The Providers at Family Health Center of Sandpoint
All of our physicians have graduated from accredited family practice residency programs and are board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. A family physician is a medical doctor who has completed an extensive three-year residency program after graduating from medical school. Instead of specializing in one area, family physicians are trained to treat common illnesses in all major medical areas – from pediatrics to internal medicine to geriatrics. Board certification requires continuing medical education and recertification testing.
We also have a certified nurse practitioner (NP) on staff. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have advanced education and clinical training and are licensed to prescribe medication. Nurse practitioners must take a two- to three-year master's program in a variety of specialties in order to become licensed.
Scott Dunn, MD originally from Colorado, attended medical school at the Oregon Health Sciences University and then completed residency in Spokane. He enjoys pediatrics, sports medicine, and diabetic care. He serves as medical advisor and volunteers at the Bonner Partners in Care Clinic for the area's uninsured. In his free time he enjoys competing in triathlons, skiing and travel.
Dan Meulenberg, MD, completed his medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After residency in Boise, he did an additional year of training with an emphasis on pediatrics. He is active in training medical students and residents, and also helps provide mental health care in the community.
Jeremy Waters, MD, graduated from the medical school at Saint Louis University in Missouri. He finished a three-year family medicine residency in Greeley, Colo., in 2005 and joined Family Health Center in 2006. His special interests with family medicine include endoscopy, sports medicine and pediatrics. He also volunteers at the Bonner Partners in Care Clinic.
Kara Waters, DO, is a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) who completed medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. She finished a three-year family medicine residency in Greeley, Colo., in 2005 and joined Family Health Center in 2006. Kara is particularly interested in women's health care, diabetes and preventative medicine. She also volunteers at the Bonner Partners in Care Clinic.
Jane received her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1996. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has been involved with health care for 35 years.
Jane’s experience in Family Practice includes diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illness for both men, women and children. She believes in reversing many diseases through lifestyle.
Her favorite clients are people ready to invest in themselves and their health. Jane believes in developing a collaborative relationship with her patients putting them at the forefront of their health care plan.
She is active in the Sandpoint community and looks forward to continuing to move Sandpoint toward improved health. She hopes to help make Sandpoint one of the healthiest small towns in the US.
Jane enjoys nature and outdoor activities in her spare time. She likes to whitewater raft, ski, backpack and bike. She also enjoys reading, cooking and gardening. Jane is married and has two wonderful sons and special granddaughters.
Dr. Halversen is a Board-Certified Family Physician who graduated from St. George's Medical School. During his residency he found that he really enjoys OB/GYN, women's health and working with adolescents. In his free time he enjoys biking, hiking, water skiing, and spending time with his family.