Meet Our Team
Behind every good doctor is an excellent staff—and also in front of every doctor, to the sides, and all around!
Our staff ensures that our Medford office runs smoothly and that all our patients’ needs are well attended to. Without them, our doctors simply would not be able to do the work our patients need.
We are grateful for our staff! Learn more about each of our members—and how they serve our patients—below.
Tracie Tanner has been working at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle as our office scheduler since 2013. She also helps our patients select the best and most stylish diabetic shoes for their comfort.
Coleen Merrill has been involved with bookkeeping and medical billing since 1992. She and Dr. Merrill have been married since 1984 and enjoy working together to provide optimal service on all fronts.
Surgery Scheduler/Referrals & Authorizations
Linda Konecny handles patient accounts. She began working with Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle in 2013 and has more than 30 years’ experience as a claims adjustor, customer service rep, and supervisor for insurance companies.
Traci Spires is one of the first people our new patients meet. She was born in Alaska and raised here in Medford, Oregon. She has three children and a Bachelor of Science in exercise and sports science from BYU.
Dawnmarie Lunnen began working the front desk of Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle in August of 2018. She and her family arrived in Medford from Pennsylvania in 2015, but she first met her husband, Kirk, at BYU many years ago.
Hope Harvin has worked at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle since September of 2016. She previously worked in the nursing field for nearly 4 years—and loved every bit of it.
Director of Patient and Community Relations
LaRee Brumble joined the Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle team in October of 2018. She built her entrepreneurial resume in various positions with small business for a few years before joining us.
Kris Tanner joined our team in August of 2016. She is a Certified Medical Assistant, having received her associate degree in medical assisting from BYU-Idaho and X-ray certification from the State of Oregon.
Laser Technician/Patient Coordinator
Rochelle Nees is fully trained in operation of our MLS Laser Therapy program, and also serves as our patient coordinator. She joined our office in October 2018 after Dr. Gerber treated her for serious complications in her foot.
Stephanie Jensen was raised on the east coast, receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. She moved to Oregon in 1995, and Medford specifically in 2016. She loves traveling to Europe.
Patricia Adams already had more than 20 years’ experience in orthotics and diabetic shoes before joining our office. She previously lived in the California Bay Area before moving to the Rogue Valley to be closer to family.
Foot and Ankle Nerve Care in Medford, OR
Nerve issues in the feet and ankles can be a source of concern, but our team at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle is prepared to help. We provide an array of services at our Medford podiatry office to help you find the relief you need from issues like neuromas.
Contact us today for more information by calling (541) 776-3338, or take advantage of our online form and request an appointment with us right now.