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Caring Hands Healthcare Centers

Providing healthcare to the families and
individuals in Pittsburg County and the surrounding areas.

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Our Services

Offering our services to an ever changing world.

Meet The Providers

Johnny Zellmer, MD, began practicing emergency medicine as a resident in 1997. Upon completion of the program in 1999, Dr. Zellmer returned to McAlester and began a career at the McAlester Regional Health Center. After twenty-two years, Dr. Zellmer left the ER to join Caring Hands Healthcare Centers where he practices Family Medicine and serves as Medical Director.  He is a member of the Oklahoma State Medical Association and American Association of Family Practioners.

Susan is a Physician Assistant who received her Bachelors of Science at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Susan joined the Caring Hands Healthcare Centers Family in May of 2014. Susan’s interests include playing the piano, watching sports, reading devotionals, attending church and spending time with her husband Jeff. Susan is available at our Hartshorne office Tuesday through Friday.

Linda Dodson, Nurse Practitioner, has been in the health care profession for 35 years. She graduated nursing schools in 1981 and worked in the hospital until 1991 when she graduated from West Texas University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.  She graduated in 1994 as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, from the University of North Texas. Linda continued her education at West Texas A&M and became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2002. In 2015 Linda  started working at Caring Hands.

Stacy L Scroggins, a physician assistant at Caring Hands, has over 19 years of experience in the field of medicine. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with her degree in 2000.  She enjoys spending time with her 5 children and her Great Dane, Grace. She likes to watch OU football, enjoys reading, and exploring the world.

Mary Sweetin, APRN, CNP, received her Master of Science in Nursing from the Univerity of Oklahoma in 2008.  She has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the McAlester area since completion of her degree.  She has experience in emergency medicine and acute care. Mary enjoys entertaining grandkids and traveling.

Jennifer Brewer, APRN-CNP received her Masters of Science from the University of Oklahoma and post-graduate Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Alabama- Birmingham. Jennifer is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2011. She has extensive health care experience caring for patients across the life span in treatment and prevention of diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, high-cholesterol, mental health, women’s health, respiratory illness and much more.

Kamron Torbati, MD, received his Master of Public Health Degree and his Medical Doctorate Degree from St. Georges University in Grenada West Indies.  He specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He served as a U.S. Marine and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He enjoys reading and shooting competitively.  He and his wife Tiffany have 2 children, a son Charlie and daughter Claire.

Susan is a Physician Assistant who received her Bachelors of Science at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Susan joined the Caring Hands Healthcare Centers Family in May of 2014. Susan’s interests include playing the piano, watching sports, reading devotionals, attending church and spending time with her husband Jeff. Susan is available at our Hartshorne office Tuesday through Friday.

Christy graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Northeastern State University  and with a Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa.  Christy is a member for the Region 7 Stop Substance Abuse Taskforce in the Southeastern area of Oklahoma. Christy is committed to helping people overcome their addictions to alcohol and drugs and their experiences with trauma and depression.  Christy considers herself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.

Dr. Jan Julian joined the Caring Hands Family in January 2017. Jan grew up in Valliant and graduated from Valliant High in 1976. She pursued a degree in Microbiology at OU and received her DDS degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1984. In 1985, Dr. Julian opened a private practice in downtown Dallas, and practiced in the Dallas area until 2012. Jan joined New image Dental team in 2011

Brian Musgrove and his wife Allison have 3 children: Axton, Roan, and Sophia. Brian has worked at McAlester Regional Health Center as a Registered Dietician. He began working at Caring Hands Healthcare Centers in 2016 as an Outpatient Dietitian. Brian completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Brian completed his Dietetic internship at Texas A & M in Kingsville, Texas. This has been a great opportunity to reach more residents in the community and provide them nutrition counseling services. 

Linda Dodson, Nurse Practitioner, has been in the health care profession for 35 years. She graduated nursing schools in 1981 and worked in the hospital until 1991 when she graduated from West Texas University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.  She graduated in 1994 as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, from the University of North Texas. Linda continued her education at West Texas A&M and became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2002. In 2015 Linda  started working at Caring Hands.

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Services

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Behavioral Health
  • Nutrition

Locations

  • McAlester - Elks Road
  • McAlester - George Nigh
  • Hartshorne