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David Atkins, M.D., Board Certified in Family Medicine joined the Graham County Hospital Clinic on February 17, 2014. 

Dr. Atkins was born in Quinter Kansas but grew up in Morland Kansas and was one of the last classes to graduate from Morland High School.  He attended Kansas State University and received a Bachelors of Science in Life Sciences. He then worked in a warehouse managing workers compensation.  Dr. Atkins attended Medical School and The University of Kansas School of Medicine, completing his residency in Family Medicine at KU. Dr. Atkins is a Flight Surgeon for the Army National Guard and just returned from Kuwait where he served as a Flight Surgeon.  

Dr. Atkins is married to Christine Atkins who is also from Morland Kansas Dr. Atkins enjoys reading and spending time with his family.




Chris Glendenning, D.O.

Dr. Glendenning came to us from Enid, Oklahoma where he served as the Program Director for the INTEGRIS Northwest Family Medicine Residency Program.  He has 14 years of practice experience including emergency medicine, is Board Certified in Family Practice and is licensed in the State of Kansas.  Dr. Glendenning is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine or D.O.s

Osteopathic physicians diagnose illness and injury, prescribe and administer treatment, and advise patients about how to prevent and manage disease. Like their M.D. counterparts, they are fully licensed to diagnose, treat, prescribe medications, and perform surgery in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Today, more than 20 percent of all U.S. medical students are studying at a college of osteopathic medicine. The majority of D.O.s practice general or family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics with a special focus on providing care in rural and urban under-served areas.



Perry Desbien, APRN


Perry became a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011. With over twenty years of experience in the medical field he has worked as an EMT, Paramedic, and RN before becoming a Nurse Practitioner. He completed his undergraduate degree and graduate degree from Wichita State University. He is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

            Perry’s past experience includes a variety of practice settings with working at Goodland as an Emergency Room Nurse Practitioner, at Hays Medical Center as a Hospitalist, and in various local clinics and hospitals as temporary help when they have staffing difficulties.  He started at Graham County Hospital and Clinic in March of 2015.

Perry is a local product and has family in Damar Kansas. He lived in Damar for the last 5 years. Perry, his wife, and their four children moved to Hill City and love living in the community. Perry believes in treating his patients like they are a member of his family, using a holistic approach, and using high quality evidenced based care to guide treatment.

What is a Family Nurse Practitioner? A FNP is a Registered Nurse who undergoes additional training and receives a Masters or Doctorate graduate degree in science. Much like a family doctor, Family Nurse Practitioners work with patients throughout their lives, diagnosing illness, conducting exams, performing procedures, and prescribing medication. These Advanced Practice Registered Nurses can also serve as their patients’ sole health care provider.




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