Cherokee Hospital
Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Professional Care...Made Personal!

Medical Staff

Physicians
Patricia Harrison, M.D.
Family Practice Physician

P.J. Harrison, M.D., P.C.
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Medical Degree
University of Iowa College of Medicine – 1972
Iowa City, Iowa

Residency
Broadlawns Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa

Memberships and Credentials

Board Certified:
American Board of Family Practice

Certified:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

Member:
American Academy Family Practice
American Medical Association

Referral Specialties
Practice includes Family Practice with Obstetrics
Wesley A. Parker, M.D.
Family Practice Physician

Cherokee Regional Clinics
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Medical Degree
University of Iowa College of Medicine - 1986
Iowa City, Iowa

Residency
St. Francis - Mayo Family Practice Residency Program
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Memberships and Credentials

Board Certified:
American Board of Family Practice with added
qualifications in Geriatrics

Certified:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Instructor)
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

Member:
American Board of Family Practice

Referral Specialties
Family Practice including Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, Stress Testing, Geriatrics and preventative medicine
Tim Rice, D.O.
Family Practice Physician

Cherokee Regional Clinics
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Medical Degree
University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Science - 1992
Des Moines, Iowa

Residency
St. Margaret Memorial Hospital
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Memberships and Credentials

Board Certified:
American Board of Family Practice

Certified:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

Referral Specialties
Family Practice including Obstetrics
Chris VandeLune, D.O.
Family Practice Physician

Cherokee Regional Clinics
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Medical Degree
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center - 2001
Des Moines, Iowa

Residency
Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas

Memberships and Credentials

Board Certified:
American Board of Family Practice

Certified:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

Member:
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association

Referral Specialties
Family Practice including Obstetrics/C-Section, Endoscopy, Lesion Removal
Stephen J. Veit, M.D.
Family Practice Physician

Stephen J. Veit, M.D., P.C.
212 E. Bow Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Medical Degree
University of Iowa College of Medicine - 1972
Iowa City, Iowa

Memberships and Credentials

Certified:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

Member:
American Academy of Family Physicians
Cherokee County Medical Society
Iowa Medical Society
American Medical Society

Referral Specialties
Family Practice including Obstetrics
Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)
Brenda DeRoo, PA-C, ARNP-C
Nurse Practioner

P.J. Harrison, M.D., P.C.
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - South Dakota State University
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program - University of North Dakota

Memberships and Credentials

Certified:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Certified Diabetic Educator

Member:
American Association of Physician Assistants
American Association of Diabetic Educators
Lisa Ducommun, ARNP-C
Nurse Practioner

Cherokee Regional Clinics
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Degree:
Under graduate degree from Morningside College
Masters of Science - Family Nurse Practitioner South Dakota State University

Memberships and Credentials

Certified:
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
Certified Nephrology Nurse
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)

Board Certified:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Judy Johnston, ARNP-C
Nurse Practioner

P.J. Harrison, M.D., P.C.
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Degree
RN - Iowa Methodist School of Nursing
ARNP – Graceland College

Memberships and Credentials

Member:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Doyle Kruger, ARNP-C
Nurse Practioner

Cherokee Regional Clinics
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Degree
Under graduate degree from University of Iowa
Masters of Science with a major in Nursing Creighton University

Memberships and Credentials

Certified:
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Trauma Nursing Course Certified (TNCC) - Instructor
Basic Life Support (BLS)

Board Certified:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Karen Rupp, ARNP-C
Nurse Practioner

Cherokee Regional Clinics
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Degree
Undergraduate Degree from University of Iowa
Masters of Science from University of Nebraska Medical Center

Memberships and Credentials

Certified:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurse Practitioner Credentialing Center

Member:
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
Iowa Nurse Practitioners Society
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Abby Tentinger, ARNP-C
Nurse Practioner

P.J. Harrison, M.D., P.C.
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Briar Cliff University
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program - Briar Cliff University

Memberships and Credentials

Certified:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Member:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Physician Assistant (PA)
Steven Dunnick, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Cherokee Regional Clinics
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Degree:
Under graduate degree from Iowa State University
Masters of Physician Assistant Studies Des Moines University

Memberships and Credentials

Certified:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Instructor
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Board Certified:
American Academy of Physician Assistants
General Surgery
Jason Dierking, M.D.
General Surgery

Cherokee Regional Medical Center and Specialty Clinic
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012

Degree
University of Iowa College of Medicine – 2002
Iowa City, Iowa

Residency & Internship
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center – 2002-2007
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Memberships and Credentials

Board Certified:
Surgery 

Certified:
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support