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Meet Nathan Tracey, DO, the April 2017 Provider of the Month

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Nathan Tracey and familyMeet 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 patients at 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.

CCH Dr Nathan Tracey 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 beaten path.

Thank you Dr. Tracey, for providing our patients with excellent care.