Dr. Josalynne (Josy) Hoff

Josy Hoff
Josalynne (Josy) Hoff, Medical Doctor specializing in Family Medicine is able to treat patients of all ages at the Rugby Johnson Clinic.  Hoff a North Dakota native grew up on a farm outside of Bowdon, ND. She then attended the University of Mary in Bismarck to become a respiratory therapist. After that she went on to University of North Dakota Medical School and graduated in 2016.  Dr. Hoff finished her residency at UND Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck.     
“I love being able to take care of people from when they are born throughout their life as they age, and that’s the reason I chose Family Medicine,” says Hoff.
Hoff, and her husband Jesse, originally from Hillsboro, felt like Rugby was a town with a bright future and are looking forward to making Rugby their home this summer. Jesse, a pharmacist, will also be employed at HAMC.
In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking and baking and has recently started to learn the art of photography.

Stephanie Buckmier, NP-C


Stephanie Buckmier; Nurse Practitioner, joined the staff at Heart of America Johnson Clinic in Maddock in June of 2016.

Buckmier grew up in Oberon, North Dakota and graduated from Sheyenne Public High School. She attended the University of North Dakota becoming a Nurse Practitioner in 2005.

After graduating from UND she focused on internal medicine at Altru Health System in Devils Lake and Spirit Lake Health Center in Fort Totten where her focus was family practice.

Gail Danielson, PA

Doctors11.jpgDanielson is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program, Grand Forks. She completed nurses training at St. Luke's School of Nursing, Fargo. She's been part of Heart of America Johnson Clinics medical team for more than 20 years.

Dustin Hager, PA-C


Hager began his healthcare career as a paramedic, working for Fargo Moorehead Ambulance Service in Fargo and still volunteers with the Towner Fire & Ambulance Service. He completed his master's in physician assistant studies at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He also holds a degree in business management from Minot State University in Minot, N.D., and an MBA in healthcare administration from the University of Mary, Bismarck.

Dustin is the recipient of 2016 National Rural Health Association's Practitioner of the Year Award.

Jana Knutson, FNP-C

 Jana (pronounced Yana) Knutson, Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified, attended St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008.  She worked in an emergency room setting for over five years. She then attended Maryville University in St. Louis and graduated with her MSN, FNP in 2016. Knutson cares for patients at the Heart of America Johnson Clinic in Dunseith. 

Nicole Lemieux, PA-C

Nicole2crop.jpgNicole Lemieux, Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C), is a 2006 Rugby High School graduate, received her Clinical Laboratory Science degree, from the University of North Dakota, was certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and licensed by the state of North Dakota as a Medical Technologist.
She started her career at Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, ND where she worked for over five years. She returned to UND and graduated in 2017 from the Physician Assistant Studies program.

Nicole is the first provider at Heart of America Johnson Clinics to participate in the Don’t Quit the Quit program. This program is dedicated to supporting pregnant and postpartum women in rural North Dakota who are in recovery from opioid use disorders. She offers these services at both the Rugby and Dunseith clinics.


Dr. Steven Schoneberg

Dr. Schoneberg holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Montana in Missoula and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. He also completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. He is board certified in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice and is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Schoneberg practiced at Heart of America Medical Center from 1989-1993 and returned in June of 2013. 

Dr. Ronald Skipper


Dr. Skipper is a board certified general surgeon who provides all general outpatient surgeries at Heart of America Surgical Clinic. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Kent State University, Dr. Skipper went on to achieve his doctor of medicine degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He previously practiced at HAMC from 1997 to 2005, before rejoining the HAMC team in 2012

Andi Stahl, GNP-BC

Doctors8.jpgAndrea (Andi) Stahl, Gerontolgical Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified joined Heart of America Medical Center in January 2014. Stahl graduated from Wolford High School and from there went onto the University of North Dakota for her undergrad in nursing and also for her master's NP degree, graduating in 2000. She practiced in Grand Forks in the cardiology department at Altru until relocating to Rugby.

Dr. LorraineTangen


Originally from Great Falls, Montana, Tangen completed medical school and residency training at Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska. She began her medical career at St. Benedict’s Family Medical Center in Jerome, Idaho where she cared for patients of all ages.  After practicing medicine for over 23 years at St. Benedict’s, Tangen and a colleague opened their own family practice clinic in Jerome where she treated patients for over a year and a half.


Jenna Thompson, FNP

jennaweb.JPGJenna Thompson, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a 2003 Rugby High School graduate received her nursing degree from Minot State University.   She started her career at Trinity Health in Minot and worked in the Orthopedics/Neurology department for 3 years then in Post Anesthesia Care Unit for 1 year before relocating back to Rugby.
She was hired as a Registered Nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing in the Heart of America Care Center where she cared for residents for nearly 4 years. She continued her education and graduated from The University of North Dakota in 2017 with her Masters of Science in Nursing.
Thompson will care for patients of all ages at Heart of America Johnson Clinic in Rugby and Dunseith.

Cammy Kelsch, FNP-C


Cammy Kelsch, Family Nurse Practitioner, received an Associate of Science in Practical Nursing (LPN) from the North Dakota College of Science in Wahpeton and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Medcenter One College of Nursing in Bismarck. In April of 2006 she completed a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Townsend joined Heart of America Medical Center in February 2013 and cares for patients in the emergency room.

Chelsey Wyatt, APRN, CRNA.

Chelsey Wyatt, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Wyatt, a Bismarck ND native, attended the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado.  She worked as a Veterinary Technician in Denver for two years.

Wyatt was accepted into the University of Mary Nursing School in Bismarck and graduated in 2011. She worked as an ICU Nurse for nearly four years. After which, she attended the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia graduating with her CRNA.

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