Providers


Dani Friedley, PharmD

Dani Friedley, PharmD

Dani was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula and resides in Wisconsin. She chose to work at LVDHC because of the unique clinic setting that allows pharmacists to work more closely with patients and providers, optimizing health care.  She appreciates the opportunity to expand clinical services in a rural community.   In her spare time Dani enjoys spending time with her three active children,...

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Kaitlin Shamion, RDH

Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, Kaitlin always wanted a job close to family and friends and able to serve and give back to the community. While attending Ferris State University, Kaitlin was able to choose a location to do an externship. She chose the LVDHC, and from that point on she knew this is where she wanted to work! Following graduation in 2017,...

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Mark Brown, PA-C

Mark came to LVDHC after working as a hospitalist for 2 years where he gained valuable experience in managing acute and chronic conditions in hospitalized patients. He is excited to work in the primary care setting and looks forward to providing exceptional health care to the community. Before becoming a Physician Assistant, Mark had a successful career as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the...

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Renee Walden, OD

Renee Walden, OD

Renee grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin, making her way back to the Northwoods after finishing her doctorate. She has been living here with her family for the last 13 years. She enjoys family time with her husband, Brad, and children, Vella and William, church activities, hiking, biking, skiing, gardening, and outdoor activities. Renee choose to work at LVD health center for several reasons. Most notably,...

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Michael B. Schultz, PharmD

Michael B. Schultz, PharmD

Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, I currently reside in Watton Michigan. In my free time I enjoy playing and watching a variety of sports and coaching softball. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family and enjoying the great outdoors. I am happy to be able to live and work near my hometown so I can make a difference for the people...

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Jessica A. Hoffman, FNP-BC

Jessica A. Hoffman, FNP-BC

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...

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Gregg C. Pusateri, OD

Gregg C. Pusateri, OD

Dr. Pusateri is an Optometrist, an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America, serves as a Clinical Instructor/Adjunct Faculty for the Illinois College of Optometry  and is both a National and International motivational speaker on Low Vision and Assistive Technology for people with vision impairment.   He is excited to bring his varied level of expertise to the community served...

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Daniel L. Reminga, DPM

Daniel L. Reminga, DPM

As a board certified podiatric physician and surgeon for over 28 years in Houghton, MI, Dr. Reminga believes that patients deserve to have the information needed to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. Our goal is to educate each patient and begin a relevant treatment program with the highest quality of care available. Whatever your foot and ankle trouble, we’ll work together...

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Brad C. Walden, DMD

Brad C. Walden, DMD

Dr. Walden chose to work at the LVD Health Center because he knew he would enjoy the people he would be working with. He appreciates how caring and sincere the staff is, how vested we are in patients’ overall health and has always liked working in friendly, rural communities. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his kids, watching basketball and football, traveling,...

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Kirk R. Ritchie, DDS

Kirk R. Ritchie, DDS

Dr. Ritchie has 28 years of dental experience with several tribal dental practices, notably; Red Lake, Minnesota, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, Yakama Tribe of Washington and the Forest County Potawatomi, Wisconsin. Dr. Ritchie chose LVDHC because he felt it was a great opportunity to be part of a vibrant and expanding dental program. In his spare time, he enjoys, hiking, golfing, skiing, travel and spending...

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