DrDragoneDr. Larry Dragone, DO

Area of Emphasis: Family Practice
Medical School: Oklahoma State University

Dr. Dragone has called Lincoln and Lincoln County home for over 20 years. For much of his life, thanks in part to a father who had a career in the US Air Force, he lived in or visited a number of other states and foreign countries.

Dr. Dragone is a Cum Laude graduate of Kansas State University where he was a varsity letterman in wrestling. He graduated from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences medical school with high honors, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City.

AbbieDailAbbie Dail, APRN-C

Area of Emphasis: Family Practice
Medical School: Fort Hays State University
Board Certification: Kansas Board of Nursing

Abbie is a Lincoln County native who graduated from Lincoln High School in 2003.  She attended Kansas State University and the Baker University School of Nursing.  She graduated with honors from Baker in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing.  Working as a registered nurse, she specialized in critical care.

In 2007 she enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Fort Hays State University.  She graduated with honors from FHSU in May of 2010 with her master’s degree in nursing and is now licensed as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse specializing in family medicine.

She enjoys caring for patients across the age spectrum.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

AndreaRinaldoAndrea L. Rinaldo, APRN-C

Andrea and her husband farm in the Tipton – Hunter area of Mitchell County. Originally from the horse country of Kentucky, Andrea came to Kansas by way of Florida. She obtained her master’s degree in nursing from the University of South Florida.

She has 30 years of experience both as a registered nurse and a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked extensively in primary care. She also has experience in the hospital setting in both acute care and the emergency room.

Andrea enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her extended family when she is not working.

kimwidlerKim Widler, NP-C

Area of Emphasis: Emergency Medicine
Medical School: Fort Hays State University
Board Certification: American Association of Nurse Practitioners/Kansas State Board of Nursing

Kim was born and raised in Nebraska and resides in Wichita, KS. She started her healthcare career as a volunteer EMT in Clearwater, Ks. In 2003, she became a paramedic and began working for Sedgwick County EMS where she worked for 9 years. During that time, she received her Associates in Nursing from Hutchinson, Ks, completing her Bachelor’s of Science in 2011 at Chamberlin College of Nursing. While working as a registered nurse, she continued to work in emergency medicine in the ER.

In 2011, she enrolled and attended Fort Hays State University where she received her Masters of Nursing/FNP. She is still active in EMS education and continues to hold her paramedic certification.

She enjoys the many challenges of taking care of patients and their families in their time of need. In her free time, she loves spending time with her grandchildren, quilting, and traveling.

joeblackJoseph D. Black, MPAS, PA-C

Joe, who has been a physician assistant for 13 years, was raised on a farm near Scottsville, KS northeast of Beloit and graduated from Beloit High School.

He has been a physician assistant for 13 years graduating cum laude from the physician assistant program at Wichita State University, where he is still an adjunct member of the faculty. He received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Joe sees patients at both the Lincoln Medical Clinic and the Sylvan Grove Clinic.

Sports PhotosLindsay Rut, PA-C

Area of Emphasis: Emergency Medicine
Professional Education: Wichita State University
Board Certification: Kansas Board of Healing Arts

Lindsay Rut grew up in Beloit, KS where she currently resides with her husband and daughter. She attended Kansas State University and graduated with in 2004 with honors with a BS in Life Science with pre-medical emphasis and minor in Leadership studies. Lindsay worked for several years on the east coast in the operating room performing neurodiagnostic monitoring. In 2008 she returned to Kansas and completed her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Wichita States University in 2010.

Lindsay has significant experience as a Certified Physician Assistant including a background in Family Practice and Urgent Care. She gained valuable experience at the Hays Medical Center Convenient Care Clinic. She has practiced at Beloit Medical Center developing additional skills in Emergency Room care and assisting in general surgery. In her free time she enjoys travelling with her family and friends.

kerriMaxcyKerri Maxcy

Kerri Maxcy was born and raised in Colorado. She and her husband currently reside in Manhattan, KS after getting to travel to Alabama and Tennessee for her husband’s career in the Army. She received her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Bethel University in Tennessee in 2015. Kerri worked in Internal Medicine before coming here to Lincoln, KS to work in the Emergency Department in July of 2016.

Kerri is passionate about educating her patients and continuing to learn new things to make her a better provider. During her time off, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and her two dogs. They enjoy spending their time hunting, fishing, and hiking. She also enjoys reading and baking.