Providers

Aaron Garman MD

Dr. Aaron Garman began his practice at Coal Country Community Health Center upon inception in December 2003. He is from Williston, ND and attended the University of North Dakota where he received his Doctorate of Medicine Degree.

Dr. Garman is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has obtained his certification of added qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Garman has been the recipient of the Best Doctors in America award every year from 2008‐2017 and has served on numerous national Technical Expert Panels for CMS and co‐chaired the National Quality Forum's Rural Healthcare MAP. He serves on the Board of Directors for the North Dakota Academy of Family Medicine and was awarded the North Dakota Family Physician of the year award in 2015. In 2015, he was also awarded the North Dakota Rural Provider of the Year from the Center for Rural Health. Dr. Garman is on the Quality Healthcare Associated Board of Directors.

Dr. Garman serves as medical director for Coal Country Community Health Center and continues to teach medical students and residents through the University of North Dakota as a clinical faculty member.

Thomas Kaspari MD
Jacinta Klindworth MD

Dr. Klindworth began her practice in Beulah in June 2003 and has been with Coal County Community Health Center – Beulah Clinic since its inception in December 2003.

She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Klindworth received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and completed her Family Medicine Internship and Residency at the UND Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck, North Dakota.

She is the 2018 President-elect for the Board of Directors of the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians and is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Klindworth serves as Chief of Medical Staff at Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen, North Dakota, and serves on the Beulah Wellness Center Foundation, Beulah, North Dakota.

Dr. Klindworth has been the recipient of the Best Doctors in America Award in 2012, 2013 and 2017.

Michelle Placke MD

Dr. Michelle Placke began her practice at Coal Country Beulah Clinic in August of 2016. She is from Beulah, ND. She completed her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, and then attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where she received her Doctorate of Medicine Degree. Dr. Placke completed her residency at Altru Family Medicine in Grand Forks, ND, and was the recipient of the 2016 William M. Buckingham, MD Outstanding Resident Award from the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Placke and her family are happy to be in Beulah and are looking forward to being active members of the community for many years to come.

Orlan Jackson DO

Dr. Orlan Jackson and his wife, Caryl, moved to Hazen in approximately 1990. They have two children, Kevin and Brian, both of whom have gone through the Hazen school system.

They are proud to be members of the community. Orlan enjoys practicing medicine, especially working with geriatrics and inpatient, or hospitalized patients. He and his wife enjoy spending time together working in the garden or going for walks.

Dr. Jackson is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physician's and residency trained from the University of North Dakota. He currently practices at the Beulah Clinic.

Mitch Leers PA-C

Mitch Leers, MPAS, PA-C began practicing at Coal Country Community Health Center in August of 2017. He currently practices at the Beulah Clinic.

Mitch is originally from Portland, OR and moved to Hazen, ND in 2001 and graduated from Hazen High School. Mitch graduated with a Master in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Dakota in May of 2017. He is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Prior to this, Mitch earned her BS in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Mary in 2011 and worked as a respiratory therapist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and Sanford Bismarck.

Kayla Olson PA

Kayla Olson began her practice at Coal Country Community Health Center in Beulah in early 2014. Kayla grew up in Mott, ND and went on to receive her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Clinical Lab Science at the University of North Dakota in 2009. In 2013 she graduated with a Masters from the University of South Dakota Physician Assistant Studies Program. Kayla is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants, and SDAPA South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants.

Eric Klindworth PT

Eric Klindworth began his practice at Coal Country Community Health Center in Beulah in 2003. A native of Stanton, ND, Eric achieved his undergrad at Jamestown College and Masters in Physical Therapy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. Before moving to Beulah in 2003, Eric worked in Edmonton, Alberta and Bismarck.

When Eric isn't busy lending his talents to the Coal Country team, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and watching his kids' extracurricular activities.

Janet Wanek LRD

Janet Wanek began her practice at CCCHC in Beulah in April 2018. Bio coming soon.

Mark Doerner PhD

Dr. Mark Doerner began practicing at Coal Country Community Health Center in June of 2017. He currently practices at the Beulah Behavioral Health Office.

Dr. Mark Doerner is an experienced psychologist who recognizes the importance of access to behavioral health services to people who live and work in rural settings. He works with people of all ages who face a wide variety of challenges. Though it's been many years since his birth and childhood in western North Dakota, he is committed to offering mental/behavioral health services to the people who live in this part of North Dakota. He's been married for over thirty years, has a couple grown children and he loves to be outdoors whether it's hunting, fishing, golfing, or reading a good book in a comfortable chair.

Melissa Herman LICSW/LAC

Melissa Herman, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Counselor, began her practice at the Coal Country Community Health Center in March 2009. She provides behavioral healthcare utilizing a variety of therapies to assist patients with their mental health and substance use/abuse needs.

Melissa received her Bachelors in Social Work from Minot State University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of North Dakota. She serves on the board of the North Dakota Addiction Counselors Association, is a certified instructor in Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid and a PRIME for LIFE 16 Hour DUI seminar instructor.

Sharold Oster LAC/MED

Sharold Oster earned a BS degree from North Dakota State University in 1964 and spent the next 20 years working on the family farm/ranch. In 1984 he returned to NDSU and in 1986 graduated with his MED in addiction counseling. He worked 19 years at the State Hospital in Jamestown as an inpatient addiction counselor and retired back to the family farm in 2006. Since his retirement he has held several part time positions as an addiction counselor and is presently employed as a part time addiction counselor here at Coal Country, where he performs evaluations, low intensity outpatient group and individual counseling.

He is a member of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and the North Dakota State Addiction Counselors Association. In 2011 the North Dakota Addiction Counselors Association and the North Dakota Addiction Treatment Coalition formally recognized him for his outstanding contributions to the addiction field in North Dakota. On a personal level, he has been in recovery since 1979 and continues to be actively involved with the local recovery community.

Darlene White PhB/LAC

Darlene White received her Bachelor of Philosophy degree from the University of North Dakota in 1969. She did graduate work in Sociology at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL where she had a teaching assistantship. She returned to ND in 1973 and worked at the State Hospital in Jamestown while she completed Addiction Counseling classes through Jamestown College and NDSU.

She worked as an inpatient Addiction Counselor at the State Hospital. She retired with 32 years of service in 2005 and moved to Hazen in 2006, where she has continued to work part time as an addiction counselor. She does alcohol/drug evaluations and individual, group and family addiction counseling at Coal Country. She has been a member of the North Dakota Addiction Counselor’s Association from its inception to the present and has also been secretary and President of the organization. This includes membership in the National Association of Alcoholism and Addiction Counselors Association. She has been in recovery since 1975 and is actively involved in the recovery community.

Deb Sailer FNP-C

Deb Sailer has been practicing at Coal Country Community Health Centers in both Beulah and Center since July 2011. She currently practices at the Center Clinic.

Prior to joining CCCHC, Deb worked as a Registered Nurse at Sakakawea Medical Center, Custer District Health, St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck and Unimed Hospital in Minot, ND. She received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Mary in April 2011. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary in 1998.

Deb and her husband Travis have 5 children. She enjoys camping and rodeo with her family.

Rodney Zimmerman MD

Dr. Zimmerman has been practicing in the Hazen/Beulah area since November 2009 and currently resides at the Hazen Clinic. Dr. Zimmerman was raised on the family farm, near Streeter/Napoleon, North Dakota. He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman served as a Missionary Doctor at Mbingo Baptist Hospital and Banso Baptist Hospital in Africa for almost 30 years.

Dr. Zimmerman and his wife, April, have three children. Dr. Zimmerman enjoys farming, horses, hiking and continues to be interested in mission work.

Courtney Dean DNP

Courtney Dean, DNP, FNP-BC, began practicing at Coal Country Community Health Center in August of 2017. She currently practices at the Hazen Clinic.

Courtney earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Montana State University – Bozeman in May of 2017, specializing in Family Practice. She is board certified through The American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to this, Courtney earned her BSN from MSU – Bozeman in 2011, and has worked as a medical-surgical and critical care nurse at Billings Clinic Hospital, in Billings, MT. In addition, she has taught classes for and been a full-time faculty member of the College of Nursing at MSU – Bozeman. Courtney also has had the privilege of being heavily involved in overseas medical mission work and refugee care, primarily in Africa and the Middle East.

Heather Czywczynski FNP-C

Heather Czywczynski, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, graduated from the University of Mary with her Family Nurse Practitioner Degree in April of 2011. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Heather graduated with her Nursing Degree from the University of Mary in 2005. She has worked as a nurse and clinical teaching instructor in Nebraska and as a nurse in North Dakota, Texas and California. Heather and her husband Derek live in Beulah. Derek is an optometrist at Beulah Vision.

Heather currently practices at the Hazen Clinic

Corrie Rogness FNP-C

Corrie Rogness, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, has been practicing at CCCHC since May of 2007. A native of Watford City, Corrie attended college at UND, NDSU, University of Minnesota, and University of Mary. She received her undergraduate degree at NDSU and her Master of Nursing/FNP at University of Mary.

Corrie transferred from the Beulah Clinic to the Hazen Clinic in December 2016 and is now practicing in Hazen on a regular basis.

Robert Volk FNP-C

Robert Volk, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, has his clinic practice at Coal Country in Beulah. Robert graduated from the University of Mary in 2006 with his Family Nurse Practitioner Degree. He is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He graduated from Minot State University with his Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 2002.

Robert and his wife, Ginger, have three children. Robert enjoys sports, hunting, playing golf, watching movies and spending time with his family.

Cassandra Altringer DNP

Cassandra Altringer completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree in May 2016 from Metropolitan State University in Minnesota and her board certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to that, Cassandra obtained her practical nursing and Associate’s Degree in nursing from Southeast Technical College, Red Wing, MN and her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN. Cassandra has been practicing at the Killdeer Clinic since June of 2016.

Lori Jepson FNP-C

Lori currently practices at the Killdeer Clinic.

Visiting Specialists

To schedule an appointment with any of the visiting specialists, please phone the number listed by the provider’s name. Let the appointment center know that you are making an appointment for the designated clinic that the provider is listed under.


Sakakawea Clinic
706 8th Ave NE
Hazen, ND 58545


Coal Country Community Health Center – Hazen Clinic (located in Sakakawea Medical Center)
510 8th Ave NE
Hazen, ND 58545
7017482256


Coal Country Community Health Center – Beulah Clinic
1312 Hwy 49 N
Beulah, ND 58523
7018734445


Coal Country Community Health Center – Behavioral Health Clinic
1101 3rd Ave NE
Beulah, ND 58523
7018737788