Matthew Balls, DOmballs2@uwyo.edu
Matt 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 enjoys living in an area that allows him to enjoy both passions with his wife and daughters.
James Calamia, DOjcalamia@uwyo.edu
James 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
Katrina graduated from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Virginia. Dr. Culmer participated in medical outreach in Bolivia, which is where she grew up. She has enjoyed her move to Wyoming, and enjoys the challenges of the OB Track.
Jared Lambert, MDjlambe10@uwyo.edu
Born and raised in Arizona, Jared completed his undergrad degree at BYU and graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine. 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 young son. He enjoys hiking, skiing, long-distance running, reading and painting. Jared is learning a lot while on the Underserved/Global Area of Focus.
Damian Lara, MDdlara1@uwyo.edu
Born in rural Texas, Damian 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. Damian, his wife and their dog love hiking and experiencing Wyoming outdoor adventures.
David Pratt, DOdpratt4@uwyo.edu
In Utah, David 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. David enjoys being outdoors with his wife and daughters.
Timothy Tetzlaff, MDttetzlaf@uwyo.edu
Tim, from the great state of Oregon, 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 both emergency and wilderness medicine. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 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, Patty 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 pursuing her professional interests in integrative medicine, women’s health and preventative medicine here in Casper. Patty and her husband look forward to welcoming their first child soon. Personally, she enjoys drawing, hiking, yoga, spending time with loved ones, and pet sitting.