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Northern Inyo Associates Internal Medicine

Primary Care for Adults

At the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Internal Medicine & Geriatric Clinic, our goal is to provide outstanding care to adult patients. Internists are primary care providers who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of adult health conditions, while Geriatricians have completed additional specialized training in caring for our elderly patients who are more than 60 years of age. Your Internal Medicine & Geriatric provider will be your first call for most health problems and can provide you with referrals to specialty care services when needed.

Some of what we offer our patients:

  • Medication management and care coordination with specialists
  • Preventative care including vaccination and cancer screening
  • Evaluation and treatment of memory loss and other geriatric conditions (also available on a consultation basis)
  • Pre-operative evaluation and management for scheduled surgeries
  • Nursing appointments for blood pressure checks, wound care, and medication checks
  • Same or next day visits for acute problems
  • 24-hour on-call physician coverage
  • Nursing home care at Bishop Care Center
  • Annual Wellness Exams
  • Management of chronic medical conditions

Three experienced providers lead the Internal Medicine and Geriatric clinic. Our Internists and Geriatricians take a team-oriented approach to care and work collaboratively to provide optimal care.

Important appointment reminders:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment
  • Don't forget to bring your insurance card
  • Also bring your medication list or bottles
  • Your co-pay is due at the time of your visit

Meet Our Physicians

Nickoline Hathaway, MD

Dr. Hathaway has been practicing Internal Medicine in Bishop for more than 30 years. She started in private practice and then transitioned to Northern Inyo Healthcare District in January 2017. She graduated from USC Medical School and trained at LAC-USC Medical Center. She has been, and remains dedicated to the local community.

Anne Wakamiya, MD

Dr. Wakamiya is a California native who began coming to the Eastern Sierra to hike as a young adult. She completed medical school at UCSF, Internal Medicine residency at UC Davis, and then completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UCLA. She moved with her family to Bishop, where she now practices both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She is passionate about caring for older adults and promoting healthy aging. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her young daughter, and she loves to hike, climb, and cook with her husband.

Alissa Dell, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Originally from the Teton Valley area of Idaho, Alissa Dell graduated from Nursing School from Ricks College in 1997. She worked in various area hospitals in Utah and Colorado until returning to school for an MS in nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of Colorado in 2008. She had worked in cardiovascular care, stroke, and neurosciences focusing on quality and education before moving to Bishop with her husband (who is originally from Lone Pine) to raise their three children in the Owens Valley. Alissa is passionate about prevention and education and enjoys working with the seniors in our community.