Duane D. Bland, M.D.- Program Director
Dr. Bland is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, class of 1990. He graduated from Redding's Shasta-Cascade Family Practice Residency Program in 1993. He worked for four years at a community/migrant health center in rural Okanogan practicing a full scope of family practice including obstetrics. While there he served as clinic medical director and was an active member on the board of directors for a state wide community health center owned managed care organization. He returned to Redding in 1998 as a full time faculty for the family practice residency program and then completed the Northern California Faculty Development Fellowship through the University of California San Francisco and a fellowship with the National Institute for Program Director Development. He has been active in rural health as the director of the rural rotation and board member for the Northern Sierra Rural Health Network. He has coordinated several grants for the residency program focusing on medical technology including telehealth and hand-held computers. His other interests include hiking, skiing, tennis, and spending quality time with his wife and three children.
Steven Namihas, M.D. - Associate Director and Medical Director of Mercy Family Health Center
Dr. Namihas completed medical school training at UC Irvine in 1987. He graduated from the Redding Family Practice Residency Program, and spent four years in private practice. He joined the residency program as full time faculty in 1994 and subsequently completed the Northern California Faculty Development Fellowship. He has a special interest in procedural training and attends the microsurgery clinic, Family Planning vasectomy clinic, and precepts colposcopies. His recreational interests include cycling, water skiing and snow boarding.
John Coe, M.D. - Full-time Faculty and Director of Inpatient Family Practice
Dr. Coe grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended medical school at UC San Francisco. A graduate of the Shasta-Cascade Family Practice Residency, Dr. Coe practiced eight years in Redding before joining our faculty full-time in 1996. He combines a busy practice along with resident precepting at Mercy Family and the inpatient family practice service. His clinical areas of interest include zoonotic and parasitic diseases, HIV disease, and health maintenance screening. He shares his recreational interests with his family including hiking, cycling, reading, and herpetology.
Tawana Nix, D.O. - Director of Family Medicine Obstetrics
Nena L. Perry, M.D. - Full-time Faculty and Director of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine
Dr. Perry graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1981 and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Arizona in 1984. She is board certified in internal medicine with a certificate of added qualification in Geriatrics. Dr. Perry has been a full time faculty member since 1986 managing an active geriatric practice, precepting on the medicine service, caring for nursing home patients and directing our geriatrics curriculum.. She has been with a leader at Mercy Medical Center including serving as Medical Staff President Her recreational interests include running, snow skiing, cooking, and keeping up with her children's athletic endeavors.
Jay Roitman, D.O. - Full-time Faculty and Director of Hill Country Community Clinic
After many years as a respiratory therapist, Dr. Roitman went on to graduate from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1988. He graduated from the Shasta-Cascade Family Practice Residency Program in 1991, and became the medical director of our local Indian Health Clinic for three years. Since 1995, Dr. Roitman has been a full-time faculty member, precepting at the Family Practice Center and leadings a problem-based intern conference and intern Balint group. Dr. Roitman is the Medical Director at both Hill Country Community Clinic in rural Round Mountain, CA., and the Mercy Medical Center employee health department. He has special interests in community and sports medicine. His outside interests include soccer, bowling, and boating.
Daniel E. Rubanowitz, Ph.D. - Director of Behavioral Sciences
A licensed clinical psychologist and a board-certified Medical Psychotherapist, Dr. Rubanowitz obtained his degree in psychology from UCLA and the University of North Dakota. He joined the faculty as Behavioral Science Coordinator in 1986. In addition to his duties with the residency program, he has a private practice in Redding. His clinical interests include pain and stress management, coping with chronic illness, behavioral medicine, and rehabilitation psychology.
Christine R. Woroniecki, M.A. - Behavioral Science Coordinator
Ms. Woroniecki obtained her Master's degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor. She has a private practice in Redding and provides psychotherapy and consultation services. Her clinical interests include medical psychotherapy, hypnosis, and treatment for adults recovering from childhood trauma.