Providers


Gary M. Pusateri, MD

Gary M. Pusateri, MD

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...

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Grady O’Neill, MA, CADC

Grady O’Neill, MA, CADC

Grady enjoys living in the North Woods and grew up in the area. In his spare time he enjoys fly fishing, ice fishing, foraging for mushrooms, smoking fish and meats and spending time with family. Volunteer Involvement & Certifications Grady volunteers to create book covers to help with the Carnegie Library Creative Children’s Programming. He is also a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Professional Interests Exploring...

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Lisa A. Meza, PA-C

Lisa A. Meza, PA-C

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...

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Charissa A. Jeske, LMSW, CADC

Charissa A. Jeske, LMSW, CADC

Charissa is from the U.P. loves being close to friends and family as well as the opportunity to give back to her community. She appreciates that the staff members at the clinic take pride in their work and put patients first. The staff is a fun group of professionals to collaborate and coordinate care with. In her spare time, she enjoys playing and watching sports,...

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Arthur C. Helgerson, DDS

Arthur C. Helgerson, DDS

35 years of experience in his private practice. 8 years at Tribal practice, Forest County Potawatomi and Lac du Flambeau In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and boating. ORGANIZATIONS & PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES Faculty Member, Marquette University BOARD CERTIFICATION Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery STATE LICENSES Wisconsin EDUCATION & PAST EXPERIENCE University of Louisville School of Dentistry, 2005 Private Practice, Kentucky, 2005 – 2006 Private Practice,...

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Daniel C. Hadley, MD

Daniel C. Hadley, MD

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...

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Billie Jo Ernst, RDH

Billie Jo Ernst, RDH

Billy Jo truly loves the North woods and wanted to be able to work close to home and provide service for the local community. Billie Jo loves the team at the clinic because everyone works well together professionally to provide great service.  She feels like they’re extended family. Billie Jo likes educating patients about oral health to help them achieve a happy, healthy smile. She...

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Amanda M. Thacker, D.C.

Amanda M. Thacker, D.C.

Born and raised in rural Ohio, Dr. Thacker grew up loving the outdoors. Interest include: fishing, hunting, cooking, and hiking with her German Shepard.   PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Thacker specializes in musculoskeletal pain. She implements many different conservative therapies when approaching each patient’s condition including spinal manipulation, instrument assisted soft tissue techniques, manual myofascial techniques, and functional corrective exercise. Dr. Thacker also has a special...

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