High Country Health and Wellness Center

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Our Team

Dr. Sarah Laiosa

Jolene Cawlfield, FNP

Jolene Cawlfield, FNP

Barbara Rothgeb, FNP

Amanda Jewell, FNP

Amanda Jewell, FNP

 

About Our Team
Dr. Laiosa
Sarah Laiosa, DO was born and raised as an only child in Grass Valley, CA. After high school she went to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, intending to be either an engineer or a physicist. After spending a summer in a working research lab she realized that she needed to find another life plan and decided to go to medical school at the last minute. She attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Bay Area of California, and then completed her Family Medicine Residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Klamath Falls campus. Sarah has 3 children, Jedidiah, Annabelle and Zechariah with her husband, Mike, who is also her high school sweetheart. Outside of medicine, Sarah enjoys cooking, knitting, quilting, reading, and home food preservation.
Jolene Cawlfield, FNP

Bio coming soon.

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.

Amanda Jewell

Many of you know me, but for those who don’t, I’m Amanda Jewell. I have been a family nurse practitioner for just under 4 years Amanda Jewell, FNPand a registered nurse prior to that since 2011. I got my bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN in 2011 and my graduate degree from Walden University out of Minneapolis, MN in 2016. I currently live in East Tennessee but lived in Hines, OR for the last 3 years where I served as a family nurse practitioner in your wonderful community. I fell in love with Harney County, and residents, and am grateful to be able to continue to work with you via telemedicine. I am passionate about wellness and prevention and try to focus on that aspect first before considering alternative solutions. I love building relationships with my patients and am always extremely honest. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, fishing, reading and playing board games with my children Luke (8) and Sophia (4). I have been married to my husband Anthony for 14 years and we enjoy traveling every chance we get. I’m looking forward to continuing to have a relationship with Harney County and its residents as I continue my part time practice at Harney County Health Department!

Get In Touch

Phone: (541) 573-2271
Fax: (541) 573-8388

After-hours emergency number 541-589-2423

kelly.singhose@co.harney.or.us

Visit Us

420 N Fairview Ave.
Burns, OR 97720

Monday-Thursday, excluding holidays
8-12 and 1-5PM