Dr. Dallas Walz, MD

The Hoxie Medical Clinic and Sheridan County Health Complex are excited to announce that Dr. Dallas Walz, MD will join our Medical Staff in September as a full time family practice physician!

Dr. Walz is a native of Northwest Kansas, having grown up in St. Francis. He specializes in family practice, working at Cheyenne County Hospital from 2013-2018 and most recently in Salina as a faculty physician for the Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency program since 2018.

Dr. Joshua Gaede, MD

Dr. Joshua Gaede is a board-certified family medicine physician. He is a native of northwest Kansas, being born and raised on a farm outside of Hoxie.

Dr. Gaede graduated with a degree in comprehensive chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from the University of Nebraska Kearney. From there he attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Salina campus. Following medical school, Dr. Gaede went on to become a resident in the Cox Family Medicine Residency program in Springfield, Missouri. He worked at the Norton County Hospital from September 2020 to June 2023. He practices full-scope family medicine.

Dr. Gaede is married with three sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and golfing.

Dr. Victor Nemechek, MD

A native of Goodland, KS, Victor Nemechek graduated from Goodland High in 1971 and went on to attend Kansas State University while earning a degree in business. Continuing his education at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine, he received his medical degree and graduated with honors in 1983. He completed his medical residency at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Nemechek was a co-owner of Bluestem Medical Clinic where he worked for 30 years until joining Sheridan County Health Complex in July 2016.

He has an optimistic attitude about the potential growth and availability of services the community may see in years to come including new specialists and advance medical services to eliminate the need for patients to travel. Dr. Nemechek planned to work in rural medicine throughout his medical career because he strongly believes that rural areas are better than city. In his free time Dr. Nemechek enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children and their families.

Jill Stewart, MD

Dr. Michael Machen, MD

Dr. Machen was born in Smith Center, Kansas, and grew up in Concordia, Kansas. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Kansas and a 1983 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Machen completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College in 1986 in Family Medicine and has been Board Certified since 1987.

Dr. Machen has practiced in Quinter, Kansas since 1986 as a partner at Bluestem Medical and as a staff member at Gove County Medical Center. He also provides care at Sheridan County Clinic and the Russell County Emergency Rooms. Along with his practice, he also serves as the Network Site Director for the University of Kansas Medical Center in Northwest Kansas and assists in directing the preceptorship program and rural programs associated with medical education in this area. Dr. Machen received the Doug Parks Rural Preceptor Award from KUMC-Wichita in 1999. He received the KAFP Exemplary Teacher Award, part-time category in 2005 and then won the national award for Exemplary Teacher part-time category with the American Academy of Family Practice in 2005. He was also awarded the Rural Preceptor of the Year for the State of Kansas in 2008. In 2014, he received the Ad Astra Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Dr. Machen and his wife, Susan have four children and a grandson. Samantha Alsop is a 4th year surgical resident at KUMC, Benjamin is a KU graduate and now an accountant in Kansas City, Alaxandra is KU graduate with a MPH degree from Emory University and Edward graduated from KU with a degree in finance. Dr. Machen is an avid KU fan and enjoys hunting and fishing.

Brady Gilson, PA-C

Jodi Dumler, LSCSW

Jodi is a Clinical Social Worker specialist who attended and graduated from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 2012. She has over 6 years of diverse experience, especially as a Clinical Social Worker. Jodi also cooperates with doctors and physicians in medical groups including High Plains Mental Health Center. Jodi accepts Medicare-approved amount as payment in full. Call (785)675-3018 to request information (Medicare information, advice, payment) or simply to book an appointment.

Stacy Scheetz, LMSW