Superior is the back yard for some of Montana’s most beautiful scenery and amazing hiking and skiing.  Our providers have chosen to live and work in this community and take advantage of all the activities Western Montana can provide.  Please take a few minutes to meet our exceptional group of providers.

Jacob Whetzel, MD, Chief of Staff

Dr. Jacob Whetzel provides excellent patient care in the Mineral Community Hospital Clinic. He is caring for the lifespan of patients, with a special interest in pediatric medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Whetzel enjoys hiking, skiing and all the outdoor fun Western Montana has to offer!

G. Bruce McClelland, MD

Dr. McClelland provides quality care in the field of ear, nose and throat (ENT). He graduated from the Marquette University Medical College of Wisconsin in 1967. Dr. McClelland is Board-certified and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and a member of the Montana State Medical Association. His services include: tonsillectomy, surgical removal of skin cancer, nasal/sinus surgery, ear tube insertion and adenoidectomy.

Laurel Chambers, PA-C

Laurel Chambers was born and raised in Superior, Montana, and has been a Physician Assistant at Mineral Community Hospital for over 15 years. She graduated from the University of Montana with a Heath and Human Performance degree with an emphasis in athletic training and went on to the Rocky Mountain College PA school. Laurel loves working in the Emergency Room.

Jane A. Whetzel, APRN, PA-C

Jane Whetzel graduated from the University of North Dakota with degrees as a Physician's Assistant and also a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). With more than 30 years' experience, Jane is a welcome addition to the Mineral Community Hospital family.

Laura A. Salyers, MD

Laura A. Salyers, MD is a practicing Psychiatrist (Therapist) in Missoula, MT, with Providence Health & Services- Psychiatry. Dr Salyers graduated from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1998 and has been in practice for 22 years. She completed a residency at University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr Salyers also specializes in Neurology. Dr Salyers also practices at St Claire Counseling in Morehead, KY.

Amie Schillinger, PA-C

Amie comes from a small town in Eastern Montana with an abundance of experience in the rural setting. She is excited to get back to her roots in small-town Montana and provide care to our wonderful community. Call the clinic today to schedule your appointment with her.

Brian Lopez, MD

Dr. Brian Lopez cares for patients in the Mineral Community Hospital as well as the Emergency Room. He grew up in eastern New Mexico. He attended The University of New Mexico for undergraduate and medical school. When not caring for patients, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and generally enjoying the outdoors!

Karyn Ridgeway, MD

Dr. Karyn Ridgeway is Board-certified in Emergency Medicine. She is received her MD from Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland Oregon and completed residency at Loma Linda University in CA. She grew up in Montana and enjoys living, working, and raising her family here