Loretta Baca MD
Dr Baca is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (care of adults) and 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. She enjoys travel, cooking, marathons and photography.
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, San Diego branch
"Hi, I'm Tomira, Doctor Baca's daughter. I do massage and holistic healing. Be sure and visit me when you are out this way."
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Tamara is a certified Nurse Practitioner. She received her masters in nursing from the Creighton University School of Nursing in 2010. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with Magna Cum Laude Honors from the Creighton University School of Nursing.
Tamara joined the Center for Health in 2014. She previously served at Great Plains Health in the Palliative Care department.
Tamara enjoys the diversity and challenges of outpatient medical care and sees men and women, young and old.