Medical Center. Ulrich received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cytotechnology from the University of Tennessee - Memphis. After spending ten years in a lab as a cytotechnologist studying cells and cellular anomalies, Ulrich decided to spend the next several years at home raising her daughters. When Ulrich decided to return to the healthcare field, she wanted to be more involved in direct patient care in women’ s health.

Ulrich completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Colorado and furthered her studies by obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Nurse Midwifery from the University of Cincinnati.

 

Midwives focus on physical and emotional support for the expecting mother, and have extensive training in obstetrics and gynecology. Ulrich has over 8 years of healthcare experience and has a special interest in supporting natural childbirth and incorporating family into care.

 To learn more about Karen, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

Alan Heincker, DO
Orthopedics

Alan Heincker, DO is skilled in all types of general orthopedics and brings five years of experience to the PCRMC orthopedics team. Dr. Heincker completed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs, Missouri, and received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri.  

Dr. Heincker has special interests in sports medicine; joint replacement surgery, including total and partial knee replacement; total hip replacement using the anterior approach; shoulder and knee arthroscopy; fracture care; carpal tunnel; and caring for minor aches and sprains.

To learn more about Dr. Heincker, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

Brett Clayton, PA
Orthopedics

Orthopedic Physician Assistant Brett Clayton cares for patients at PCRMC Orthopedics. He is a board-certified physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a Fellow member of the Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery (PAOS).

Brett Clayton is skilled in MRI, CT, ultrasound and X-ray interpretations; general orthopedics and sports medicine; intra-articular, bursal and tendon sheath injections; suturing, splinting, casting and fracture reductions; and preoperative and postoperative evaluation and treatment for inpatient and outpatient care. Brett Clayton joined PCRMC in 2013. He earned his Master of Health Sciences as a physician assistant from Drexel University Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program in Philadelphia, PA. Brett Clayton brings over 8 years of orthopedic experience to PCRMC.

To learn more about Brett Clayton, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Shawna Gifford, MD
Pediatrics

Shawna Gifford, MD, specializes in pediatric medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. 

Dr. Gifford is trained in all aspects of pediatric care and has special interests in asthma, well-child visits and general pediatric illnesses.

Dr. Gifford is local and hails from Laquey, Missouri. She decided to practice in Rolla and Wayensville because of the unique pediatric situations faced by rural communities. 

To learn more about Dr. Gifford, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Christopher Johnson, DPM
Podiatry

Dr. Chris Johnson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Northern Illinois.  He received his medical degree at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and his residency at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, MO.  Dr. Johnson is board-certified by the ABPS (American Board of Podiatric Surgery).  Dr. Johnson specializes in all aspects of foot surgery.

To learn more about Christopher Johnson, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

John-Paul Soberano, MD
Pulmonology

Dr. Soberano completed a fellowshipin pulmonary and critical care, and a residency in internal medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia.


Dr. Soberano brings over 6 years of experience to the PCRMC team. Dr. Soberano has special interests in lung cancer; asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); interstitial lung disease (ILD); and general pulmonary disorders.

To learn more about Dr. Soberano, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.

 

Geoff Lloyd-Smith, MD
Urology

Dr. Lloyd-Smith earned his medical degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He completed his residency training at the University of Calgary Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and the University of West Ontario University Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada.


Dr. Lloyd-Smith has special interests in prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney stones and urinary incontinence. He brings over 28 years of experience to the PCRMC team.


To learn more about Dr. Lloyd-Smith, or to make an appointment, please call the PCRMC Waynesville Medical Plaza at (573) 842-4000.