High Country Health and Wellness CenterOur Team
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Dr. Sarah Laiosa
Barbara Rothgeb, FNP
Hannah Frank, PA-C
About Our Team
Barbara Rothgeb, FNP
Born and raised abroad.
Graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 1982 with Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
After searching for a hospital west of the Rocky Mountains with less than 20 beds where she could explore and develop a broad range of clinical experiences, moved to Alaska. Worked for the Alaska Native Health Service in Anchorage and the arctic for three years, including maternity, neonatal, emergency, and medical surgical nursing care.
Moved to Homer, Alaska, where she worked maternity and supervised a small birthing center and neonatal nursery as well as continuing to share skills in ICU, ER, and medical surgical care. Focused on family with births of three sons. Assisted husband Dennis with purchasing and running a small airline, small fishing operation, and home insulating business.
Moved to Fairbanks, Alaska for two years with family to further husband’s flying career. Started a parish nurse program.
Moved to East Africa for five years. Husband flew for a mission organization and New York Zoological Society. Homeschooled three sons, cooking on charcoal burner and baking in fireplace, washing clothes by hand and running a household with no electricity, running water, or other amenities. Conducted “Bandaid and Referral” health care service due to pleas from regional medical director to assist however possible.
Returned to Eastern Washington, worked in pain clinic.
Moved to Eastern Oregon; spent time in Dayville, Arock, and Drewsey before settling in Burns.
Worked at The Aspens Assisted Living Center as nurse coordinator to two years. Began work for the county in Home Health and Hospice, Harney Health Department nurse home visiting, jail, immunizations, reproductive health.
Went back to school in 2014 and obtained Master’s in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Maryville University in 2017.
Continues to work with public health as communicable disease nurse investigator and in primary care as nurse practitioner.
Guiding principle: compassionate justice and thoughtful mercy together help people to be the happiest, healthiest people they can be.
Hannah Frank, PA-C, grew up in Austin, Texas. After graduating as a McDermott Scholar from the University of Texas at Dallas, she served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, followed by year of service as a Team Leader for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, based in Vinton, Iowa. During her Peace Corps service, Hannah worked primarily with The Carter Center and the Ghana Guinea Worm Eradication Program. After completing her term with AmeriCorps, she returned to Africa with The Carter Center, this time with the South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program. Her experience working overseas in public health eventually inspired her to pursue a clinical career upon her return to the US. A graduate of Midwestern University’s Physician Assistant program in Glendale, Arizona, Hannah moved to Harney County with her two Labradors, Hildy and Cash. When she’s not hiking with her dogs, she enjoys.
Get In Touch
Phone: (541) 573-2271
Fax: (541) 573-8388
After-hours emergency numbers:
- Sick? To contact the HDH Nurse Triage Line after hours 541-573-8345
- CD Reporting after hours 541-589-3645
- Environmental Emergency after hours call the non-emergency dispatch 541-573-6156
420 N Fairview Ave.
Burns, OR 97720
Monday-Thursday, excluding holidays
8-12 and 1-5PM