I was born and raised in Clay County and have been a nurse for 10 years, but I started my healthcare career 28 years ago as a Respiratory Therapist. I have a strong background in ICU and ER with a broad knowledge base relating to respiratory and cardiac disorders, but I enjoy treating patients of all ages. I truly enjoy the patient teaching aspect of nursing which allows me to provide patients with additional health related information.
Valerie Lybarger APN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
My roots start in Clay County. I had a passion for health and wellness and decided on nursing as a career path. I graduated at the top of my class when obtaining my BSN and Summa Cum Laude with my MSN. As a registered nurse, I worked in Obstetrics and Pediatrics. Once graduating with my Family Nurse Practitioner degree, I started working in Family Practice and have remained in that specialty. I enjoy seeing patients of all ages, both males and females. My passion, however, is hormone optimization and sexual dysfunction treatments.
I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Clay County and surrounding area.
Carrie Nussmeyer APN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
I was born and raised in Clay County and have been a nurse for 15 years now. I have a strong critical care background working across the United States in ER, ICU and flight nurse. My strong desire to become a provider stemmed from seeing very ill patients and wanting to make a change on the front lines, family medicine! I recently started my certificate in functional medicine. This is the medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs usually using alternative medicine. God put me on this earth to take care of his people!
Dr. Michelle Braddy
I was born and raised in St. Louis County. I went to undergraduate and medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Residency was in Jackonsville Florida and fellowship in Spokane Washington. Currently, I reside in rural Effingham county with my husband and two sons. I am a family medicine physician and my main clinic is in Dieterich Illinois. I also see patients in Effingham and Louisville, IL offices.
I was born and raised in Clay County. I graduated from the Olney Central College nursing program in 2019 and have experience in the hospital setting on a medical unit. I’m very passionate about giving my patients the best care they deserve. My life motto is “Be different, stand out, and work your tail off.”
I was raised in Louisville and now reside in Cisne. I graduated in 2013 from Lakeland College and have experience in hospital based medical unit, family medicine and emergency medicine.
Licensed Practical Nurse
I was born at Scott Air Force base and raised in Clay County most of my life. I started my nursing career in 2004 and have experience in hospital and clinic settings. My passion is caring and helping people in need and my life motto is "everything happens for a reason". I truly believe that is why God directed me to where I am today.
Medical Office Assistant
I grew up south of Cisne in the country. I am now raising my family in the same area. I have worked as a Phlebotomist the last 13 years in both the hospital and clinic settings. I have a passion for healthcare and giving my patient's the very best care. I believe that the good in our lives will always outweigh the bad.
Licensed Medical Massage Therapist
I was born and raised in Clay County, where I currently reside. I graduated from the IECC massage therapy program at Olney Central College in 2012 and currently licensed through the state of Illinois. I'm passionate about helping chronic pain and anxiety patients, but truly love every aspect of massage! I specialize in medical massage therapy and trained in many other modalities as well. My life motto, "no worries, it's all about the j
I was born in Williamsburg Virginia, raised in Clay County and currently reside in Wayne County with my husband and son. I have been working in the medical field for the past seven years doing clerical work. My life motto is "In a world of Cheerios be a Fruit Loop!"