Our physicians are experts... and great people too!
Nathan Tracey, DO, the April 2017 Provider of the Month. Dr. Tracey joined the medical staff
in 2014 and practices
family medicine for children and adults ages 8-59 at the Campbell County Medical Group
Main Clinic in Gillette, Wyoming. He attended
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia and completed his family practice residency at
The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He spent a year in a general surgery internship program
before settling on family medicine as a specialty. He still has an active
interest in orthopedics and sports medicine, and sees nonsurgical orthopedic
Powder River Orthopedics and Spine (PROS) two days per week; and assists
Dr. Stan Israelsen in surgery one-half day per week.
At the time of his interview Dr. Tracey had just finished seeing one of
his family medicine patients who had a knee replacement the previous day—with
Dr. Tracey assisting during the procedure. Dr. Tracey says that the ability
to fix someone’s problem right away is what he likes about surgery.
His training as an osteopathic physician taught him skills in muscle and
skeletal manipulation, a plus for his patients with issues like headache
and low back pain. Dr. Tracey’s mother was a nurse, along with one
brother and his sister.
At the age of 12, while chasing his older brother, Dr. Tracey severely
injured his hand running through a glass door. He was afraid of losing
the function in his hand, and the great experience he had with treatment
sealed his career path. He hopes to someday contact the surgeon who treated
him and tell him that he’s now a physician.
Dr. Tracey grew up in Kansas, and was ready to move back to a place with
wide open spaces after finishing his residency. He followed his friend
Dr. Israelsen to Gillette, and Dr. Tracey and his wife, Andrea, have five
children, ages 3-14. Their kids are involved in track, dance and gymnastics,
keeping their parents very busy with all their activities.
When he has the chance, Dr. Tracey loves to go mountain biking off the
Thank you Dr. Tracey, for providing our patients with excellent care.