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Exceptional Doctors, Nurses & Care Providers

Dr. Ryan Woodruff, MD

Dr. Woodruff was born in Wichita and spent the majority of his childhood in Shawnee, Kansas. He graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest and then went to Pittsburg State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Woodruff attended the University of Kansas in Wichita and followed his medical degree with training in the Family Medicine specialty at Via Christi in Wichita. He decided to become a doctor in the third grade but ultimately joined the medical field to care for and love his neighbors. His passion for Direct Primary Care stems from his desire to take care of the whole person- mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Woodruff loves finding local adventures with his wife, Sarah, and their two dogs. He is also passionate about traveling the world to experience the beauty of creation.

Leigh Schreiner, PA-C

Leigh has been a Physician Assistant at MLMH since 2005, where she has been providing care to her patients and the surrounding area in the clinic, the hospital and the ER.

Leigh was born in Attica, KS and raised in Anthony, KS. She attended Kansas State University, where she met her husband, Aaron, and received her Bachelor of Science degree. She worked as an athletic trainer for one year at Douglas High School before she was accepted into physician assistant school. Leigh attended Wichita State University in 2002 and graduated in 2005 with her Bachelor of Science physician assistant degree, cum laude. After graduating from Wichita State University in 2005, Leigh began practicing at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital & Physicians Clinic. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, gardening, and spending time with her husband and their two kids, Jack and Abby.

Leigh is a member of the Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants.

C. Patrick Martin, APRN, FNP-C

Patrick is a Nurse Practitioner that has been providing service to the MLMH community since 2013. His previous experience includes cardiac ICU, ER, orthopedics and pediatrics. He provides DOT and yearly physicals and well-child visits. He also sees patients for acute illnesses and covers the emergency room.

Patrick was born at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and spent the majority of his life in Blacksburg, VA, home to his beloved Virginia Tech Hokies. He attended Appalachian Bible College in Beckley, WV, where he earned a BA in theology with an emphasis in family counseling and met his future wife, Audrey, a native Kansan. Relocating to Kansas, Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Newman University, with honors. He then completed his master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Wichita State University. One of his rotations brought him to Medicine Lodge and after graduation, he returned to Medicine Lodge to start practice.

Patrick is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He and his wife have three children, Harper, Jonah and Levi.

He explains his philosophy of practice like this: "One of the challenges in my job is remembering that although I might see 20 or more people in a day, each patient only has one doctor’s appointment. I try to give each patient the time they need and the opportunity to have questions answered and make sure they understand our plan of care. I believe my job is a ministry to the community of Medicine Lodge and try to treat my patients accordingly." When not at work, Patrick loves to spend time with his family, and he can occasionally be found in a tree stand in the fall.

Patty McNamar, DNP, APRN, NP-C

Patty has been an RN since 1976 and a Nurse Practitioner since 2005. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the then West Chester State College. After seeing a need in her rural community, Patty pursued her master's degree in nursing as a Nurse Practitioner from St. Louis University in 2005 and finished her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, also from St Louis University in 2012. Patty is certified in family practice.

Starting her career in a large metro hospital in Washington, DC, Patty has worked in a variety of settings. These settings include home health in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kansas and hospital nursing in Harper and Kiowa, KS. She continues to volunteer with meals on wheels and occasionally at the Barber County Health Department.

As a nurse practitioner, Patty provides evidence-based primary care in ambulatory, acute and long-term care settings. She diagnoses and manages acute, episodic and chronic illnesses with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention to individuals, families and groups. Having worked in a rural community since 1985, Patty is well-versed in all aspects of rural healthcare and the need for improved healthcare delivery to this population. She has numerous professional affiliations and is an active member of the Kansas Maternal Child Health Committee, the South-Central Hospital Emergency Preparedness Committee and started an Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee that includes both hospitals in the frontier county.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Patty has made her home in Barber County, KS since 1985. She is married to Jerry and has two adult sons, Matthew of Medicine Lodge and Kenneth of Kiowa.

Megan Nelson-APRN-C

Megan has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2017 and a nurse since 2004. She has primarily worked in the ER and in a pre-hospital setting where she has gained a broad amount of experience in her roles. As an APRN she provides DOT and routine physicals, acute visits and covers Emergency Room call. Her favorite areas include women's health and the Emergency room.

Megan was born and raised in Zenda, KS and attended Pratt Community College for her Associates of nursing degree and Chamberlain University for a Bachelor of Science degree. She graduated with honors and a Masters in Nursing from Walden University in 2017. During this time she did one of her clinical rotations in Medicine Lodge. Between this and transports out of the facility as a flight nurse, she fell in love with the patients, staff and overall practice here at MLMH.

Megan is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Together she and her husband, Jason, have five kids - Brenden, Brilynn, Kenzie, Kylie and Kinley. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.


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