Loretta Baca MD
Dr Baca is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (care of adults) with a special interest in Rheumatology (arthritis and autoimmune disease). She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and the American College of Rheumatology (FACR) and a member of the American Academy for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM).
Dr. Baca was an Associate Professor at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine . She has received numerous awards, including AOA (medical honor society) and Teacher of the Year from the University Of Colorado medical students.
Loretta Baca MD has been living in North Platte since 1998. Previously, she was the Associate program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver and came to North Platte monthly as a Rheumatology consultant.
Misty Richards APRN
Misty Richards is a certified Nurse Practitioner. In 1998, she received her master's degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center Graduate Studies Program. She has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Nebraska.
Misty is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. She is an accredited member of The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
In addition to caring for patients, Misty teaches nursing students at Mid Plains Community College. Misty joined The Center for Health in 2000. Misty enjoys her family, quilting, knitting, and serving her community and church.
Gary Office Manager
"Hello, my name is Gary and I'm the office manager for Dr. Baca. I'm sure you will get to know me, too, when you visit the Center for Health. I handle the billing, ordering, repairs, laundry, snow removal, shopping and changing light bulbs. I also cover the reception desk for Jeannine and maintain compliance with government policies and do all the numerous task that the office needs to stay running smoothly. I joined the Center in January of 2000. Before moving to North Platte in the winter of 2000, I lived in Hastings, Nebraska for 28 years and worked at the Perfect Circle manufacturing plant for 23 years. It has definitely been an exciting career change for me. I hope to see you soon and assure you that all of us at the Center for Health are committed to serving you, our valued patient."
"Hi. My name is Jeannine and I'll be one of the first people that you talk to or meet when you come to the Center for Health. I strive to keep the schedule and insurance information in order and the phone answered. I joined the Center in December 2001 and continue to learn new things every day. I enjoy learning about the supplements, health products and services that we provide to our patients. This is the first time I've worked in a doctor's office and I thoroughly enjoy what I do and the people I work with. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Miami University. I've had the good fortune to reside on both coasts before settling in North Platte. I'll do everything that I can to make your first visit and every visit with us as smooth as possible."
Massage therapy and holistic healing, Center for health PC, California, San Diego
"Hi, I'm Tomira, Doctor Baca's daughter. I am a Holistic Health Practitioner. Be sure and visit me when you are out this way."
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Laurie Soper is a certified Nurse Practitioner and received her Post Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2009. She also has a Masters Degree in Heath Services Management and Administration. She has extensive experience in outpatient medicine and emergency care. She was the Chief Flight nurse for Regional West Medical Center for many years and has been an instructor for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Laurie also provides outpatient and ER coverage in Oshgosh, NE, at Great Plains Health and in Laramie, Wyoming.
Laurie is great with patients and has a wonderful bedside manner. She is happily married with 3 children. Prior to starting her medical career, she and her husband Mark, traveled around the world on their Kawasaki motorcycle. Laurie is also a writer of a widely distributed nursing journal.