Connor Bliss, PA


  • Bachelor’s in Biology
  • Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies

Connor Bliss, a Physician Assistant at Schrock Medical Clinic, completed his undergraduate degree at Wayne State College. He went on to earn his Master’s degree in the Physician Assistant program at Union College in Lincoln, NE. He was raised in the Holdrege, NE area and is blessed with a wife and one child. Hobbies include lifting and hanging out with his family.

Whitney Kuhlen, APRN


  • Bachelor’s in Nursing
  • Master’s in Nursing

Whitney Kuhlen, a Nurse Practitioner at Schrock Medical Clinic, completed her LPN at McCook Community College in 2010 and then went on to complete my RN in 2012 at Colby Community College. Whitney completed her undergraduate studies at Purdue Global University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing- with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care at Purdue Global University as well. Whitney grew up in Wallace, NE which is an extremely small town of about 350 people. She has lived in McCook Nebraska since 2007 and has two beautiful girls.

Dr. Nathaniel A. Gaunt

Doctor of Chiropractic

  • Bachelor’s in Biology
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic

Dr. Nathaniel A. Gaunt completed his undergraduate at Concordia University at Seward, NE, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Med. Dr. Gaunt went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, one of the leading chiropractic institutions in the nation. Dr. Gaunt is trained in a variety of techniques including Diversified, Pulstar, Thompson Drop, and Gonstead. With the use of these Chiropractic techniques and his extensive knowledge of Chiropractic, Dr. Gaunt specializes in diagnoses, prevention, and treatment of injuries occurring in the back and neck.

Dr. Creighton Hinze

Doctor of Chiropractic

  • Bachelor’s of Biology
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic

Dr. Creighton Hinze completed his undergraduate at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Dr. Hinze went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland University- Kansas City. He began working at Schrock Medical Center in 2016. Dr. Hinze is trained in a variety of techniques including Diversified and Gonstead. He is a native of Holdrege, Nebraska, and is married with three kids.

Dr. Samuel Schrock

Doctor of Chiropractic

  • Diplomate in Acupuncture
  • Bachelor’s in Biology
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic

Dr. Sam Schrock earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City and his Diplomate in Acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Schrock has been practicing these two forms of healing for over 24 years and specializes in helping people with hard problem issues to avoid the use of surgery. Through the use of Chiropractic and Acupuncture, he offers patients hands-on, effective treatments which can help to relieve back, neck, and extremity pain. Other pre-existing injuries and conditions that Dr. Schrock has the ability to help patients through Acupuncture are; headaches, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, back injuries, menopause, and quitting smoking.

Paul Skramstad, PT


  • Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy
  • Graston Myofascial Certification
  • TPI & Dry Needling Certifications

Paul is a graduate of Luther College in 1985 with degrees in biology, physical education and physics.
He attended university of Colorado physical therapy school and graduated in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy. He has practiced in Colorado, Washington, and now Nebraska. He moved to Kearney with his dog Cooper to be with his girl friend that he has known since the seventh grade.
Paul’s hobbies include riding motorcycles, working on cars, and driving his classic Mustang. He also enjoys hunting, and shooting sports.
Paul is trained in manual therapy techniques, and also has certifications in Graston myofascial techniques and trigger point dry needling.

Maggie Nelson, PTA, ATC

Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor’s in Athletic Training
  • Associates of Health Science in Physical Therapist Assistant

Maggie, a PTA at Schrock Medical Clinic, graduated in 2017 from UNL with athletic training degree, worked with Husker football, baseball, track, and woman’s basketball.
She continued her education in 2019 graduating with high distinction from Southeast Community College with an associated degree in physical therapist assistant. Maggie was raised in Holdrege, Nebraska. She shares 2 dogs with her boyfriend and likes spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include: hiking, baking, and working out.

Jason Howe, PA-C

Jason is our clinic director for the Lincoln location. He has over 8 years experience in caring for patients as a Physician Assistant. He resides in Lincoln and will oversee the clinic there.