Our Providers

Modoc Medical Center is thankful to have a staff of physicians that are both skilled and knowledgeable in the medical field. Please see the following list of providers for any of your healthcare needs.

Clinic

Edward P. Richert, MD 

Chief of Staff, Rural Health Clinic Director. Graduate: University of Illinois-Chicago. Board Certified- American Board of Family Medicine. Tenure: 1981 to present

Heather Caldwell, PA-C

Graduate: Rocky Mountain College.
Certified-National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Tenure: 2019 to Present

Chelsea Pearson, PA-C

Graduate: Albany Medical College. Certified-National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Tenure: 2013 to Present

Ruth Moeller, FNP-C

Graduate: Frontier Nursing University.
Certified-American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Tenure: 2017 to Present

Emergency Department

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Matthew Farson, MD 

Vice Chief of Staff, Emergency Services Director. Graduate: Loma Linda University. Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine. Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified. Tenure: 2007 to present

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Thomas Dunlop, MD

Graduate: University of California School of Medicine-Irvine. Board Certified American Board of Family Medicine. Tenure: 2007 to present

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Jay Lai, MD

Graduate: Chicago School of Medicine & Science-Rosalind Franklin University. Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine. Tenure: 2011 to present

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Thomas Lambert, MD

Graduate: Boston University School of Medicine. Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine. Tenure: 2007 to present

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James Appel, MD

Graduate: Loma Linda University. Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine. Tenure: 2011 to present

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James Helmer Jr, MD

Graduate: Chicago School of Medicine. Board Certified – American Board of Family Medicine. Subspecialty Certifications-Geriatric Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Care. Tenure: 2009 to present

Joseph Esherick, MD

Graduate: Yale University of Medicine. Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine. Tenure: 2011 to present

Surgery

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Dale Syverson, MD  

Graduate: University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Board Certified, American. Board of Surgery & American. Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Tenure: 2011 to present

Dr. Syverson is a visiting general surgeon who joins us several times a month to perform minor procedures.

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Mark T. Fay, MD

Graduate: Washington University School of Medicine. Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology. Tenure: 1992 to present

Dr. Fay is a visiting Ophthalmologist who joins us once a quarter to perform minor eye surgeries, including cataract surgery.

Podiatry

Richard Nielsen, DPM

Graduate: California College of Podiatric Medicine. Tenure: 1997 to present

Dr. Nielsen is a visiting podiatrist who sees patients at our Family Practice Clinic monthly.