Office Hours

Mon-Fri

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sat

8:30 am - Noon


Sun

CLOSED


Walk-ins welcome if you need care right away!
Telephone No.(308) 865-2767

Our Doctors and Staff

At Family Practice Associates P.C., we care for all of your family's health needs. Our goal is to give the best quality health services in the most caring and efficient way possible. Learn more about our practitioners below.


Amy J. Paysen, M.D.

Amy J. Paysen, M.D.Dr. Paysen completed her undergraduate education at Wayne State College and received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency in family medicine through UNMC’s Rural Training Track in Kearney, in 2006. Dr. Paysen is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been a member of Family Practice Associates P.C. since 2006. Dr. Paysen has two children, Joe and Olivia.

  Gilbert A. Rude, M.D.

Gilbert A. Rude, M.D.Family Practice Associates wishes Dr. Rude congratulations on his retirement!  Dr. Rude has been part of FPA since 1979; his last day at the clinic was May 27.  Over the years, he has touched thousands of lives through the excellent care that he has provided and the compassion for which he is known.  We will miss him tremendously, but wish him the very best as he enjoys his retirement.  If you are a patient of Dr. Rude's, and have not yet changed your primary care provider, please contact our office at 308-865-2767.

 

Robert C. Messbarger, M.D.

Robert C. Messbarger, M.D.Dr. Messbarger graduated from Kearney State College and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine in 1990. He completed his family practice residency through UNMC in Lincoln in 1993. Dr. Messbarger is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been a member of Family Practice Associates P.C. since 1993. Dr. Messbarger and his wife, Lora, have five children, Nathan, Peter, Kelly, Robert, and Nicole.  

Russell G. Hilliard, M.D.

Dr. Russell HilliardDr. Hilliard pursued his undergraduate education at Colorado College and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Hilliard completed his family practice residency at UNMC in 1995 before joining Family Practice Associates P.C. later that year. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Hilliard and his wife, Kim, have two boys, Micah and Gabriel.

 

Annette S. Miller, M.D.

Annette S. Miller, M.D.Dr. Miller received her undergraduate degree from Hastings College and her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine in 1990. She completed her family practice residency through the UNMC in Lincoln in 1993. Dr. Miller is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and joined Family Practice Associates P.C. in 2012. Dr. Miller and her husband, Mike Wescott, have three children, Chad, Michelle, and Lexus.

 Jessica M. Hatch, M.D.

Dr. Jessica HatchDr. Hatch received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency through UNMC's Family Medicine Rural Training Track at Kearney in June 2013. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine. Dr. Hatch joined Family Practice Associates P.C. in August 2013.  Dr. Hatchand her husband, Rocky, have two daughters and a son, Harper, Hoyt and Maisie.

 Kyle S. Myers, M.D.

Dr. Myers received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013.  He then completed his residency through the UNMC Rural Residency Program in Kearney, spending his final two years at Family Practice Associates. Dr. Myers joined Family Practice Associates as a full-time provider in July, 2016.  He and his wife, Julie, have two sons named Noah and Jacob.  He is accepting new patients!

 

 

Scott J. Wewel, M.D.

Dr. Scott Wewel

Dr. Wewel received his undergraduate degree from Chadron State College and his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013.  He then completed his residency program through the University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Wewel joined Family Practice Associates in July, 2016.  He and his wife, Alyssa, are expecting their first child in December, 2016.  Dr. Wewel is accepting new patients!

 

 

 

Cynthia A. Mehlin, P.A. - C

Cindy a. Mehlin, P.A.-C

Cindy Mehlin completed her undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln before obtaining her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine in 1996. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and joined Family Practice Associates P.C. in 2011. Mehlin and her husband, Ken, have three children, Erin, Ashton, and Ellise.

  Laura A. Hatch, P.A.-C

Laura A. Hatch, P.A.-CLaura Hatch completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska at Kearney before earning her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine in 2004. Hatch is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She joined Family Practice Associates P.C. in 2012.

 

 Dion Machard, APRN-NP

Dion Machard Dion Machard completed his undergraduate studies at University of Nebraska Medical Center at Kearney before earning his Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2012.  Machard joined Family Practice Associates P.C. in 2015.

 

 

 

LeAnne Larson, ARNP-NP

LeAnne Larson completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Kearney before earning her Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner at Clarkson College in 2014.  Larson joined Family Practice Associates P.C. in 2015. 

 

 

 

 

UNMC Rural Residency Program

Family Practice Associates is proud to be a host site for UNMC's Rural Residency Program.  Residents from UNMC spend two years with us, under the supervision of Dr. Messbarger, and typically help to provide care to our walk-in patients.  In 2016, the following residents will be on site.  Check back to learn more about them!

Andrew Prososki, M.D.

Dr. Prososki is a Kearney native, who graduated from Kearney Catholic in 2007.  He completed his undergraduate education at UNK in 2011, and his medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He has an interest in teaching medical education and hopes to volunteer at UNK in the biology/pre-med office in his spare time.

Michelle Rose, M.D.

Dr. Rose was born and raised in sourthern California.  She graduated from the University of Autonomona of Guadalajara Medical School in Mexico in 2014 and is fluent in Spanish.  Having lived in Omaha for a year, Dr. Rose is ready to settle down in a smaller town.

Kevin Visser, M.D.

Dr. Kevin Visser joined Family Practice Associates as a second year resident in July, 2017.  Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Visser graduated from the American University of the Caribbean prior to beginning his residency through UNMC.