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.
Anika is our Medical Assistant, coming to us with five years of laboratory experience with St. Charles, and is currently working towards her Bachelors of Science in Health Information Technology.
Her passions are patient focused care, and continuing education relating to the healthcare of the LGBTQ+ community. It is a goal of hers to implement transgender specific sexual education training for pediatric patients trying to navigate their transitions.
Fun fact! Anika likes to spend her free time crocheting, reading, and going on 'animal adventures' with her two sons, ages 4 and 7.
Certified Medical Assistant
Beth is our Certified Medical Assistant. She has been a Medical Assistant for four years in family practice, pediatrics and specialty care. She is currently pursuing a nursing degree with future hopes of becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
Beth was born and raised in Central Oregon. She spent 10 years in the military doing emergency medicine before and during her Medical Assisting experience. She is passionate about inclusiveness, lasting connections and open communication.
When not working, Beth can be found dancing West Coast Swing or running around with her dog and boyfriend.
Front Office Lead
Please welcome Sabrina, our new Front Office Lead. When you call the clinic she will likely be the first person you talk to. She is one of the most easy going and professional people you will meet. She has worked in health care coordination and customer service her entire career before joining Hearthside Medicine in 2020.
Sabrina keeps our daily front office operations running smoothly. She is always smiling and laughing - she puts our patients right at ease.
She enjoys hiking and paddleboarding with her chihuahua, and playing ukulele in her personal time.