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 Physical Science Degree
  • 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. Paul has been serving patient’s since 1989.

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. Maggie has been working under her ATC since 2017, and under her PTA license since 2019. 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.

Kimberly Heinz, APRN, FNP-C, ATC

Nurse Practitioner, Athletic Trainer

  • Masters in Nursing
  • BS in Nursing
  • BS in Athletic Training

Kimberly Heinz, a Nurse Practitioner at Schrock Medical Clinic, completed her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training at the University of Nebraska Kearney in 2015 before also receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2017 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. While working as a registered nurse for 5 years in York, Nebraska, she completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing with a specialization in Family Practice. Kim grew up in Alma, Nebraska, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Stacy Dahlgren, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Management
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Associate’s Degree

Stacy enjoys working with and learning from her patients! She enjoys helping patients with getting the most out of their treatment to improve their ability to do the things they love. She also loves seeing them overcome the hard parts of getting stronger and healthier and that warms her heart!

Stacy has been married to a wonderful and very supportive husband for 12 years and has 2 beautiful children!

Stacy loves to spend time with her family & friends, exercising, traveling, trying new recipes, gardening, & catching up on her favorite podcasts!

Stacy graduated from Meridian High School, completed a bachelor’s of science degree in management at UNK, and went on to Colby community college to receive her Physical Therapist Assistant associate’s degree. She has been a PTA for 13 years and has several years of experience working with the older adult population in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, along with working with a variety of individuals in a clinical setting, & teaching exercise classes.