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Specializing In:

Foot and Ankle
Joint Replacement
Orthopedic Trauma
Hand Surgery

Dr. Cheema joined the Hays Orthopedic Institute in 2011.  He has a vast experience in Orthopedic Surgery.  He has completed advanced Fellowship training in the following Orthopedic Subspecialties:

Adult Reconstruction/Joint Replacement at the Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Houston

Surgery of the Foot and Ankle at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and VA Medical Center, Little Rock

Surgery of the Hand at the Center for Surgery of the Upper Extremity, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and VA Medical Center, Little Rock

Orthopedic Trauma at the University of Louisville and Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Cheema earned his medical degree from Quaid-e-Azam medical College, Bahawalpur, Pakistan.  He did his Orthopedic Residency at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, the prestigious postgraduate institute of the country, located in Karachi.

Dr. Cheema and his family, including his wife and daughter, enjoy Hays.  Originating from the historical farmland of Punjab, they love being part of the great community of the Heartland.

Tim Davis holds a Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis in health psychology – behavioral medicine. He has a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in clinical social work and is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in the state of Kansas.  Dr. Davis is the Director of the Social Work Program and Coordinator of the Addictions Counseling Program at Fort Hays State University.  In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Davis continues to be involved in clinical practice at Hays Psychological Associates, a clinic of HaysMed. His work includes diagnostic assessment, individual and family psychotherapy, consultation with the medical staff, and the delivery of health and wellness-related programs.

Most patients understand that diabetes is a biological illness.  Perhaps many fewer realize that health care researchers have also documented the importance of psychological and social factors in the development and effective management of diabetes.  Health care systems have responded to this knowledge by integrating these components into health education and treatment. During the Diabetes Solutions program, Dr. Davis will present information to aid participants in understanding how these factors influence their health, as well as discuss ideas and techniques to support healthy coping patterns to manage diabetes.

Rebecca Green was born and raised in Hays, Kansas. After graduating from Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, she attended The University of Kansas where she received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Then attending Wichita State University where she received her Masters of Physician Assistant.

Rebecca worked in the Kansas City area in orthopedics for nearly 4 years before moving back to her roots in Hays, joining the Hays Orthopedic Institute in April 2011. She and her husband, Alex, reside in Hays with their two daughters. When not at work, she and her family love to camp whenever they get a chance.

Dr. Heather Harris was born and raised in Garden City, KS. She completed her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University. She attended osteopathic medical school in Des Moines, IA and completed her family practice residency in Botsford, MI. She relocated to Hays in 2003 with her husband to become closer to family, the K-State wildcats, and to begin working at Hays Family Medicine. Her free time is spent playing with her son, golfing, skiing and traveling to warm sandy beaches when time allows.

Dr. Harris’s special interests in her practice are female medicine at all ages including colposcopy, and child and adolescent medicine.

Mark Heimerman was born and raised in Hutchison, Kansas. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies graduating Magna Cum Laude from Wichita State University in 1993.

Mark has served as a physician assistant since 1993 providing care in the Kansas region:

  • 1995 – 2008: Joined Hays Orthopedic Clinic and served as a physician assistant in Orthopedic Surgery.
  • 2009 – 2013: Returned to Hays Orthopedic Clinic as a physician assistant to Dr Sharma in Orthopedic & Spine Surgery.
  • September 2014 to Present:   Reunited with HaysMed/Hays Orthopedic Clinic to serve as a physician assistant in Orthopedic & Spine Surgery.
  • 1993 – 1995: Upheld a position as a physician assistant in Orthopedic Surgery in Atchinson, Ks. Also while in Atchinson, he held a faculty position as a clinical site preceptor for Wichita State University
  • 2008 – 2009: Served in Topeka, Ks as physician assistant in Orthopedic Surgery.
  • 2013 – 2014: Performed as a physician assistant in Orthopedic Surgery in Manhattan, Ks.

He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. He is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Dr. Hornick is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

A highly personable and team-spirited OB-GYN physician with 9+ years of combined experience in women’s health and primary care. A strong patient advocate who has an attentive and caring bedside manner. An effective team player who works in harmony with medical staff, administration, patients, and family members to ensure the highest quality patient care is administered.

Societies: Member of the American Urological Association and South Central Section of the American Urological Association. Reviewer for the Journal of Urology (awarded Best Reviewer of 2013-2015).

Previous Appointment: Chief of Urology, Kansas City VA Medical Center and associate professor for the Urology Residency from KU Med.

Clinical Focus:

  • Cancer of the Genitourinary tract (prostate, kidney & bladder)
  • Minimally invasive surgery (Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery)
  • Female Urology (Organ Prolapse & Incontinence)
  • Voiding Dysfunction (Urinary Retention or Incontinence)

Specialty / Conditions Treated:

  • DaVinci Robotic Surgery
  • Urologic Oncology Surgery
    • To treat Prostate, Bladder & Kidney Cancer
    • Testicular
  • Voiding Dysfunction
    • Female Urology (Incontinence & Organ Prolapse)
    • Urinary Incontinence & Urinary Retention/Obstruction in Men
  • Laser Surgery (For Enlarged Prostate and Stone Disease)
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vasectomy

Previous Appointment: Urology Department – KU Medical Center Urology Department – VA Hospital Instructor: KU Medical Center Specializing In: Stone Disease – All Forms Male Implant Artificial Sphincter (For Incontinence) Penile Implants (For Erectile Dysfunction) Female Urology Incontinence and Interstim Organ Prolapse Urologic Oncology Surgery To treat Prostate, Bladder, Kidney & Testicular Cancer Pediatric Urology Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Anil Pandit completed fellowship in cardiology from Mayo Clinic, Arizona and Internal medicine residency from University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. He has several publications in national and international journals. Dr. Pandit enjoys listening to the patients and believes in shared decision making to formulate the best treatment plan for the individual patient.


After earning his medical degree in India he completed his residency in radiation therapy at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago. He is board certified in Radiation Oncology and has been in practice in Hays since 1983.

Dr. Prasad is married and has two daughters, two sons-in-law and one grandson.  His hobbies and special interests include travel, internet surfing and exercising.

Having been raised on a dairy farm, I have always been exposed to a wide array of issues and problems. We were taught that no problem was too tough to conquer if you just looked at it correctly. Family medicine is the logical extension of that early training. We find ways to deal with almost any medical, social, or behavioral problem. On the farm, we learned a work ethics of caring, compassion, comprehensive, and cost-effective living. Those are the 4-C’s that make family medicine unique among all the medical specialists.

Jared Reed, PA-C

Jared Reed was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho and graduated in biology with a chemistry minor. He completed his physician assistant training at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.

Jared joined Hays Orthopedic Institute in October 2012. He and his wife, Ashley, reside in Hays with their two sons and enjoy the small town feel and friendly people. When not at work, he enjoys the outdoors and is an avid fly fisherman. He and his family also like camping in the mountains and spending time with extended family.

Jared is currently a member of the Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants.

Dr. Sandoval grew up in Garden City, Kansas. After graduating she attended Fort Hays State University where she met her husband, Todd. After her graduation from Fort Hays State University they moved to Kansas City so she could enter Kansas University Medical School. Upon completion of Medical School she went to Research Family Practice. Dr. Sandoval’s special interests in her practice are geriatrics, women health, chronic diseases (COPD, CHF, Hypertension, Diabetes), minor office procedures and preventive health.

Dr Rashmi Thapa is a board certified cardiologist. Her interests include – general cardiology, noninvasive imaging, women’s heart health and cardiac rehab. She is also board certified in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation. She obtained her medical degree from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal followed by residency training in Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. She completed her Cardiovascular fellowship from University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

She is the author and co-author of various original and review articles, mainly focusing on primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic vascular disease. She has also presented abstracts in national and regional scientific meetings. Dr Thapa believes in taking care of all patients in the same way she would treat her own family members. She is committed to patient care through preventive as well as curative measures.

Specializing In:

Primary Care Sports Medicine
Family Medicine
Osteopathic Family Medicine

Dr. Wally Walstrom was born and raised in Marysville, KS. After graduating high school he ran track at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Kansas State University. He graduated with highest honors from Kansas State University, studying Kinesiology and Human Nutrition. He then obtained a master’s degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences where his focus was on body composition and performance in track and eld athletes, with an emphasis on eating disorders. He attended osteopathic medical school in Kansas City, MO and completed a dual allopathic/osteopathic residency in Wichita, KS at Via Christi. He then completed advanced fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine in Wichita, KS and covered all sports at Wichita State University, Newman University and professional hockey, indoor football, and baseball.

He relocated to Hays in 2016 where he is practicing family medicine, primary care sports medicine, and taking care of the athletes at Fort Hays State University.

In his free time he likes to pole vault, raft, kayak, camp, hike, climb, coach, travel, compete in triathlons, and go to sporting events. He has enjoyed covering sporting events and athletes from the College World Series, the Ironman World Championships, Olympians, professional athletes and many more.

Dr Walstrom’s special interests include nutrition, weight loss, sports medicine, concussion management, integrative medicine, overuse injuries, overtraining, eating disorders, osteopathic manipulative medicine, return to play guidelines for athletes, pre-participation physical exam, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, sports psychology, exercise prescription, injury prevention, and working with athletes of all ages, including weekend warriors, high school athletes, youth athletes, professional athletes and anyone in-between.

Special procedures that Dr. Walstrom is trained in: • Injections for OA including Viscosupplementation and steroid injections using ultrasound guidance (Landmark or ‘blind” injections are not guaranteed to go where you want them to go, but ultrasound guidance allows you to know exactly where you are injecting) • Dry needling • Percutaneous needle tenotomy • PRP/whole blood injections • Compartment pressure testing for acute and chronic compartment syndrome • Difficult injections

Specialty Board: American Board of Urology Societies: American Urological Association Kansas Medical Society

Hays Native Specializing In: Prostatic Ultrasound Evaluation Urologic Oncology Surgery To treat Prostate, Bladder, Kidney & Testicular Cancer Voiding Dysfunction Female Urology (Incontinence & Organ Prolapse) Urinary Incontinence & Urinary Retention/Obstruction in Men Laser Surgery (For Enlarged Prostate and Stone Disease) Vasectomy Pediatric Urology Stone Disease Penile Implant

Denise, Garrison, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, APRN received her Master’s in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification in 2010.  She is registered through the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  Denise has a strong background in women’s health and has completed the MammaCare Personal Learning System for MammaCare Method of Breast Examination.  Denis is a very competent, caring, high energy provider and will provider you exceptional individualized care for your breast care needs.

Diana Staley graduated high school from Beloit, KS.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Fort Hays State University in 2003.  She later returned to FHSU to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing in 2012.

Diana has worked at Hays Medical Center since 2001 and joined the Dreiling Schmidt Cancer Institute team in 2006, first as a nurse and later as a Nurse Practitioner.  Diana and her husband, Tony, reside in Hays with their two sons.  When not at work, she and her family enjoy supporting local youth sports, which their children are active in.

Diana Pfannenstiel is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, APRN who runs a clinic called Bladder and Bowel Rehab. It is a program for people with incontinence who want to get better without surgery, medicine or side effects. It is 80% effective. It works on pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation. No referral is necessary and it takes approximately 6 visits.

Medicare and Medicade and most insurance companies pay for it. It helps with stress incontinence, frequeny and urgency as well as fecal incontinence. You can call the office to get a brochure and/or make an appointment. Diana is very competent and caring and will provide you with one on one care. The therapy may be appropriate for you if you have a strong desire to take care of your problem and are willing to actively participate in your recovery.

Edmond received his Physician Assistant degree from Wichita State University, Magna Cum Laude, and his Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed and board certified by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.

Work Experience:

Family Nurse Practitioner– Rush County Medical Clinic and Hospital, La Crosse, KS, 08/2013 to 08/2016. Provide acute, chronic, and preventative care for families and individuals in the clinic, hospital, emergency department, long-term care environments.

Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner– Hays Med Center, Hays, KS 04/2011 to 08/2013. Provide acute care to adults on multiple units.

Family Nurse Practitioner- Family Health Clinic at Rice County District Hospital, Lyons, KS 08/2010 to 03/2011. Provide urgent and family care to uninsured and low-income individuals and families; provide emergency department coverage during business hours

Family Nurse Practitioner– Hess Clinic Hays, KS, 06/2008 to 08/2010. Manage wellness and illness conditions for clients of all ages; osteoporosis consultation; supervision of staff; and urgent care typically for workman’s comprehension patients

Graduate Assistant, Part-time instructor– Fort Hays State University Hays, KS, 01/2006 – 05/2008. General teaching assistant duties; Simulation Center preparation and management of skills lab scenarios for undergraduate students

Staff Registered Nurse – Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS, 12/1994 – 03/2008. Home base of Medical Nursing Services Unit working with of adults with cardiac, pulmonary, and renal dysfunctions, frequently complicated by diabetes and infections; relief Charge Nurse Inpatient Medical Oncology and Joint Care Center; frequent floating assignments to multiple units; member of the Wound Care team and coverage for the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse

Clinical Instructor– North Central Kansas Technical College, 12/2003 – 05/2006. Clinical position through collaboration with Hays Medical Center and North Central Kansas Technical College. Responsibilities included skills lab lectures and practice, and supervision of beginning practical nursing students on the Medical and Oncology nursing units at Hays Medical Center

Charge Nurse and Rehabilitation Department Coordinator – Rush County Nursing Home, LaCrosse, KS, 12/1991- 01/2000. Care of 60 clients and multiple staff; developed the Rehabilitation Department and refined the Restorative Department; member of the MDS team

Staff nurse – Mitchele County Hospital, Beloit, KS, 06/1991 – 09/1991. Night shift nursery nurse with labor/delivery and postpartum duties; float nurse to the Emergency Department, Inpatient Medical/Surgical Unit, and the Intensive Care Unit

Nurse Aide– Nuckolls County Hospital, Superior, NE, 01/1988 – 05/1991. Positions included Ward Clerk, Obstetrical Technician, and Nurse Aid

Lindsay has significant experience as a Certified Physician Assistant including a background in Family Practice practicing at Beloit Medical Center with additional skill in Emergency room care and assisting in general surgery. She also gained specialty Orthopedic experience practicing at Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists in Overland Park, KS. Other pertinent experience is in Outpatient and Inpatient Cardiology care through Mercy Regional Medical Center Manhattan, KS.

Brittney is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), whose passion is in Family Medicine and general practice. She began her career at a Family Medicine clinic in Holdrege, Nebraska. She has also worked as the solo Primary Care Provider at a rural satellite clinic, while also participating in Emergency Room coverage at a critical access hospital in Kansas. She has also had training in many specialties including orthopedic trauma, general surgery, pediatrics, and dermatology. Brittney has spent much of her working life in healthcare, as she also worked as a CNA and telemetry technician while obtaining her college degrees. Outside of healthcare, Brittney enjoys spending time with her family and working on the family farm.