Your Family Nurse Practitioner in Bend
Havilah Brodhead, FNP is a board-certified family care nurse practitioner (FNP). In Oregon, as in many states, FNPs work independently of a physician and with a similar scope of practice. FNPs can diagnose, prescribe, do small-office procedures, make referrals, and function as a primary care provider. FNPs are trained to provide care to all ages.
Havilah grew up in rural Gunnison, Colorado, at over 7, 700 ft elevation. She graduated from her hometown university, Western State, in 2008, with honors magna cum laude, in Spanish & pre-med . It was in the Rocky Mountain playground she cultivated her love for mountain biking and skiing.
Havilah began her journey in healthcare in 2008 with a Master's degree in Nursing & Clinical Nurse Leadership from California State University. Her thesis explored the blending of complimentary & alternative medicine with traditional/conventional medicine.
Focusing in acute care, she worked for the next several years in emergency medicine and intensive care at hospitals such as OHSU in Portland, Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City & Park City, and St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver.
While working on her Acute Care and Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Colorado State University, Havilah worked as a bilingual RN for Boulder County Public Health, where she provided home visits for prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric care to high-need/high-risk families.
Upon completing her nurse practitioner degree in 2014, Havilah & her husband moved to Bend to be closer to family (and the mountain biking). She has since practiced primary care and urgent care/walk-in care for La Pine Community Health Center & St. Charles, as well as PRN for Deschutes Onsite Clinic, Oregon Youth Challenge, and Viva Gyn Women's Health.
She is excited to have more time with her patients, provide more holistically-centered care, and offer house calls.
Her greatest joy is spending time with her two little daughters and husband.
Kari Vickery CMA AAMA, Office Manager
Kari was born in San Clemente California but raised in Central Oregon. She grew up south of Sunriver and spent her days as a kid enjoying the forests and waterways.
She began her healthcare career in 2002 working for the State of Oregon with the Department of Senior and Children with Disabilities. She attended Central Oregon Community College from 2002-2005 where she received her Certificate in Medical Assisting.
Kari has worked in several different capacities over the years from an in-home caregiver to clinical manager and information technology; her knowledge and dedication have provided her with many opportunities and she really enjoys taking care of patients and making sure their needs are met.
During her free time, Kari enjoys spending time with her husband Charles. Together they enjoy spending time with their three children and 6 grandchildren and their dog Grace. Kari and Charles enjoy being outdoors in Central Oregon. They enjoy hiking, biking and camping, But when it gets to cold they enjoy traveling to Mexico couple of times a year, where someday they hope to retire and spend their time on the beach.
You will likely speak with Kari on the phone or at our front desk regarding scheduling, referrals, and more--as our medical assistant, she is also fully trained and experienced in assisting with obtaining vital signs and giving vaccines or other injections.
Jillian Doke-Magruder, RN, IBCLC, FNP-S
NP-s, Certified Lactation Nurse
Jillian is a registered nurse completing her family nurse practitioner degree. She has been working with Hearthside since Summer 2019. Jillian sees patients 1-2 days a week, alongside Havilah Brodhead, FNP. She also is available for lactation support, at our clinic or your home.
Jillian is originally from the Bay Area and spent the last 10 years in New Mexico. She recently moved to Bend in the summer of 2018 with her partner, Wendi and 2 daughters, August (5) and Rowe (3). Bend is home to family and an incredible place to raise kids.
Jillian became interested in healthcare after working at a women’s clinic in Portland. Since then, she has spent several years working as a neonatal nurse and lactation consultant. She is especially passionate about women’s, pediatric, LGTB, and reproductive healthcare.
Outside of school, Jillian loves hiking, running, camping, and playing with the kids in the river.