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Teresa Marts, MD, and Alyssa Hicks, CNP, Join Mission Community Health Center

(Mission, SD

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Teresa Marts, MD, and Alyssa Hicks, CNP, to Mission Community Health Center. Marts and Hicks will join Larry Dubray, PA, Rachele Vietor, PA-C, Spencer Mason, PA-C, Autumn Tucker, CNP, Ryan Rowe, CNP, and Haley Brunke, PA-C, to provide primary care medical services to the Mission community.

Alyssa Hicks

Alyssa Hicks, CNP

Teresa Marts, MD

Teresa Marts, MD

Teresa Marts, MD, attended Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She then went on to receive a Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Siouxland Medical Education Foundation in Sioux City, IA. Marts has prior experience with Horizon’s patients and providers, having served as a contracted supervising physician. Along with seeing patients at Mission Community Health Center, she will also be available for appointments at Horizon’s Mellette County Community Health Center and Martin Community Health Center.

“I am looking forward to returning to Horizon after being gone the last 2 years,” said Teresa Marts, MD. “I would like to emphasize preventative care, care of the whole family, and chronic disease management.” Marts, who is from Winner, SD, is married to husband, Ed, and has 4 children.

Alyssa Hicks, CNP, attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. After practicing as a registered nurse for the past 6 years, with nearly 4 of those years spent with Horizon, she chose to continue her education by attending Walden University of Minneapolis, MN. She is a recent graduate with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a family nurse practitioner.

“I chose to pursue a career as a family nurse practitioner after practicing as a registered nurse for 6 years. I look forward to staying close to home and providing care to the communities I grew up around,” said Alyssa Hicks, CNP. “I believe in compassionate, patient-centered care that focuses on preventative health to promote happy and healthy lifestyles.”

Hicks, who is from White River, SD, is married to husband, Joshua, and has a daughter, Stella. In her free time, she enjoys ranching, sports, gardening and spending time with family.

Both providers are now available for appointments and accepting new patients.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Haley Brunke, PA-C, Joins Mission Community Health Center

(MISSION, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Haley Brunke, PA-C, to Mission Community Health Center. Brunke joins providers Tony Berg, MD, Larry Dubray, PA, Rachele Vietor, PA-C, Spencer Mason, PA-C, Autumn Tucker, CNP, and Ryan Rowe, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Mission community.

Brunke attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She then received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) in 2019 from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT.
Brunke, who is originally from Scotland, SD, enjoys playing guitar and singing country music. “I chose to become a PA to have the opportunity to serve patients in their most vulnerable moments,” stated Haley Brunke, PA-C. “It is a blessing to have the ability to comfort someone in a time of need and for them to allow you the chance to better their life.”

Brunke is currently available to be seen for appointments at Mission Community Health Center.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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