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Family Nurse Practitioner

Ryan Carlson

Family Nurse Practitioner, Ryan Carlson, joined the Mountain Valleys Health Centers staff in September 2020 and is seeing patients  at the Butte Valley Health Center in Dorris, CA. Ryan attended Grand Valley State University in West Michigan graduating in 2010 as a Registered Nurse. In 2016, he graduated from Walden University (Minneapolis, Minnesota) with a Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He has been working in the medical field for over 15 years, having started his first job as a medical assistant while in high school.

Ryan has a strong medical background with nursing experience in emergency medicine, ICU, and cardiology. He also has Nurse Practitioner experience in family medicine having worked at Metro Health University of Michigan as well as a rural health center in Molokai, Hawaii. The medical achievement he is most proud of is winning the Daisy award which is given to medical professionals who go above and beyond and show extraordinary compassion.

Ryan is married to his wife, Michaela, and they are expecting their first child in July 2021. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His favorite hobbies include water sports, swimming, hiking, mountain biking and traveling.

He values connecting with people and developing genuine relationships through his work. He aims to bring holistic healthcare to others using his healthcare knowledge and plans to continue to grow his knowledge and passion for medicine while working for MVHC.


To schedule an appointment with Ryan Carlson, call our Butte Valley Health Center at (530) 999-9070