Providers at the Family Health Clinic
The ARUP Family Health Clinic is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. In addition, we can refer you to the many specialists within the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and throughout the community if your health care needs are outside of our scope of practice.
Kathryn Gibson, MD
Board-Certified Family Physician
Dr. Kathryn Gibson is a board-certified family medicine physician who joined the ARUP Family Clinic in 2012 after working at the University of Utah Community Clinics. She received her undergraduate degree from Rice University and her master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed medical school and residency training at the University of Utah. Kathryn is skilled in managing all aspects of primary care, including preventive care, chronic disease management, and women’s health.
Roland Ruegner, PA-C
Roland Ruegner completed some of his college education at the University of Utah before being accepted to the Physician Assistant Program at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He graduated in 1984 with a BS and physician assistant certificate. Since that time, Roland has practiced in urgent care, family practice, emergency and occupational medicine, pediatrics, and rural medicine. His medical interests focus on family, urgent, and emergency medicine.
Monica Bachtell, FNP
Monica Bachtell joined the ARUP Family Clinic in July 2010. Prior to that, she practiced as a family nurse practitioner and worked with many different patient populations, including women’s health and pediatrics. Monica is especially fond of the pediatric population and has worked as a pediatric RN at Primary Children’s Medical Center since 1998. She completed her NP degree in 2006 and has worked as a nurse practitioner in family practice since 2007.
Jennifer Heiner, PA-C
Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Jennifer Heiner worked for five years as a radiology and CT technologist at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute. In 2009, Jennifer graduated from the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program, with a specialty in family practice, and especially enjoys working in women’s healthcare. Before joining the ARUP Family Health Clinic, she worked as a PA in occupational medicine and urgent care. Jennifer is the recipient of the Dr. C. Hilmon Castle award and scholarship for clinical excellence.
Darrin Cottle, PA-C, RD
Darrin Cottle joined the ARUP Family Health Clinic in February 2014. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, he was a registered dietitian for seven years, working both clinically and in the community. Darrin received his bachelor’s degree in health promotion and education, as well as a master’s degree in nutrition, from the University of Utah. His medical interests include primary care, pediatrics, urgent care, chronic disease management, and medical nutrition therapy.
Holly Gurgle, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Dr. Holly Gurgle is a board-certified ambulatory care clinical pharmacist, certified diabetes educator, and assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She received a BS in biochemistry from the University of Virginia and a doctor of pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed two years of residency training focused on primary care practice at the University of Washington. Holly works with the ARUP Family Health Clinic providers and patients to optimize medication use, particularly related to chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and many others.
Alisyn Hansen, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Dr. Alisyn Hansen is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and certified diabetes educator. Originally from Nebraska, Alisyn graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy with her doctor of pharmacy degree. She has completed two residencies at the University of Utah, specializing in family medicine and ambulatory care. Her professional interests include diabetes, medication management, and geriatrics. Alisyn’s position at the ARUP Family Health Clinic partners with the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, where she is an assistant professor of pharmacotherapy.
Melissa Villnave, BSN, RN
RN Clinical Supervisor
Melissa Villnave graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in history and taught health education at a local clinic. Inspired by her clinic position, she changed her career path and earned a BS in nursing from the University of Utah. Melissa worked in the Immunology Core Laboratory at ARUP during her schooling and, upon graduation, transferred to a registered nurse position with ARUP Blood Services. Melissa joined the ARUP Family Health Clinic in the role of RN clinical supervisor to optimize patient outcomes and coordinate costeffective care.
Katie Ohman, BSN, RN
Katie Ohman received a BS in nursing from the University of Utah. While pursuing her education, she worked in ARUP Blood Services, where she was promoted to an RN position upon graduation. Katie joined the clinic in 2014 as a triage nurse; she helps coordinate patient care and improve patient access to the clinic.
Andie Huso BSN, RN
Clinical Care Coordinator
Andie Huso holds a BS in nursing with a holistic focus from Ameritech College. She earned her forensic nursing certificate through Kaplan University and has worked locally with the Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners team. Her nursing experience includes maternity, labor and delivery, NICU, and telephone triage.
Scott Hanson, PA-C
Scott Hanson joined the ARUP Family Health Clinic in August 2016. Prior to joining ARUP, he worked as a firefighter/paramedic for the United Fire Authority, as well as a PA at a community clinic in rural New Mexico and a family practice clinic in Salt Lake City, where he specialized in primary care, urgent care, emergency medicine, pediatrics, men and women’s health, and mental health. Mr. Hanson received a master of science physician assistant (MSPA) from the University of New England in Portland, Maine.