Here at Lac Vieux Desert Health Center, our family of medical practitioners are dedicated to providing primary care and walk-in services to patients of all ages. We are staffed by board-certified physicians, a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant who believe that the health of our community depends on providing the best health care and treatment to all. Our philosophy is simple: We believe in partnering with you to deliver health care in a respectful, caring manner, and guide healthy decisions to improve your quality of living. Welcome home!
Dr. Gary came to LVDHC in 1993, when he began filling in for us, and the community embraced his authentic care and unique approach to their healthcare needs. In a short period, it became apparent to both the Tribal leadership and Dr. Gary that he was where he was meant to be, “Home”. Throughout the years serving LVD, Dr. Gary truly values the qualified team at the health center and promotes the common goal of providing the best care for each and every patient that comes through the door.
He has strong passion for his family, friends, music and food. He feels blessed to share his life with wife Katy, and four successful children, Kristine, Jessica, Nicholas and Samantha. In his spare time he enjoys being in the outdoors hunting, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing with his sidekick, Thor, Labrador retriever.
Co-Founder CEO and Medical Director, Paradise Genomics, Inc.
Emergency Room Director, Eagle River Memorial and Grandview Hospital
Regional Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services, State of Wisconsin
Medical Director for Sokaogon Chippewa Health Center
Medical Director of Forest County Potawatomi Health Center
Gunderson Medical Foundation, 1987 – 1988
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 1983 – 1987
Illinois Benedictine College, Undergraduate degree in Biology, Lisle, IL -1983
American Medical Association 1988 – Present
Wisconsin and Michigan
After graduating from school in Madison, I ventured to Chicago where I worked in social work, education, and business. I enjoyed my jobs, but never felt fulfilled in my work. I did some self-reflection and found that my true calling was medicine. Going back to school to become a nurse practitioner was one of the best decisions I ever made.
I spent four years working as a registered nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. There I gained experience working as float nurse in a hospital with 894 beds. Working as a registered nurse, prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, taught me the importance of compassion, prevention, patient education, and holistic care.
I am proud to be living and working in Northwoods, where I grew up.
In my free time I enjoy travelling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Staff Nurse, Float Pool, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse/Interim Clinical Coordinator, Pulmonary Unit, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Master of Science in Nursing, Loyola University-Chicago
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University-Chicago
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Integrated Liberal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
American Nursing Association
Member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Member of Tau Sigma
Dr. “Dan” Hadley came to LVDHC from Colorado, with nine years of family practice and hospital experience. Dr. Dan, originally from the lower peninsula of Michigan, chose to work at the LVDHC for the opportunity to work alongside a great health care team serving the area and population of expanding need and medical services in the rural mid-west.
He appreciates the welcoming family-like atmosphere at the clinic and is impressed with the teamwork as well as each person’s responsibility for their role in making the clinic and excellent place for medical care.
In his spare time he enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, spending time with family, grilling, following University of Michigan and Detroit sports teams.
High quality general primary care
Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, 2000
Medical School, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2004
Internship, University of Colorado, Rose Family Medicine Residency, 2005
Residency, University of Colorado, Rose Family Medicine Residency, 2007
9 years in private practice in Boulder, CO practicing inpatient (until 2013) and outpatient family medicine.
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Board of Family Medicine, 2007
Lisa came to LVDHC with experience in family practice from Peter Christensen Health Center in Lac du Flambeau and Marshfield Clinic Minocqua. She also has some experience in emergency room care as well as in the hospital setting at Ministry Group. Lisa has a special interest in prevention and management of chronic disease care focusing on healthy lifestyle and smoking cessation. Lisa appreciates working in a small community so she has the ability to get to know her patients and working in family practice allows her to see patients of all ages.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys hiking, biking, reading, fishing, cross-country skiing, running and spending time with her husband, daughters and two dogs.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant
2015 UW Madison – Master’s Degree Physician Assistant studies
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)