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Phelps Medical Group // Primary Care Medicine

Dr. Charlotte Wirges, MD, Phelps Medical GroupCharlotte Wirges, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Charlotte Wirges, family medicine physician, is the Medical Director for the Clinic. She received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

As a family medicine physician, Dr. Wirges is trained to meet the diverse health needs of children and adults of all ages.

Hans Zinnecker, MD, General SurgeonHans Zinnecker, MD, General Surgeon

Dr. Zinnecker, a native of Nebraska, earned his undergraduate degree from Kearney State College and his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His experience includes the Medical Director for the Center for Breast Health in Davenport, Iowa; partner at Davenport Surgical Group, PC in Davenport, Iowa; and General Surgeon at Winona Health in Winona, Minnesota. 

Dr. Zinnecker is married with two children and enjoys playing tennis, water skiing, snow skiing, reading and gardening. 

Nicole Buettner, PA-C, Phelps Medical GroupNicole Buettner, MPAS, PA-C, Family Medicine

Nicole began her practice in Holdrege upon graduating from the University of South Dakota Vermillion. She specializes in family medicine. For a full biography, click on her picture below.

Michelle Hunter, APRN, Women's HealthMichelle Hunter, APRN, Women's Health

Michelle, specializing in women's health, has been in practice as a nurse practitioner since 2007. To schedule an appointment with our providers, call our office at 308.995.6111.

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Nicole Buettner, PA-C

Nicole Buettner, PA-C

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Education

Master's of Physician Assistant Studies // University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Bachelor of Science, Comprehensive Biology Major, Health Science Minor // University of Nebraska at Kearney

Professional Licensures & Certifications

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Health Care Provider CPR
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

Professional Affiliations // Leadership

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Active Member
  • Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants, Active Member
  • President-Elect¬†for the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants Board of Directors

Awards

  • Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants Special Recognition Award, 2014
  • Nebraska Association of Emergency Management Support Person of the Year, 2008

Interests

  • Family Practice
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics

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Michelle Hunter, APRN

Michelle Hunter, APRN

Specialty: Women's Health

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Michelle Hunter, APRN was born and raised in Oxford, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2000. In 2007, Michelle received her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Throughout the course of her career, she has taught BSN students at UNMC. She also volunteers as a preceptor for Nursing and Nurse Practitioner students and is a member of AWONN and NNP.

Michelle and her husband, Travis, live in Holdrege with their children, McKenna, Max, Amelia and Alivia. Their family attends Trinity church where Michelle is a Sunday School teacher. Their family enjoys boating every chance they get!

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Charlotte Wirges, MD

Charlotte Wirges, MD

Specialty: Primary Care // OB/GYN

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Dr. Wirges received her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology from Wayne State College. After completing her undergraduate studies, she was presented the Distinguished Graduate Recognition Award and went on to earn her medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Broadlawn Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a member of the Holdrege Rotary Club. Her and her family are active members of their church.

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Hans Zinnecker, MD

Hans Zinnecker, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

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General Surgeon, Dr. Hans Zinnecker, is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Native to Nebraska, he received his undergraduate degree from Kearney State College and his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Zinnecker's experience includes the Medical Director for the Center for Breast Health in Davenport, Iowa; Chief of Surgery at Genesis Medical Center in DeWitt, Iowa; partner at Davenport Surgical Group, PC in Davenport, Iowa; and General Surgeon at Winona Health in Winona, Minnesota.

Medical training includes general surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for Pediatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery at St. Josephs Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, Mercy Medical Center and Veterans Administrative Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Zinnecker is married with two children and enjoys playing tennis, water skiing, snow skiing, reading and gardening.

General Surgery Procedure List

  • Breast Health - Cyst Aspiration, Core Needle Biopsy, Incisional Biopsy, Excisional Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Axillary Dissection, Sentinel LN Mapping/Excision
  • Male Sterilization - Vasectomy
  • Thyroid - Fine Needle Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery (lobe or total), Parathyroid Surgery
  • Abdominal - Colectomy, Appendix
  • Venous Access - Vortex/Infusaports, Groshongs, Subclavian Lines, Removal of Infusaports
  • Gall Bladder¬†- Open, with or without, Cholangiogram, Laparoscopic, Common Bile Duct Exploration
  • Hernia (adult and pediatric) - Inguinal, Ventral/Incisional, Umbilical, Femoral, with Mesh, Hydrocelectomy, Orchiectomy, Vasectomy
  • Scopes - Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Bronchoscopy for Mucus Plugs, Dilation Esophagus (balloon)
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Vascular (Varicose Vein Treatment)
  • Laparoscopic - Diagnostic, Directed Biopsy, Cyst Aspiration, Colon Resection, Appendix
  • Minor Office Procedures - Toenail Removal, Closure Lacerations, Ganglionectomy, Circumcision (adult), Excision Skin Lesions/Cancers, Perc Trachs, Tracheostomy, Tube Thoracostomy

Phelps Medical Group

1315 Tibbals Street  //  Holdrege, Nebraska 68949
phone: 308.995.6111  //  fax: 308.995.4868
Llame al 1-308-995-2847

For Appointments Call 308.995.6111

Monday  //  8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  //  1 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday  //  8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  //  1 p.m. - 5 p.m.