Jeana has been practicing medicine at Towner County Medical Center since 2004. She enjoys establishing long-lasting relationships with her patients as she has the opportunity to care for patients throughout all stages of life. Jeana attended San Diego State University for her undergraduate work, later attended Saint Louis University, and graduated from their Physician Assistant program. Jeana is originally from California but has resided in Cando since 2002. Her parents and grandparents were born and raised in the Cando community, and she spent summers here growing up. She is married with three children and enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Jessica has been a member of the medical staff at Towner County Medical Center since 2011. She attended the University of North Dakota for both her graduate and undergraduate education. During her undergraduate studies she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, which is the National Honor Society of Nursing, and later graduated Summa Cum Laude. Jessica worked in the Intensive Care Unit in Grand Forks, ND. She is passionate about rural medicine, enjoys the relationships she has with her patients and their families, and is focused on providing high-quality care. She grew up on a dairy farm in Aneta, N.D., and later graduated from high school in Lakota, ND. She is married to a 3rd generation farmer and has two boys. They farm south of York, ND and they currently reside in Leeds, ND.
Sam has been practicing medicine at Towner County Medical Center since 2013. Before working at TCMC, he was practicing medicine in Rolla, ND. Sam was born at Towner County Medical Center and grew up on a farm between Rock Lake and Bisbee. Sam completed both his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of North Dakota, graduating summa cum laude with honors. Sam has experience as a Cardiac Nurse and ICU nurse before moving into family practice. He and his family reside here in Cando. His wife grew up in Langdon, N.D. and they have three sons. Sam enjoys the small town life, and the opportunity to care for members of his community.
Grant began practicing medicine at Towner County Medical Center in September of 2015 after completing his training at the University of South Dakota. His undergraduate work consists of a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University in Radiologic Sciences. Grant grew up on his family farm in Penn, North Dakota. Grant is married and they have two children. He enjoys hunting, fishing, fieldwork, woodworking, cooking, biking, and spending time with family.
A native of Rolla, ND, Ben Bucher joined TCMC in 2015 as the new administrator/CEO and also joined the medical staff as a family nurse practitioner specializing in ER, clinic, and hospital medicine. Bucher graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003. He went on to practice at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks for several years before returning to graduate school at UND and completing his FNP degree. Bucher is board certified in family medicine and has specialty care in dermatological procedures, joint injections, and treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In 2014, Bucher completed his Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in healthcare. He currently is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Bucher enjoys numerous outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, golfing, and skiing. He also enjoys spending time with his 2 children Jack and Norah. Bucher can be seen by appointment in the clinic by calling 968-2541 or can be reached in his office at 968-2550.
Cassie graduated from the University of North Dakota and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2011. She practiced as an Oncology nurse at Altru for 6 years before completing her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner at UND this past Spring. Cassie is Board certified as well as a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Cassie is looking forward to building her clientele in all areas of family medicine, but also has special interests in women’s health, dermatology procedures, and diabetes management. “I have a strong commitment to improving the health and wellness of our rural residents and am excited to serve the community and surrounding area while providing high-quality care to patients across the lifespan”.
Cassie is originally from Hallock, MN, and now resides in Langdon, ND. Cassie also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Nicholas has been providing chiropractic services at Towner County Medical Center since 2002. Her undergraduate work was completed at Concordia College completing a bachelor’s degree in both Biology and Nutrition/Dietetics. She attended Northwestern Health Sciences University completing her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Nicholas lives in Cando with her husband and three children. She enjoys volunteering, traveling, fitness, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Nicholas strives for an integrated care model with both medical and chiropractic services working together to provide the best possible care for her patients.
Dr. Ellenbecker has been providing chiropractic care in North Dakota since 1987. He practices at Towner County Medical Center on Tuesdays and Fridays. On the other days of the week, he is running a private practice in Minot. His undergraduate work was completed at Dickinson State University and later graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Ellenbecker was named Chiropractor of the year in 2012 by the North Dakota Chiropractic Association. He is married with two children and enjoys home beer brewing, photography, and is a muzzleloader and fur trade reenacting enthusiast.
Brittany has been providing physical therapy services since September of 2014 at Towner County Medical Center. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota. She is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association and the State of North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy. Brittany works with patients at both the hospital, and nursing home, and as outpatients in our clinic. Brittany grew up in Devils Lake, North Dakota where she currently resides. Her family and extended family live in the area as well. Brittany enjoyed playing sports in high school and enjoys working with the North Star athletes at various sporting events.
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