Our Clinical Staff
Beth Leader, D.O.
D. Jordan Paslay, M.D.
Michael West, MD
Dr. West earned his BS in nursing at OU in 1985 and began a career in the Neonatal ICU at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City. In 1989 he accepted a position with pediatric oncology and pediatric hospice out of Georgetown University and moved to Maryland near Washington, DC. Inspired by close working relationships with leading physicians in the field, he chose to pursue a medical profession. Upon completion of his studies at University of Maryland Baltimore, University of North Dakota Bismarck, and Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Washington he and his family moved to the Broken Bow area.
Michael married the love of his life, Dawn, in 1985. Together they have raised two sons, Michael and Zachary, who now have children of their own. Dr. West and Dawn are super busy spending time with grandchildren and volunteering.
Mark Ziegler, D.M.D.
Family Practice Dentist
Dr. Ziegler, a family practice dentist, has been at Kiamichi’s Battiest site since 2008. He is a 1995 graduate of Temple University Dental School.
Gordon Butzirus, P.A.-C
Bambi Clay, PA-C
Tammy Williams, P.A.-C
Tammy came to Kiamichi in 2008 and is a family practice physician assistant at the Idabel site. She is a 2002 graduate of the Oklahoma University Health Science Center.
Tonya Boles, P.A.-C.
Tonya is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. She has worked as a Physicians Assistant in McCurtain County for 10 years. She and her husband, Russell, live in Watson, Oklahoma, with their 5 beautiful children. They are all members of Octavia Baptist Church.
Tabatha LeForce APRN-CNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Missey Pierce, APRN-CNP
Jamie Hess, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jamie Hess joined Kiamichi Family Medical in January 2018. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a 2007 graduate from Texas A & M University-Commerce with masters of social work. She obtained her licenses in clinical social work from the state of Oklahoma, in 2011. She has worked geriatric inpatient care and for the Oklahoma State Department of Health. She resides in Idabel with her youngest daughter. She has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Lauren Roberts APRN, FNP-C
Message from the CEO
Dear Kiamichi Patient,
We hope you’re enjoying our website and getting the information you’re seeking. If you have any questions, someone at either of our facilities will be happy to answer them.
Kiamichi Family Medical Center provides affordable health care of the highest possible quality. Beginning in an area virtually without quality health care options, our mission is to serve the medically underserved and to put our patients first.
Your health is important to us. This is why we’ve staffed our Battiest, Idabel, and Hugo facilities with well-trained, competent, experienced and caring staff members. We believe that patients and their needs come first. We’re here to serve you.
As a Community Health Center, also known as a Federally Qualified Health Center, we’re able to bring affordable primary health care to people who need it the most. Our focus is on not only improving the health of individual patients, but also on improving the health status of the entire community where we live and work and grow.
You’ll find we can meet most of your health care needs, from comprehensive primary and preventive care to a full scope of dental and behavioral health services. Because we’re a public, non-profit organization that relies in part on federal funding, we’re happy to provide services to individuals, regardless of their ability to pay.
We take pride in being your primary health care providers and always welcome you with the top facilities and the top services in southeast Oklahoma. Thanks for allowing us to be there for you.
Amy Gilbreath, CEO