Providers

Bluestem Health, formerly People's Health Center, offers medical, dental, and behavioral health services for the entire community, regardless of insurance status.

As a healthcare home for all patients, we accept all major types of insurance and we also offer a sliding fee discount to serve the underinsured and uninsured. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, our qualified providers consistently achieve the highest standards of care for all of our patients, and we provide these quality services to anyone in our community.

Horacio Alvarez Ramirez,  MD, Family Medicine

Horacio Alvarez Ramirez, MD, Family Medicine

Teresa Lewis-Hunt,  APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Teresa Lewis-Hunt, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Michele Overhalser,  APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Michele Overhalser, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Nicole Wilford,  APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Nicole Wilford, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Michael Israel,  MD, Family Medicine

Michael Israel, MD, Family Medicine

Bich Chau,  MD, Family Medicine

Bich Chau, MD, Family Medicine

Erica Peterson,  MD, Pediatrician

Erica Peterson, MD, Pediatrician

Marissa Ebel,  APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Marissa Ebel, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Humaira Qasimya,  MD, Pediatrician

Humaira Qasimya, MD, Pediatrician

Erin Simanic,  APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Erin Simanic, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Maria Moreno Cabasos , NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Maria Moreno Cabasos, NP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Arianne Gesell , PA-C, Physician Assistant

Arianne Gesell, PA-C, Physician Assistant

Shay Piel,  PLICSW

Shay Piel, PLICSW

Heather Swezey,  LIMHP

Heather Swezey, LIMHP

Brenda Merideth,  LIMHP, MSW

Brenda Merideth, LIMHP, MSW

Heather Nielsen,  APRN

Heather Nielsen, APRN

Layusiana Ciobanu,  DDS

Layusiana Ciobanu, DDS

John Kuvetakis,  DDS

John Kuvetakis, DDS

Wendy Ohnoutka,  RDH Dental Hygienist

Wendy Ohnoutka, RDH Dental Hygienist

Arathi Reddy,  DMD

Arathi Reddy, DMD

Cynthia Carlson,  RDH Dental Hygienist

Cynthia Carlson, RDH Dental Hygienist

 
 
 

Support Services

Bluestem Health has a dedicated staff that focuses solely on helping visitors access the healthcare coverage they need. Our staff can assist you and your family to enroll in programs such as Medicaid, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), ADC (Aid to Dependent Children), Child Care Support, and more recently added care options like Open Enrollment through the Health Insurance Exchange.

Through a partnership with Legal Aid of Nebraska, Bluestem Health also offers support services for those who may need legal assistance.