Adrienne Laverdure, M.D (Medical Director)
Dr. Laverdure graduated from the University of North Dakota Medical School and is a Board Certified Family Practice physician. She currently serves as the Chief of Staff at Howard Young Medical Center, and has been an active member of their medical staff since beginning her employment in Lac du Flambeau. Dr. Laverdure has been recognized by her peers on several occasions over the years with awards from Indian Health Service and the National Minority Health Board under President George W. Bush. Dr. Laverdure also serves as the Medical Director at PCHC and is a preceptor for students from the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW School of Nursing and the UW School of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Laverdure has special interests and training in Obstetrics and Diabetes care. When Dr. Laverdure is not treating patients, she enjoys participating in pow-wows and other cultural events, fishing, camping, and spending time with her family.
Arthur Helgerson, D.D.S.
Dr. Helgerson is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with over 35 years of expertise in his field. Prior to joining our team at PCHC, Dr. Helgerson worked with a team of four Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at his private practice in Appleton, Wisconsin. Dr. Helgerson has been with PCHC for 4 years, and is also an active staff member at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Typical procedures at PCHC include: wisdom tooth extractions, surgical extractions, TMJ treatment, with the addition of more extensive procedures at Howard Young Medical Center. Dr. Helgerson is also a faculty member at Marquette University where he teaches graduate students in a variety of clinical procedures. Dr. Helgerson is an avid golfer and has played at numerous historic golf courses across the globe.
John Filz, P.A.-C
John Filz is a physician assistant, certified by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to his journey to becoming a Physician Assistant, John has 15 years of experience as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve. John has been with the Peter Christensen Health Center for 22 years, all of which he says he has been fortunate to treat his “friends” as well as his patients. John is currently accepting new patients as well as treating same day, or “walk-In” patients.
Dana Irmick, APNP
Dana started at PCHC as a Nurse Practitioner student through the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. Upon graduation, Dana started a full time practice at PCHC in 2006. Prior to her Nurse Practitioner training, Dana worked as a Registered Nurse for several years at Howard Young Medical Center in the departments of Intensive Care, Emergency, and Obstetrics. Dana enjoys treating patients across the life span and involving the whole family in her patient care model. Outside of the clinic, Dana enjoys camping, fishing, reading, and spending time with her family.
Dave Larsen, DPM
Doctor Larsen graduated from UOMHS in Des Moines, Iowa in 1994 where he earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery degree. He is currently Board Certified in podiatric medicine and surgery. His focus is on amputation prevention and limb preservation.
Dr. Larsen and Dr. Meyer are a husband and wife team who own a private practice, and they provide services in Eagle River, Hayward, Ashland, and 6 other Tribes in Northern Wisconsin.
Shannon Meyer, DPM
Doctor Meyer graduated from UOMHS in Des Moines, Iowa in 1994 where she earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery degree. She is currently Board Certified in podiatric medicine and surgery. Her focus is on amputation prevention and limb preservation.
Dr. Meyer and Dr. Larsen are a husband and wife team who own a private practice, and they provide services in Eagle River, Hayward, Ashland, and 6 other Tribes in Northern Wisconsin.
John Spellmeyer, M.D.
Dr. Spellmeyer has been working at Peter Christensen Health Center since 1999 as a Board Certified Radiologist. Dr. Spellmeyer is a Veteran of the United States Navy and is has been a practicing radiologist for more than 40 years. Dr. Spellmeyer has seen numerous advances in the field of radiology and served a lead role in Peter Christensen's transition from paper films to the world of digital radiography! With this new technology, Dr. Spellmeyer has the capability of reading patients' x-rays from anywhere in the world. Dr. Spellmeyer and his wife live right here in Lac du Flambeau and enjoy all seasons in northern Wisconsin, especially summer when they tend to their large outdoor garden filled with wonderful fruits and vegetables.