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Women's Center

Regional West Physicians Clinic-Women's Center
Regional West Medical Plaza South
3911 Avenue B | Suite 3100
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

P 308.635.3033
F 308.635.3010

Clinic Hours
A receptionist is available to receive your calls Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The receptionist may ask for your date of birth or social security number to better identify you so the correct chart is available.

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Services
The Regional West Physicians Clinic-Women's Center offers health care for women that is second to none. Over 25 years ago it began with a vision to provide women with a lifetime of complete care. We've done that and more. We have cared for women and their daughters. Today, we are caring for their granddaughters. 

It's more than health care. It's a relationship built through generations. We specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, which includes the examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of all aspects of women's health. All of our physicians completed (at least) four years of specialty training after medical school and take courses regularly to keep up with the latest advances in women's care.

In addition to standard specialty care in obstetrics and gynecology, we offer evaluation and management of infertility, gynecologic urology, menopausal management, endoscopic and laser surgery, medically or surgically complicated obstetrics, mammography, and ultrasonography.

Watch the wonderful story about one family's trip to our Birth and Infant Care center.

Our Providers

Ernest K Bussinger l MD, FACOG earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1972. He served as a family practice physician during three years of military service, after which he returned to the University of Nebraska Medical Center to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. In 1980, he and Dr. Loren Faaborg established West Nebraska OB/GYN Associates, which evolved into The Women's Center of Western Nebraska, PC. Dr. Bussinger has a special interest in maternity care, infertility and adolescent health concerns. He and his wife, Connie, have five children:  Brenda, Becky, Brigitte, Brett and Brian.

  • Undergraduate Degree
    Nebraska Wesleyan University l Graduation Date: 1968
  • Medical School Attended
    University of Nebraska College of Medicine l Graduation Date: 1972
  • Internship
    Bryan Memorial Hospital l Internship Date: 1973
  • Residency
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, OB/GYN Department l Graduation Date: 1979
  • Board Certification Date: 1981

Professional Organizations
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Fertility Society, Scotts Bluff County Medical Society, Nebraska Medical Association, Great Plains Organization for Perinatal Health Care, Diplomat of American Board of OB/GYN

David G Holdt l MD, FACOG is a life-long Nebraskan who completed his medical education and residency at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. He currently serves as a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNMC and plays an active role in training residents and students at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Dr. Holdt is a member of Nebraska's Every Woman Matters Medical Advisory Committee, is a committee member on the Nebraska Early Detection of Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Program. Dr. Holdt has a special interest in maternal/fetal medicine as well as health issues in all stages of a woman's life. He and his wife, Sylvera, have lived in Scottsbluff since 1982 and have three children: Adam, Alex and Sarah.

  • Undergraduate Degree
    University of Nebraska l Graduation Date: 1975
  • Medical School Attended
    University of Nebraska College of Medicine l Graduation Date: 1978
  • Residency
    University of Nebraska Medical Center l Graduation Date: 1982
  • Board Certification Date: 1984

Professional Organizations: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nebraska Medical Association, Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society, Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Matthew Bruner l MD received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb. He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., where he received his Doctorate of Medicine. Dr. Bruner completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nebraska.

  • Undergraduate Degree
    Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska l Graduation Date: 2000
  • Medical School Attended
    University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska l Graduation Date: 2004
  • Residency
    University of Nebraska Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Nebraska Primary Care Program

Professional Organizations:  American College of OB/GYN, American Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Practice

Dorisa L Polk l MD graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Nebraska-Kearney with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry.  She then went on to receive her medical doctorate degree from The University of Nebraska College of Medicine.  Dr. Polk completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.  She and her husband, Rob, have four children: Adam, Anna, Leah and Lily.

  • Undergraduate Degree
    University of Nebraska - Kearney l Graduation Date: 1996
  • Medical School Attended
    University of Nebraska School of Medicine l Graduation Date: 2000
  • Residency
    Mercer University School of Medicine, Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia l Graduation Date: 2004

Professional Organizations: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Junior Fellow, American Medical Association

Kathryn L Painter l MD completed her undergraduate degree at Chadron State College through the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP).  She then continued her medical education and residency through the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) serving one year at Omaha and then two in Scottsbluff as part of RHOP.  Dr. Painter spent an additional year at The Women's Center of Western Nebraska focusing on women's health training.  Dr. Painter has studied and works closely with reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Sam Alexander of Colorado Reproductive Endocrinology, PC, in Denver, Colorado.  She has a special interest in obstetrics, infertility and gestational diabetes.  Dr. Painter and her husband, Nathan, have two children; a daughter, Jade and a son, Joel.

  • Undergraduate Degree
    Bachelor of Arts, Human Biology l Graduation Date: May 1995
  • Medical School Attended
    University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska l Graduation Date: May 1999
  • Internship
    Family Practice, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska l Internship Date: June 2000
  • Residency
    Family Practice, Rural Training Tract, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Scottbluff, Nebraska l Graduation Date: June 2002
  • Board Certification Date: 2002

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association

Emily R McCarty l MD received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Echols Scholar Program at the University of Virginia. She attended the Medical College of Virginia, where she received her Doctorate of Medicine. Dr. McCarty completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Maryland. Dr. McCarty has served as a resident elective at Colorado Mountain Medical in Vail, Colorado; a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood in Falls Church, Virginia and Women's Physicians of Jacksonville, Florida as well as an Intern at the Department of Health Promotion/OB/GYN at the UVA Student Health Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. McCarty and her husband, Kenny have a boy, Mason, born in May of 2006.

  • Undergraduate Degree
    University of Virginia l Graduation Date: May 1998
  • Medical School Attended
    Medical College of Virginia l Graduation Date: May 2002
  • Internship
    UVA Student Health Center l Internship Date: 1995-1998
  • Residency
    University of Maryland l Graduation Date: June 2006

Areas of Special Interest: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Wendy Reeves l MD, OB/GYN attended medical school at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, MI.

Mary Tompkins l RN, MS, APRN-C earned her nurse practitioner degree from The University of Texas and later graduated from the certified nurse midwife program at The University of Colorado. Prior to joining The Women's Center, she was on staff at Regional West Medical Center's Birth and Infant Care Center for 14 years.  Mary has a special interest in prenatal care, labor and delivery. Mary's family includes her husband Danny, daughter Rebecka, son Zach and his wife, Leslie and their son Nathan.

Julie Welsh l RN, BSN, APRN-C earned her degree as a registered nurse from The University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed the nurse practitioner program at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. She enjoys providing care for women of all ages.  Julie and her husband, Justin, have two children: Curtis and Sally.

Trinity Fuss l MPAS, PA-C is a Physician's Assistant at the Women's Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Sciences at Chadron State College and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  Before coming to the Women's Center, Trinity completed several Clinical Clerkships at clinics across Nebraska. She was a Nurse Technician at Regional West Medical Center; as well as a Physician Assistant at Garden County Health Services in Oshkosh and Horizon's West Medical Group in Morrill, Nebraska. Trinity and her husband, Shawn have a daughter, Elizabeth.

Jade Malcolm l APRN-NP Received her education from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Nursing in Omaha, NE. Prior to joining Regional West Physicians Clinic-Women’s Center, Jade was a labor and delivery nurse and taught prenatal classes. She has always had a special interest in obstetrics. She is involved in the Centering Pregnancy Program at RWPC-Women’s Center. Jade is married to Dwight, and together they have three boys, Kaden, Carsen and Kellen.



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