WOMEN'S HEALTH/OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY


Melissa Papp, MD

Melissa Papp, MD

OBSTETRICS-GYNECOLOGY

Dr. Melissa Papp is an OB/GYN and especially enjoys caring for women throughout their pregnancies and delivery.
All of Dr. Papp's patients are encouraged to speak openly in her care. With this standard of candid, comfortable conversation, Dr. Papp offers her patients the best individualized care possible. "No question is a bad question," she says.
Driven by a genuine love for taking care of women and families, Dr. Papp intuitively understands her patients' needs. "Women are often the healthcare coordinators for their families. If they're attentive to their own health, there's a better chance their families will be healthy, too."
Dr. Papp moved to Great Falls with her husband and three young children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading good fiction books, and riding her Peloton bike.
Dr. Papp comes to Cut Bank once a month for high risk mothers and also to help with the transition of care to Great Falls to help in bringing your new bundle of joy into this world.

MEDICAL SCHOOL
MD, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
RESIDENCY
Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan

James Cooper, MD

James Cooper, MD

WOMEN'S HEALTH-OB/GYN

Dr. James Cooper lives in East Glacier and has been providing care to the women on the Hi-Line for many years. He comes to Northern Rockies Medical Center weekly. To schedule an appointment call our specialty clinic.
He has been practicing medicine for 45 years.
CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
RESIDENCY
Medical University of South Carolina
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Medical University of South Carolina

Nell Simunic, NP

Nell Simunic, NP

WOMEN'S HEALTH-OB/GYN

Nell Simunic, NP, is a board certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Women's Health and Prenatal Care. She has been providing care on the Hi-Line for over 29 years.
She is available one day each week for appointments. Nell provides prenatal care all the way through your pregnancy and assists in partnering you with a provider for the delivery of the newest addition to your family.
Nell has been providing care at Northern Rockies Medical Center since 2006.
CERTIFICATIONS
Nation Certification Corporation in Women's Health
EDUCATION
University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas

Juan Martinez-Poyer, MD

Juan Martinez-Poyer, MD

MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE

Juan Martinez-Poyer, MD, comes to Northern Rockies Medical Center from Kalispell Regional Healthcare as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with Montana Children's Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center. He is part of Montana Children's and its team of more than 40 pediatric specialists. Dr. Martinez-Poyer originally comes from Venezuela, but has spent extensive time in the U.S. training and practicing at such institutions as Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Oklahoma, Yale University and Wayne State University. With 32 years of experience in his field, he has received accolades from his time at Wayne State University, Three Rivers Area Hospital in Michigan and as a private practice physician at Northwest Perinatal Center in Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining KRH, Dr. Martinez-Poyer was practicing as a fetal interventionist at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). When not at work he enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling with his wife and son.
CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal-Fetal Medicine
FELLOWSHIPS
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan
RESIDENCY
OB/GYN, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Central University of Venezuela

CARDIOLOGY


Rawa Sarji, DO, FACC

Rawa Sarji, DO, FACC

CARDIOLOGY

Rawa Sarji, DO, FACC, is a cardiologist practicing with Rocky Mountain Heart & Lung and brings her expertise to the structural heart program from Kalispell Regional Healthcare all the way to Northern Rockies Medical Center. She typically holds a clinic at NRMC once a month.
Her specialty is transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), which is diagnostic testing that produces pictures of the hearts of patients who are being evaluated for and undergoing complex structural heart procedures.
Dr. Sarji received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by a residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center at Columbia University in New York. Upon completion of her residency, she was appointed chief medical resident. Dr. Sarji rounded out her medical training with a cardiology fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
She is board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, echocardiology, nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT. Dr. Sarji brings essential experience to the structural heart program, expanding cardiac services in the Flathead Valley to include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), atrial septal defect (ASD) repair, and MitraClip and Watchman device implantations.
Away from the clinic, Dr. Sarji she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She has embraced Montana's abundant outdoor recreational opportunities and particularly likes hiking and golfing and has a newfound love of snow skiing.
FELLOWSHIP
University of Nebraska Medical Center
RESIDENCY
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
MEDICAL SCHOOL
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kami Winnicki, FNP

Kami Winnicki, FNP

CARDIOLOGY

A certified family nurse practitioner with a background in cardiac and pulmonary nursing, Kami Winnicki offers skilled cardiac care along with a positive presence and admirable loyalty to her patients.
"Don't sit and get worse," she insists. "I would much rather hear from patients too much, especially if anything has recently changed with their treatment or symptoms."
From their first appointment, Kami's patients learn they can rely on her to provide the best care. Her approach involves an important initial step - listening.
She explains, "I listen to my patients first and make sure to answer their questions before coming up with a plan of action." This type of open communication leads to individualized care plans that help her patients feel better.
When she's not at work, Kami enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, kayaking, camping, running, and walking her dog, Bear.
GRADUATE SCHOOL
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois

ORTHOPEDICS


Rodney Brandt, MD

Rodney Brandt, MD

SURGERY, ORTHOPEDICS

Rodney Brandt, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and treats sports medicine injuries and performs arthroscopy, minimally invasive knee replacement, arthroscopic reconstruction of the knee, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, carticel cartilage transplantation, cartilage restoration surgery and arthroscopic shoulder surgery, including rotator cuff and labrum repairs.
Dr. Brandt comes to Northern Rockies Medical Center every month to hold a clinic day so patients do not have to travel to Kalispell. He does not perform surgery on site at NRMC.
CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
RESIDENCY
Loma Linda University Medical Center
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Donald Ericksen, MD

Donald Ericksen, MD

SURGERY, ORTHOPEDICS

Donald Ericksen, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who treats sports medicine injuries and performs joint replacement, reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, and reconstruction of the foot and ankle.
He has specialized training in the treatment and surgery of foot and ankle issues such as arthritis of the ankle and foot, tendon disorders, deformity of the foot and ankle, fractures of the foot and ankle, ankle instability, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and heel pain.
Dr. Ericksen comes to Northern Rockies Medical Center once a month to hold a clinic for area patients.
CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
FELLOWSHIP
Harborview Medical Center - Foot and Ankle Surgery
RESIDENCY
University of Washington School of Medicine
MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Washington School of Medicine

GENERAL SURGERY/SCOPES


Randall S. Zuckerman, MD, FACS

Randall S. Zuckerman, MD, FACS

ONCOLOGY, SURGICAL

Randall Zuckerman, MD, FACS, joined Kalispell Regional Healthcare Surgical Specialists in 2015 to strengthen the growing hepatic and pancreatic disease center as well as to bring regional chemotherapy techniques to Montana as he has expertise in abdominal heated intraperitoneal chemoperfusion. Dr. Zuckerman completed his medical training at the Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire and then trained in general surgery at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York. He then went on to complete a hepatobiliary fellowship at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Most recently, Dr. Zuckerman was an assistant professor of surgery and the surgical residency site program director at the Frank Netter School of Medicine in Connecticut. He was the medical director for the Lebo-DeSantie Center for Liver and Pancreatic Disease at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, prior to his recruitment to Kalispell Regional Healthcare Surgical Specialists in Montana. Dr. Zuckerman is married and has six kids, all of whom enjoy Montana's recreational pursuits, including skiing, hiking, boating and mountain biking.
CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Surgery
FELLOWSHIPS
Liver Surgery Fellowship, University of New South Wales
RESIDENCY
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dartmouth Medical School

NEUROLOGY


Paul Coates, FNP

Paul Coates, FNP

NEUROLOGY

Paul Coats is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Neurology.
He comes from Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH) once a month and holds a specialty clinic at Northern Rockies Medical Center.

He comes to provide neurological care to our area patients which help eliminate travel for our patients.