Northeastern Health Center Provider Staff

Naomi Rea, Family Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse Midwife
NRHC Medical Director

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in July 1991
Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, University of California, Davis, 1991
Certified Nurse Midwife Program, Education Program Associates, 1996

Paul Holmes MD, Physician, Board Certified Family Practice
NRHC Associate Medical Director

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in August 1982
MD, University Of Arizona Medical School, 1979 Family Practice Residency, Community Hospital of Sonoma County, 1982

John Dozier MD, Physician, Board Certified Family Practice

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in October 1990
MD, University of California, Davis, Medical School, 1980
Family Practice Residency, Shasta General Hospital, Redding, 1983

Paul Davainis MD, Physician, Board Certified Family Practice

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in August 1996
Completed his Family Practice Residency at the county hospital in Stockton, CA; Board certified in Family Practice that year and recertified in 2002.  Received his bachelor’s degree in Physiology from UC Davis in 1988 and his MD from the Chicago Medical School in 1993.  Dr. Davainis sees the full spectrum of family practice patients, but has particular interest in seeing obstetrics and pediatrics patients.

Steven Braatz MD, Physician, Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in September 2008
Provides a wide range of women's health services and surgical procedures. Attended University of Arizona in 1980 graduating with honors in 1984; completed OBGyn residency at the University of Oklahoma.  Retired Navy Captain, served as Chairman of ObGyn Department at Naval Medical Center, San Diego prior to coming to Northeastern.Served with Marine Corps Medical Battalion in Somalia and Iraq conflicts. Awarded the Humanitarian Service Award 2008 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists May 2008.

Richard Carlton MD, Physician, Board Certified Family Practice

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in 2010. Graduated from Walla Walla College in 1991 with BS in Biology. Attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine receiving MD in 1995. Dr. Carlton completed Family Practice Residency from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in 2002. In August of 2004 he received Honorable Discharge from the Medical Corps, US Naval Reserve Rank, LCDR.

Dean Brown, Physician Assistant-Certified

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in January 1997
Physician Assistant Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1996; former paramedic for 20-years, brought paramedics to Lassen County in 1977 as the owner of Lassen Ambulance.  In addition to primary care medicine, areas of interest include sports medicine, men’s health, and wilderness & travel medicine.

Barbara J. Mauck, Family Nurse Practitioner

Barbara attended Westminster College S.L.C., Utah and graduated with a dual major B.S.N. and Science. Barbara attended UC Davis and graduated with Family Nurse Practitioner certification in 1983. Barbara joined Northeastern Rural Health in 2010.

 

 

 

Eileen Searcy, Physician Assistant-Certified

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in 2005
Graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at the University of South Dakota in 2001

Noreen Frieling, Family Nurse Practitioner

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in October 1990
Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, University of California, Davis, 1983

 

 

Charles Giddings, DDS - Dentist

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in 2012

Graduated from Loma Linda University. Enjoys outdoor activity such as hiking, fishing, photography and hobbies of lapidary and working with wood on a lathe.

 

 

Barbara Byers, Registered Dietitian, Certified Lactation Counselor,
WIC Program Director

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in September 1996
Specializes in maternal, infant and child nutrition.

Debbie Jones, Health Educator; Outreach Coordinator; Certified Lactation Educator (CLE); Certified Smoking Cessation Educator

Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in 1988
15-years experience in child and maternal health and nutrition, specializing in diabetes education and nutrition. Provides one-on-one counseling or group education classes.

 

Athena Long, Comprehensive Perinatal Services Worker; Ob Case Coordinator; Certified Lactation Educator


Joined Northeastern Rural Health Clinics in 2012
Experience in Perinatal Health Education, Lactation Education. Provides one-on-one counseling or group education classes.