Primary Care Providers

Kristen R. Bolinger, DO

How do you want to make an impact at Greater Regional Health?

Provide great health care and compassion to the people of Southwest Iowa.

What is your philosophy statement?

Caring for the entire family makes for a special relationship and opportunity to provide comprehensive care.  Its always exciting to meet a new Mom coming in for her prenatal care.  The opportunity arises to know not only her but also her family.  New babies are always exciting and watching him/her grow up is a unique experience.  Also caring for Dad, Grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles!  Family Medicine allows me to see all ages and stages of life.

What made you want to be in the medical field?

Strangely enough I really loved Chemistry in High School, the challenge was exciting so that's what I studied at Mid America Nazarene University for my undergraduate studies.  While trying to figure out how to combine my love of Chemistry/Science and my desire to serve people the field of Medicine made sense.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

My favorite thing is to spend time with my amazing husband and sweet little girl.  They are my life outside of work and each moment is precious!

Matthew Checketts, DO

How do you want to make an impact at Greater Regional Health?

I want to provide high quality, compassionate care to the patients that come here seeking help.

What is your philosophy statement?

I feel strongly that quality of life is very important and my goal is that my patients will enjoy a high quality of life.

What made you want to be in the medical field?

Medicine is an amazing profession because it is where science, knowledge and the desire to help people intersect. I was excited by the opportunity to use my skills and talents to help others in ways that really matter.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

My wife and I enjoy hikes, swimming, walking and going to the movies. We love spending time with our extended family. We enjoy seeing new places and having new experiences. We love dogs and most animals.

Jim Gerdes, DO

How do you want to make an impact at Greater Regional Health?

The service line. I think it is incredible to have so many providers, both primary care and specialty, in one small-town location.

What is your philosophy statement?

I offer my patients the opportunity to be involved in their personal care. By thoroughly discussing their diagnoses, and the risks and benefits of possible treatments based on current standard of care, my patients will be better prepared to make informed decisions and help establish their individualized treatment plan.

What made you want to be in the medical field?

The desire to be involved with the care of my patients throughout their lifetime.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Watching my own kids in their various activities, motorcycles, golf and mowing my yard.

Mallory Kirscher, ARNP

How do you want to make an impact at Greater Regional Health?

I would love to bring a positive attitude to make healthcare more readily available to the public.

What is your philosophy statement?

I believe that having a positive attitude will impact the care provided for my patients.

What made you want to be in the medical field?

I have always enjoyed making a difference in people's lives and wanted to make a greater impact in the health of others.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love sports, especially watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, boating, camping, fishing, riding my horses and family time.

Lonny D. Miller, MD, FAAFP

 

Steven Reeves, MD, FACP

How do you want to make an impact at Greater Regional Health?

My goal is to continue to improve myself, our team and the care we provide at Greater Regional. I want to take an active role as Greater Regional continues to expand and improve the quality of our care at all levels. I am a strong believer in the team approach and have seen amazing changes since I was first hired as an ambulance driver!!

What is your philosophy statement?

This can best be summarized by two sentences on the teaching board in my office: “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing” and “The eye does not see what the brain does not know.” These two sentences encapsulate the dual focus I have, improving myself (professionally and personally) and improving the care I provide to my patients. I have a strong teaching component in my practice which benefits my patients, the practice, my self and hopefully the students which I have the privilege to teach.

What made you want to be in the medical field?

As you can see above I started at Greater Regional in 1979 as an ambulance driver and with the exposure to the medical field I found my passion. I continue to expand my education and at each level (driver, EMT, nurse, PA and finally physician) found it re-enforced that I had found my career.  I continue to seek to improve myself and the care which I deliver through my teaching and have started a Masters degree at Johns Hopkins.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

My wife and I enjoy our granddaughters and family. We stay busy keeping everything looking nice, working on the yard and now my class work.  My wife is an avid quilter and I get to see some pretty amazing results.  We have horses and we continue to work on restoring the barn.

Adrianna Shuey, DO, MBA

How do you want to make an impact at Greater Regional Health?

I want to create relationships with my patients so I can help them better their health and make going to see a doctor something to look forward to!

What is your philosophy statement?

To offer comprehensive, evidence based, and compassionate care to Southwest Iowa. 

What made you want to be in the medical field?

Interest in medicine since I was young - my favorite Christmas present was an anatomy book when I was 9. My mom went to med school in Poland, but left due to the Communist regime and didn't finish.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I walk my 2 Newfoundlands in Lake Binder every day with my husband. I also enjoy paddleboarding and traveling with my husband. My family is from Poland so I try to go once a year to see them. 

Cheri Standing, MD

How do you want to make an impact at Greater Regional Health?

I was impressed with the positive attitude and excellence of medical care at GRH when I was interviewing here. I have wanted to be part of a rural community healthcare setting having grown up in rural Iowa.

What is your philosophy statement?

Children have an amazing capacity for self-healing. My goal is to empower young patients by helping them access tools for lifelong healthy living.

What made you want to be in the medical field?

I felt an immediate attraction to pediatrics in medical school. I love kids; I love what they say and I love their resilience. Pediatrics is mentally challenging and rewarding.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I like to garden, read, jog, bike. I especially love to spend time with my college age kids who both attend Iowa State University.

Daniel Walker, DO

How do you want to make an impact at Greater Regional Health?

Meeting the needs of the patients is the foundation of making GRH successful.  As a primary care provider I am on the front line of interacting with the public. I must be diligent to meet their expectations.  At the same time I must work in cooperation with the ancillary providers and administrative staff in order to assure guidelines and regulations are fulfilled.

What is your philosophy statement?

To be a primary care physician who remains diligent at being a competent, compassionate provider who has been entrusted with the care of those seeking healthcare. 

What made you want to be in the medical field?

As a high schooler and college student the practice of medicine appealed to me as a great way to mix science with working with people.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Family, travel, yard work and church related service. 

Blythe Waltersdorf, PA-C

How do you want to make an impact at Greater Regional Health?

Provide the best possible care we can.

What is your philosophy statement?

Be kind & listen. Take care of your nurse. Every person matters, they are someone's mother or grandfather or next-door neighbor. Take care of them like you would want to be cared for.

What made you want to be in the medical field?

My mother was a great nurse and role model.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy quilting, spending time with friends/family and reading.

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