Medical Team

Matt Bauer, PA-CMatt Bauer, PA-C

Matthew (Matt) Bauer, Physician Assistant, is a recent graduate of the renowned Idaho State University PA Program. He is passionate about providing the full spectrum of primary care services to the amazing Libby community. He has lived in the beautiful inland Pacific Northwest his entire life. He pursued his undergraduate studies at North Idaho College and University of Idaho. He is proud of his background building homes, performing biomedical research, working in critical access hospitals, and volunteering on ski patrol, a rural ambulance service, and community recreational groups. He enjoys hiking, wakeboarding, playing soccer, and many other outdoor activities, but even more so the time spent with his beautiful wife and young daughter.

Joe Chopyak, PA-CJoseph Chopyak, PA-C

Joseph (Joe) Chopyak, PA-C was born and raised in Denver. Graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1993 with a degree in Journalism. Moved to Libby and worked at The Western News as a reporter for 3 years. His interest in medicine began as an EMT with Libby Volunteer Ambulance. Joe attended Rocky Mountain College and earned a bachelor degree in physician assistant studies in 2003. After working in cardiology for 2 years at Butte, he came to NWCHC in 2005. Joe completed my masters in physician assistant studies at University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015. He is married to Wendy, a third grade teacher at Libby Elementary. He enjoys fishing, hunting, gardening, and long-lazy floats on the Kootenai with family and friends

Jana Hall, MDJana Hall, MD

Jana M. Hall, MD grew up in Western Washington.  She was first introduced to Libby in 1999 when she spent 6 months here as a WRITE medical student.  She then graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine in 2000 and graduated from Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise in 2003.  She started working at Northwest Community Health Center in 2003, right after graduation from residency.  She practices full scope family medicine – seeing newborns to the elderly and all in-between.  She also cares for pregnant women, does deliveries at the hospital, and provides a lot of procedures for the community at the clinic – vasectomy, colposcopy, LEEP, IUD insertion and removal, Nexplanon insertion and removals, to name a few.  She enjoys living in Libby because of the beauty of the region and her love of outdoors.  She enjoys camping, hiking, quilting, downhill skiing, playing tennis and volleyball, being mother to her 2 boys, and wife to her husband.

Steven Cohen, MDSteven Cohen, MD

Samantha Pyle, MDSamantha Pyle, MD

Dr. Samantha Pyle is the most recent addition to the health center team, and started caring for patients on October 7, 2015. Dr. Pyle graduated from the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine in 2008, and went on to complete her training at Martin Army Community Hospital Family Medicine Residency in 2011. Dr. Pyle is a Board Certified Family Physician and will be providing full scope primary care and preventative medicine for NWCHC. She is originally from Cutbank, MT; so there is no doubt that she is prepared for the Montana lifestyle.

Chad Rebo, PA-CChad Rebo, PA-C

Chad Rebo, PA-C is a Certified Physician Assistant who earned his Masters of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah in 2013. Before joining NWCHC, Chad was working in a very busy Family Medicine and Urgent Care facility in Utah. Chad is a Libby native, and returned to his hometown to provide primary care for NWCHC in September of 2015.

LLaurie Stone, NPLaurie Stone, NP

Laurie Stone, FNP is a Family Nurse Practitioner that joined the organization in June shorty after renovations were being completed. Laurie moved to Libby from Virginia where she had been practicing since 2009. She brings with her a variety of experience, including previous work with a community health center. Libby’s beautiful surroundings and small community charm is what attracted her to the area.