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About Primary Care

A Primary Care provider is a physician (M.D. – Medical Doctor or D.O. – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, who provides, coordinates and helps a patient access a range of health care services.

Primary care is your first resource for healthcare. It’s about having a provider who will partner with you to help you stay healthy and able to live your best life.

Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.


Primary Care

Meet Our Providers

Dr. Benjamin Willford, DO

Dr. Benjamin Willford, DO

Primary Care
Dr. Benjamin Willford will be joining William Bee Ririe Hospital this fall where he will practice a combination of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, including pediatrics. After completing medical school in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee he did Family Medicine residency in Casper, Wyoming where he learned a passion for preventive care and patient education. He will be using the skills developed during his fellowship at Rocky Vista University in Denver, Colorado to help people with chronic pain to control it better and enable them to decrease or discontinue their chronic pain meds. Dr. Willford also loves pediatrics and preventative care. He is excited to get to know the people of White Pine county and hopes to stay for many years.
Dr. David Pratt, DO

Dr. David Pratt, DO

Primary Care
Dr Pratt received his Bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition at Southern Utah University. He was also a Rural Health Scholar, where he learned of the challenges patients face in rural areas when it comes to their healthcare needs. He graduated from Medical School at Pacific Northwest University where he learned how to incorporate Osteopathic Medicine into patient care. Dr Pratt completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Program in Casper, Wyoming. During his training Dr Pratt learned how to care for patients of all ages in the clinic and hospital settings. Dr Pratt enjoys teaching his patients in order to help them understand and reach their healthcare goals. Dr Pratt enjoys the beautiful outdoors of the intermountain west with his wife, Amberlee, and their two wonderful daughters, who are excited to settle down in Ely!
Ha Vu,  M.D.

Ha Vu, M.D.

Primary Care
Welcome Dr. Vu to the William Bee Ririe Rural Health Clinic. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and will be seeing patients as of July 7, 2021.
Yun Namkung, M.D.

Yun Namkung, M.D.

Primary Care
Specialist who applies scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.
Tamisha Pena, APRN -CNP

Tamisha Pena, APRN -CNP

Primary Care
Tamisha Pena, APRN-CNP sees patients in our Eureka Clinic. Nurse practitioners assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate and prescribe treatment plans.
Suzette Axelgard, APRN - CNP

Suzette Axelgard, APRN - CNP

Primary Care
Nurse practitioners assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate and prescribe treatment plans.
Niklaus Hirschi, APRN - CNP

Niklaus Hirschi, APRN - CNP

Primary Care
Niklaus Hirschi, APRN-CNP sees patients in our Eureka Clinic. Nurse practitioners assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate and prescribe treatment plans.
Nasir Uddin, M.D.

Nasir Uddin, M.D.

Primary Care
Specialist who applies scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.
Maja Lee APRN - CNP

Maja Lee APRN - CNP

Primary Care
Maja Lee, APRN-CNP is located at the Eureka Clinic. Nurse practitioners assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate and prescribe treatment plans.
GN Christensen M.D.

GN Christensen M.D.

Primary Care
Physicals for CDL and pre-employment physicals.
 Gary Seigel M.D.

Gary Seigel M.D.

Primary Care
Services include caring for patients regardless of age or health condition, sustaining an enduring and trusting relationship, understanding community-level factors and social determinants of health
Clement Strumillo D.O.

Clement Strumillo D.O.

Primary Care
Services include caring for patients regardless of age or health condition, sustaining an enduring and trusting relationship, understanding community-level factors and social determinants of health, serving as a patient's first contact for health concerns, navigating the health care system with patients.
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Please call William Bee Ririe Rural Health Clinic at 775-289-4040 for an appointment with Nancy Plaskett, Registered Dietitian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment for COVID-19 testing?
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No, Covid-19 testing is available at WBRH without an appointment from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Drive through on front side of the hospital (where the flag pole is located).  You do not have to call or make an appointment.  We will have a dedicated collector and wait times will be less.Testing can also be done from 12:00pm to 6:30pm, Monday-Friday and weekends from 8:00am to 12:00pm.   You may have to wait longer as we have limited staff during these time periods. Once you are parked in the front driveway, call us at (775) 289-3001 and press 0 to let us know that you are waiting.  No appointment is needed.
Is there a charge for COVID-19 testing?
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No, we will bill your insurance, but you will not be charged. If you do not have insurance, you will not have to pay.
What do I do if I have a question on my bill?
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You can call Patient Financial Assistance at (775) 289-3001 Ext. 614.   You can also write a letter to Patient Financial Assistance at:   1500 Avenue H, Ely, NV  89301.
What is the phone number of the Clinic Pharmacy?
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When is the Lab open?
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Monday through Friday --from 7:00am to 7:00pm       
Saturday -- from 8:00am to 3:00pm     
Sunday --from 8:00am to 12:00pm
How do I call a patient at the hospital?
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Call the Main Hospital Number, (775) 289-3001, then press Ext. 211.
How can I get my Medical Records?
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Give us your email address when you check in at Admitting and you can access your records through the Patient Portal.  Or you can email a request to set up the Patient Portal to:   pcarson@wbrhely.org.Call our Medical Records staff at (775) 289-3612 Ext. 108 and they will prepare them for you. Then you can pick them up at the Clinic during normal business hours.
When is the Clinic open?
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The Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
How do I schedule an appointment at the Clinic?
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Call us at (775) 289-4040.
How do I reach a Doctor or Provider at the Clinic?
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Call the Clinic at (775) 289-3612 and press “1”.

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Clinic Appointments at
(775) 289-4040
Billing or Financial Assistance at
(775) 289-3001 Ext. 614
Human Resources at
(775) 289-3001 Ext. 299
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William Bee Ririe
Critical Access Hospital
William Bee Ririe
Critical Access Hospital
1500 Avenue H
Ely, Nevada 89301
775-289-3001
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William Bee Ririe
Rural Health Clinic
William Bee Ririe
Rural Health Clinic
6 Steptoe Circle
Ely, NV 89301
775-289-3612
Hours of Operation:
M-F 8 AM - 5 PM
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Eureka Clinic
Eureka Clinic
250 S. Main Street
Eureka, NV 89316
775-237-5642
Hours of Operation:
M-F 8 AM - 5 PM
Lunch 12 PM - 1 PM
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Health Clinic
Crescent Valley
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5043 Tenabo Ave
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775-468-0255
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Lunch 12 PM - 1 PM
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