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Family Medicine Resident Bio's - Big Stone

PGY-3

Rita George, DO

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: LMU-DCOM
Undergraduate: Villanova University
Areas of Interest: Outpatient Family Medicine
Hobbies: Reading, podcasts
I love this program because: of the other  
residents!

Chris Joachim, DO

Hometown: Blue Ridge, VA
Medical School: LMU-DCOM
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: Family Medicine, Prevention, Community Wellness, Physical Fitness
Hobbies: Hiking, water sports, biking, reading, ill informed political commentary
I love this program because: Laissez-faire atmosphere, supporting residents, manageable workload, variable work environment

Sarah Knuettel, DO (Chief Resident)

Hometown: Chattanooga, TNMedical School: LMU-DCOMUndergraduate: LMU
Areas of Interest: Family Medicine and International Medicine
Hobbies: Sewing, hiking, kayaking, walking my dog, snuggling with my cats, all crafts known.
I love this program because: there is a strong bond between residents. We always support one another. I feel like we are given just enough free reign to build our confidence to leave residency and practice on our own.

Brittany Landore, DO

Hometown: Viper, KY
Medical School: LMU-DCOM
Undergraduate: Pikeville College
Areas of Interest: Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Refinishing furniture, fishing, spending time with family and friends. I love this program because: excellent opportunity to practice rural medicine skills in a gorgeous region of southwest Virginia.

Courtney Levendorf, DO (Chief Resident)

Hometown: Weirton, WV
Medical School: WVSOM
Undergraduate: WVU
Areas of Interest: Outpatient Family Medicine,Mental Health, Geriatrics, Prevention
Hobbies: Running, reading, podcasts, cuddling my cat, visiting breweries.
I love this program because: co-residents are family, beautiful mountains, ability to tailor schedule to specific interests.

Ashley Masterson, DO

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Medical School: LMU-DCOM
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Areas of Interest: OB and Women’s Health
Hobbies: Disney, elephants, crafting such as sewing, knitting, crocheting, monogramming, and using my Cricut
I love this program because: we are such a close family. We take care of one another and are not malignant at all. We have a lot of fun and care about our personal lives as well as our professional lives.

 

PGY-2

MJ Allen, DO

Hometown: Manchester, KY
Medical School: LMU-DCOM
Undergraduate: University of the Cumberlands
Areas of Interest: Outpatient Family Medicine, Underserved and Under/Uninsured
Hobbies: Fiction books, motorcycle, my puppers!
I love this program because: The relationships I have with other residents

Travis Eubanks, DO

Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Areas of Interest: Emergent and Urgent Medicine
Hobbies: Surfing, dirtbiking, music production
I love this program because: ability to focus studies on medical interests

Chad Jenkins, DO

Hometown: Greenwood, DE
Medical School: LMU-DCOM
Undergraduate: Indiana University East
Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Being with family, all things outdoors
I love this program because: we are a high functioning, dysfunctional family

Manju Pushkas, MD

Hometown: Kingsport, TN
Medical School: Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, India
Areas of Interest: Pediatric/Family Outpatient
Hobbies: gardening, binge watching TV shows, finding useless trivia on the internet
I love this program because: it feels like family

Patricia Radich, DO

Hometown: Oak Hill, VA
Medical School: WVSOM
Undergraduate: College of William and Mary
Areas of Interest: Family Medicine
Hobbies: drawing, golf, video games, being a movie buff
I love this program because: It gives me a wide exposure to different aspects of rural medicine, and there's so much to learn. Everyone has a wealth of knowledge that they are happy to share
 

 

PGY-1

Clay Anderson, MD

Hometown: Charleston, SC
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina
Areas of Interest: Veterans, Addiction, Inpatient, Rural
Hobbies: Beach, hiking, woodworking, reading, gardening, volleyball, tennis, baseball, football
I love this program because: of the people

Jeffrey Carter, DO

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences of the Pacific
Undergraduate: California State University
Areas of Interest: Addiction Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Research
Hobbies: All things tech, photography, and podcasting
I love this program because: a residency program is only as good as its people--and the people here are a family, watching out for one another and doing the good work we are called to do

Laura Hernandez, MD

Hometown: Miami, FL
Medical School: Universidad Iberoamericana
Undergraduate: Asbury University
Areas of Interest: Rural Medicine
Hobbies: Homemaker
I love this program because: You get broad range of experienc

Veronica Lee, DO

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Medical School: LMU-DCOM
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Areas of Interest: Prevention, Mental Health
Hobbies: Cooking, shopping for deals, couponing, The Office
I love this program because: It gives me the freedom to create my own study routine and learn at my own pace

Donald Olson, DO

Hometown: Manistee, MI
Medical School: VCOM-Virginia
Undergraduate: CMU
Areas of Interest: Outpatient
Hobbies: Automotive
I love this program because: friendly

Madison Ross, DO

Hometown: Murray, KY
Medical School: University of Pikeville-KYCOM
Undergraduate: Georgetown College
Areas of Interest: Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Addiction, Behavioral Medicine
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, knitting, crocheting, kayaking, hiking
I love this program because: We serve the underserved and get to do it while being in one of the most beautiful spots in the country

April Fields, DO

Familial roots in Harlan County, KY, and aspires to give back to the Appalachian community from which her ancestors are from.
Having grown up in Norwood, OH, Dr. Fields then went on to earn her B.S. in Biology from Denison University, her M.S. in Medical Physiology from Case Western Reserve University, and her D.O. from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Fields has an adventurous spirit, enjoys outdoor activities, and loves the Appalachian Mountains. You may find her rock climbing, hiking, and kayaking.