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“I am inspired by the strength, wisdom, grace, and life experience of the Elders in my own family and those in the Tribes and communities that I have worked with over many years in Indian Health. I have both a personal and professional commitment to improving care for those living with dementia and for their families and caregivers.”Dr. Bruce Finke, MD, is a family physician and geriatrician that has worked at the IHS since 1991. Bruce has served as the IHS policy and program lead in Elder care and has provided support to Tribal, IHS, and urban programs in ...read more
“I love to share stories back and forth with my patients. Hearing what really matters to them helps my focus on how we can best collaborate to move towards the best outcome. Being able to establish great relationships with my patients, which helps me guide them towards better health, truly motivates me.”Eric Metterhausen, PharmD, BCPS, CPP, CPH, serves as the Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Supervisor at Cherokee Indian Hospital. He also serves as a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. He received his PharmD at University of Illinois – Chicago and ...read more
“Our Tribal Elders deserve the best of everything. That includes healthcare. I want to make sure that no matter what disparities that we face we are constantly working to provide the best healthcare.”Blythe Winchester MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, is a board-certified Geriatrician and member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, NC. She practices at Cherokee Indian Hospital and is the Certified Medical Director at Tsali Care Center. She received ...read more