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NNRH welcomes new physicians

NNRH welcomes new physicians

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New doctors in Elko

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday to commemorate the opening of four new physician practices at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital. Pictured from left: Rick Palagi, NNRH CEO; Cathy McAdoo, vice-chairwoman of the NNRH Governing Board; doctors Micah Pullins, Radhika Sharma and Scott Curtis; and Delmo Andreozzi, board chairman.

ELKO – Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital has welcomed four physicians to the community in recent weeks.

A reception Friday at Northeastern Nevada Museum introduced them and reintroduced other staff to the community.

Rodney S. Badger, MD, FACC

Northeastern Nevada Cardiology

1995 Errecart Boulevard, Suite 204, Elko NV 89801


Dr. Badger is a graduate of Stanford University and completed medical school at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. He then went on to the University of Washington to complete an internship and residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease.

Badger is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. He was most recently an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at the University of Utah Hospital and School of Medicine. During that time, he served on the Admissions Committee for the School of Medicine and completed extensive research in stem cell therapy for the treatment of heart failure.

In his spare time, Badger trains and competes in alpine ski racing. Last year, he set a new personal record when he hit 70 mph on a Super G Course. This season, he is looking forward to skiing in Lamoille with Ruby Mountains Heli-Experience. When there’s no snow to be found, Dr. Badger enjoys spending time on Ruby View Golf Course and playing cowboy on his horses.

Micah D. Pullins, DO

Pinion Orthopedics

1775 Browning Way, Suite 201, Elko, NV 89801


Dr. Pullins has a lifelong fascination with making things work better. It was this passion that drew him to the field of Orthopedics. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Utah, he attended medical school at Tuoro University in Nevada. From there, he completed his residency at Michigan State University.

As a member of the medical team at Pinion Orthopedics, Dr. Pullins provides complete care for patients’ orthopedic and sports medicine needs. From routine arthroscopy to complex fractures and total joint replacement, Pullins offers both arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgery to relieve pain, improve strength and flexibility, and help patients regain mobility. His practice provides treatment for the hand, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and foot.

In his spare time, Dr. Pullins enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, baseball, softball, golf, camping, hiking and spending time with family and friends. He and his wife, Sara, along with their young son are excited to be part of the Elko community.

Scott Curtis, MD

Northeastern Nevada Women’s Health

1995 Errecart Boulevard, Suite 103, Elko, NV 89801


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Dr. Curtis grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, and has travelled throughout the U.S. for his education. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Idaho. He spent two years with the Jet Program teaching English in Hokkaido, Japan. He received his Medical Doctorate through Ross University. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology training at Aultman Hospital through Northeastern Ohio Medical University.

Known for his calm and welcoming nature, Curtis enjoys all facets of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He especially enjoys following families from deliveries through to their gynecologic care. His special interest is minimally invasive surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Curtis enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Sharma, who is also his office partner. He is an avid skier and is excited to be back on the West Coast to enjoy fishing, camping and mountaineering.

Radhika Sharma, MD

Northeastern Nevada Women’s Health

1995 Errecart Boulevard, Suite 103, Elko, NV 89801


Dr. Sharma grew up outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She completed her pre-med at York University and her Master’s in Medical Science at McMaster University. She went on to complete her medical studies at Saba University School of Medicine. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology training at Aultman Hospital through the Northeastern Ohio Medical University.

Dr. Sharma finds the most rewarding part of Obstetrics and Gynecology to be the opportunity to provide care through different phases of a woman’s life. Her special interest is caring for women with bladder issues, including incontinence and uterine and bladder prolapse.

In her spare time, Sharma enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys hiking, swimming and camping, as well as arts and theater. She plans to continue developing her culinary skills and is in training for a half marathon next year.

Other providers of Physician Practices at NNRH include:

Jonathan Slothower, D.O. — Pediatrics

Veronica Janhunen, M.D. — Pediatrics

Alison McInturff, M.D. — Pediatrics

Jorge DeAmorim, M.D. — General Surgery

Alfred Brown, M.D. — Urology

Starla Ricks, D.N.P., F.N.P.— Primary Care

Steven Gunnell, D.O. — Orthopedics

Timothy Phipps, D.O. — Orthopedics

Russell Morrill, P.A. — Orthopedics

Stephen Starr, M.D. — Obstetrics


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