What is a FNP?

Both Doug and Heather are NPs, or nurse practitioners. NPs are registered nurses who have a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing. They combine the care of nursing with the expertise of family medicine. NPs can competently handle most of your health care needs and will collaborate with physicians when a second opinion, referral or hospitalization is needed. Both of our providers are Board Certified by the American Nurses Association.  

Doug Miller FNP


Doug Miller, FNP-C went to nursing school at the ripe old age of 40. After completing his BSN through the University of Northern Colorado's Accelerated BSN program, he quickly moved through the MSN program with an emphasis in Family Practice. 


Doug moved to Rocky Ford from Yuma, Colorado, when he was hired as a staff FNP by Dr. Mary Jean Berg. He purchased the clinic from her in 2003. 


Doug is a recipient of the 2009 Rural Health Excellence Award, and the 2012 Colorado Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence. 


Heather Lyster FNP

Heather Lyster, FNP grew up in Washington state and graduated with a BSN from Seattle Pacific University in 2006. She worked in a hospital in Seattle for a few years before moving to Denver as a traveling nurse. She completed her MSN at Colorado State University Pueblo with a focus in both Family Practice and Acute Care.


While finishing up her graduate studies, Heather moved to the Arkansas Valley in order to complete part of her clinical studies. She decided to stay when she was offered a position at Rocky Ford Family Health Center.

Office Staff


Terry Miller - Practice Manager

Maurleen Valencia - Medical Assistant

Veronica Barela - Medical Assistant

Dawn Pollmiller - Receptionist & Care Coordination

Marcy Jaramillo - Billing

Michelle Boone  - Receptionist

Charaki Yeomans - Office Support









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