FAMILY PRACTICE OF HOLYOKE PROVIDERS:
Dr. Kevin Cuccinelli
Chief of Staff/Family Practice
Kevin Cuccinelli, MD is the Melissa Memorial Hospital Chief of Staff. He is a family medicine specialist in Holyoke, CO & Walsenburg, CO and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated with honors from Georgetown U, School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in family medicine.
Dr. Kajsa Harris
Kajsa Harris, MD is a family medicine doctor primarily located in Pueblo, CO. She received her medical degree from University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and has been in practice for more than 27 years.
Dr. Rebecca Moore
Rebecca Moore, MD is a hospitalist, a physician who specializes in the care of patients in the hospital, with a strong focus on adult care. She completed both her undergraduate studies and her medical degree at the University of Colorado in Denver. She completed her internal medicine internship at the University of Iowa and her residency at UCLA. Dr. Moore joined the MMH Family in March of 2018.
Lane Looka, FNP
Vice Chief of Staff/Family Practice
Lane Looka is board certified as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He is a 2009 graduate of Regis University, with an MSN degree in nursing.
Prior to his career as a nurse, he worked as a paramedic since 1990. He later finished his associate degree in nursing with honors from Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma in 1998. He later achieved his bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2006 from the University of Phoenix with honors, in Lone Tree, Colorado.
Lane’s primary area of specialty is emergency medicine. He has also worked in the capacity as a family practice provider, hospice and palliative provider, and inpatient hospitalist provider. His experience is well rounded with roles in both busy urban emergency departments and hospitals as well as rural critical access facilities. He holds additional training and education in critical care and trauma.
Lane enjoys spending time with his family, and he also enjoys woodworking and spending time outdoors in his off time. Lane joined the MMH family in Sept of 2015.
Jessica Skomp, FNP
Jessica Skomp is a board-certified family nurse practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado from the FNP program in May 2015 and joined MMH June of 2015. She received her bachelor’s degree in 2011 from the University of Northern Colorado, and her ADN from NJC in 2008. Jessica worked as a registered nurse from 2008-2015 in Imperial, Nebraska in another RHC facility. She has two little boys and has been married since 2006. They own and operate a commercial black Angus ranch and love ranching and working/training horses. “I am honored to be a part of this organization and grateful to serve such a wonderful community.”
Derek Doorn, FNP
Derek Doorn is a Family Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). He received his Bachelor’s in Nursing at South Dakota State University in 1995 and his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Northern Colorado in 2017. As a Registered Nurse (RN), he has worked in hospitals, long term care, and palliative care/hospice. Derek enjoys spending time with his family on their small farm, taking walks, reading, and playing guitar. “Growing up in southeast South Dakota, it has been my goal to practice and serves in a rural setting. I am excited to be a part of the Melissa Memorial family, and the Holyoke community.” Derek joined the MMH family in May 2018.
MMH FAMILY DENTAL
Dr. Sylvia Maud Noteware
Sylvia Noteware, D.M.D. completed her undergraduate education at Penn State, and then earned her doctor of dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1977. She has worked in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps and private practices in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as well as serving as a practitioner on mission trips to Puerto Rico. Dr. Noteware was raised in Pennsylvania Dutch Country and now splits her time between Holyoke, CO, and Houston, TX. She is passionate about serving low-income and uninsured patients. During her downtime Noteware also enjoys running, trekking, long-distance cycling and visiting her adult children in their homes abroad.
HOLYOKE FAMILY EYE CARE & OPTICAL CENTER
Dr. Alexandra Gada
Alexandra Gada, O.D. was one of a few students fast-tracked into Optometry after her third year of undergraduate study in Clinical Research Management at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Optometry in 2019. Dr. Gada is originally from Ukraine and has lived in the U.S. for the past 30 years. Dr. Gada splits her time between Holyoke, CO, and St. Louis, MS. She enjoys keeping up with the latest advances and current research in Optometry and is passionate about making sure patients are well taken care of and educated about their eyes. Her downtime activities include doing home improvement projects, reading, gardening, and cooking.