Jay was born and raised in Sidney, NE. He spent many summers in McCook growing up as his mother, Lee-Ellen Creasman, was raised here. His grandmother, Rene Creasman, was in the second graduating class of McCook Junior College and taught at East Ward and the Junior High, and his grandfather, Sam, worked for Burlington Northern for over 35 years. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and received his medical degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He has practiced family and sports medicine, in Nebraska and Iowa, for the last 26 years. Currently he lives and practices in Gothenburg, Nebraska.

Jim Allen- PA-C

Amie Sughroue-PA-C

Amie was raised in McCook, Nebraska.  She received her undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Inter-service Physician Assistant Program with her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2012.  Amie has specialized in emergency medical care since that time, working in the Great Plains Health Emergency Department for 3 years.  Amie also serves as an Aeromedical Physician Assistant for the Nebraska Army National Guard.

Jim was raised in Alliance, Nebraska and attended Chadron State College prior to graduating from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a masters degree in physician assistant studies in 1997. Jim worked in a Rural Health Clinic in Crawford and Family Practice/ER in Chadron until 2005 when he moved to McCook to work in Orthopedic Surgery for the following five years. Jim has served in the National Guard since 2003. Jim was awarded the Physician Assistant of the Year award by the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants in April 2013.

Brett Schmitz-PA-C

Brett grew up in Bassett, Nebraska. He received his undergraduate degree from Northeast College in Norfolk, Nebraska. After being awarded the National Health Service Core Scholarship, he graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Physician Assistant Program in 1993. He practiced in McCook for the last eighteen years providing care in family practice and Emergency Medicine. In 2011 he was elected to a three year position on the State Trauma Board. Brett is active in the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants and is an instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is board certified in Family Practice Medicine through the NCCPA.

Gerald "Jay" Matze, Jr. M.D.

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