Medical Staff

The physicians at LifeCare Medical Center provide invaluable service. Our physicians offer knowledge and experience beyond the scope of most small town family doctors. This special group of providers are diverse in their medical skill sets as well as in their hobbies and interests that take them far beyond the familiar white coat. What they share, however, is an appreciation for Roseau County’s quality of life, strong sense of family and community, and the steady growth of the hospital, and healthcare system.

LifeCare Physicians are credentialed to provide care at LifeCare Medical Center, however they are employed by Altru Health System.

  • Jessica Simmons, MD
      Jessica Simmons, MD

      Specialty
      Family Practice, Obstetrics

      Medical School
      University of Minnesota (Duluth and Twin Cities Campus)

      Residency
      Family Practice Center, Duluth, MN

      Joined Medical Staff
      November 2015

    • Ronald Brummer, MD
        Ronald Brummer, MD

        Specialty
        Family Practice, Obstetrics/C-sections, Endoscopy

        Medical School
        University of Minnesota

        Residency
        Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN

        Joined Medical Staff
        July 1983

      • Deb Erickson, MD
          Deb Erickson, MD

          Specialty
          Family Practice, Obstetrics

          Medical School
          University of Minnesota (Duluth and Twin Cities Campus)

          Residency
          Family Practice Center, Duluth, MN

          Joined Medical Staff
          August 1987

        • Luis Jain, MD
            Luis Jain, MD

            Specialty
            General Surgery, Endoscopy, Family Practice, Obstetrics/C-sections

            Medical School
            University of Santo Thomas, Philippines

            Residency
            University of North Dakota, Family Practice, Grand Forks, ND

            Joined Medical Staff
            July 1991

          • Bryon Vandewege, MD
              Bryon Vandewege, MD

              Specialty
              Family Practice, Obstetrics/C-sections

              Medical School
              University of Michigan (Ann Arbor Campus)

              Residency
              Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, MI

              Joined Medical Staff
              July 1991

            • Robert Anderson, MD
                Robert Anderson, MD

                Specialty
                Family Practice, Obstetrics

                Medical School
                University of Michigan (Ann Arbor Campus)

                Residency
                University of North Dakota, Family Practice Center, Bismarck, ND

                Joined Medical Staff
                July 1996

              • Tony DeFelice, MD
                  Tony DeFelice, MD

                  Specialty
                  Family Practice

                  Medical School
                  UTESA – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

                  Residency
                  Deaconess Hospital – Evansville, IN

                  Joined Medical Staff
                  August 2011

                • Lavanya Bhoopathy, MD
                    Lavanya Bhoopathy, MD

                    Specialty
                    Family Practice, Obstetrics

                    Medical School
                    Kakatiya Medical Group, India

                    Residency
                    St Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, Ohio

                    Joined Medical Staff
                    September 2012

                  • Shivali Devgon, MD
                      Shivali Devgon, MD

                      Specialty
                      Internal Medicine

                      Medical School
                      Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles

                      Residency
                      University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

                      Joined Medical Staff
                      July 2013