Matthew Balls, DOmballs@uwyo.edu
Dr. Balls was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and completed medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. With his background in geology and the rural Family Medicine opportunities in Casper, he is eager to live in an area that will allow him to enjoy both passions. Dr. Balls, his wife and three girls are excited to spend time outdoors in windy Wyoming.
James Calamia, DOjcalamia@uwyo.edu
Dr. Calamia grew up in the Northwest; on his days off, you can find him bike riding and hiking in the mountains. The rugged Wyoming landscape provides him with all manner of outdoor activities, which is why he is excited to practice full spectrum Family Medicine with an emphasis on rural care, emergency medicine and obstetrics. Dr. Calamia also understands the value of holistic care and seeks to meet the unique physical, mental and spiritual needs of his patients.
Katrina Culmer, DOkculmer@uwyo.edu
Dr. Culmer graduated from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Virginia. She is very excited about her move to Wyoming, where she hopes to practice full spectrum rural medicine with an emphasis on nutrition. Dr. Culmer participated in medical outreach in Bolivia, which is where she grew up.
Jared Lambert, MDjlambert@uwyo.edu
Dr. Lambert was born and raised in Arizona. He completed his undergrad degree at BYU, which is where he met and married his wife. He graduated from medical school at St. George’s University. It was through his medical school experiences that he learned the power of a positive, open, and trusting relationship between a physician and patient. Dr. Lambert loves spending time with his wife and infant son, Jack, and his hobbies include hiking, skiing, long-distance running, reading and painting.
Damian Lara, MDdlara@uwyo.edu
Born in rural Texas, Dr. Lara earned a degree in sociology while focusing on health inequality. His medical studies in Dominica, West Indies, and California further reinforced his desire to practice community medicine. In his free time, he finds joy in food, karaoke and short track car racing. Dr. Lara, his fiancé and their dog love hiking and are excited to experience Wyoming outdoor adventures.
David Pratt, DOdpratt@uwyo.edu
In Utah, Dr. Pratt earned his bachelor’s degree in nutrition, which he hopes to integrate into his practice. He attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Washington. His professional interests include literally everything, which is one of the reasons he chose Casper for his Family Medicine training. Dr. Pratt enjoys being outdoors with his wife, Amberlee, and their two daughters.
Timothy Tetzlaff, MDttetzlaff@uwyo.edu
Dr. Tetzlaff hails from the great state of Oregon and is eager to join the Casper residency team. He fell in love with medicine while working as a wild-land and structural firefighter with cross training as a paramedic. While emergency medical services intrigued him, he desired more and attended University of Medicine and Health Sciences medical school. Tim hopes to become a physician for a rural town in the West and has a particular interest in emergency medicine and wilderness medicine. Dr. Tetzlaff enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, hiking, snowboarding, fishing, good music and watching his alma mater Oregon Duck football team.
Patricia Tu, DOptu@uwyo.edu
Born and raised in California, Dr. Tu received her undergraduate degree from UC-San Diego, where she worked in research and public health before heading to medical school at Kansas City University. Patty is excited to pursue her professional interests in integrative medicine, women’s health and preventative medicine here in Casper. Personally, she enjoys drawing, hiking, yoga, spending time with loved ones, and pet sitting. Dr. Tu is eager to explore Casper and Wyoming!
Natalie Arndt, PharmD
Natalie is a 2018 graduate of Drake University. Her primary focus is the Health Care for the Homeless clinic in Casper, but she will also provide clinical pharmacy services at the Casper residency program. Natalie is interested in caring for underserved populations, and was actively involved in serving the homeless in Des Moines during pharmacy school. She is excited to join the Casper community!
Everett Woodward, PharmD
Everett graduated in May from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. He is excited to continue his postgraduate pharmacy training after completing his ambulatory care rotation here last year. He looks forward to calling Casper home for the next year.