Dr. Sarah Newton

Jackie Grunefelder, FNP-C

After graduating, Jackie began working at the Linton Hospital as a Registered Nurse while working toward her Family Nurse Practitioner  degree. She started in 2005 as an FNP. Jackie is a full-time mother, grandmother, and farm wife. Jackie is also a Major in the North Dakota Army National Guard Medical Detachment of the Bismarck Unit.


Medical Education:

Bachelor of Science Nursing, Summa Cum Laude, University of Mary
Master’s of Nursing and Family Practice, University of Mary

Jackie Grunefelder, FNP-C

A native of Zeeland, Ardy has been in the area since 1980. She resides in Java, SD with her husband Dan, and has been affiliated with the Linton Hospital since 1980. Ardy primarily works at the Campbell County Clinic in Herreid. Ardy has three children and two grandchildren. Ardy loves to walk, read, and be with family and friends.

Medical Education:
Bachelor of Science, Mary CollegePhysicians Assistant Program, University of North Dakota​​

A native of Strasburg, Josie returns to the area with a background in Emergency Department nursing. She enjoys working with families and individuals of all ages with a variety of health care problems and uses an individualized, evidence-based approach to meet the health care needs of her patients.  In her spare time, Josie enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medcenter One College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, North Dakota State University ​

Dr. John Knecht

Our Providers

A native of Bismarck, Paula currently resides in Braddock with her family. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the Linton Hospital prior to becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner.  

Medical Education:
Master’s of Science in Nursing Program, Family Nurse Practitioner, Clarkson College, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Nursing, Medcenter One College of Nursing

Ardy Biel, PA-C

Alice Schatz, PA-C

A native of Martin, SD, Dr. Knecht has practiced medicine for 30 years in a private practice with the Veterans Administration. Dr. Knecht was previously affiliated with Jacobson Memorial Hospital in Elgin, ND. Dr. Knecht has worked as a doctor in many capacities in emergency room, clinic, hospital, and nursing home settings.


Medical Education:
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
McKennan Hospital Internship, Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Sarah Newton

Josie Senger, DNP, FNP-C

Alice Schatz, PA-C

Paula Moch, FNP-C

Josie Senger, DNP, FNP-C

Originally from Garland, TX, Dr. Newton completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Clinician-Teacher Fellowship training in Spokane, WA before moving to Linton, ND. She has experience treating patients in the hospital and outpatient clinic settings and is looking forward to the opportunity to provide this continuity of care to the people of Emmons County.

Medical Education:
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Spokane Internal Medicine Residency Program, Spokane, WA​

A native of Braddock, Alice most recently was employed by St. Alexius Medical Center as a hospitalist.

Medical Education:
Bachelor of Nursing, University of Mary
University of North Dakota Physician Assistant Certificate

Dr. John Knecht

Ardy Biel, PA-C

Quality Care with a Personal Touch

Paula Moch, FNP-C