Core Team

Tim Ryschon was born and raised in rural northern Nebraska, completed medical school in Omaha, residency in Utah, a basic science fellowship in Bethesda, Maryland, and a 9 year stint as medical director at the Rosebud Indian Health Service in rural South Dakota. He is a board certified pediatrician working clinically as an independent contractor for hospitals and clinics throughout 7 States, in the areas of pediatric ER, pediatric urgent care, and infant special care. Since his areas of clinical practice are largely focused acute illness in children, Dr. Ryschon leverages his insights into disease management and primary care across the age spectrum through telemedicine innovations including, on-line management of hypertension, asthma, gout, and other conditions amenable to virtual encounters. He lives in Loveland Colorado, sails his 41 foot sloop out of Marina del Rey on a regular schedule, and is an active runner and mountain adventurer. He has 2 daughters and 1 cat. His personal mission is to establish durable, virtual methods of providing patients greater access to medical care at prices that are fair, based on local economies.
Bud Pettigrew was born and raised in Valentine Nebraska. He graduated from High School in 1979. He was a 3 sport letter winner his Senior year. (Football,Wrestling,Track). In 1983 he graduated from Hastings College with a History, Political Science, Social Science Education degree. After serving in the United States Marine Corps he was a graduate student at Wayne State college. There he helped coach track. He met his wife Angela and they were married in November of 1989. They have two sons Arthur age 19 who is a freshman at Hastings College. And Evan who is a freshman at Valentine High School. Pettigrew was a teacher and coach until 2009. He was Nebraskas History Day teacher of the year in 1998. He coached many playoff teams in football and 4 All Star games. He helped coach a State Championship Girls team in 2005.
In 2006 he moved back to Valentine. He got involved in the Nebraska Democratic Party. He became a member of the Parties Executive Council first has Historian than has Chair of Chairs. He has served in that capacity for 4 elected terms. He worked for Senator Bob Kerrey in his 2012 Senate race. He still serves has an advisor to the Senator. He considers the Senator a good friend and mentor. He also worked for Dave Domina in his 2014 Senate race. In 2009 he won the Bob Kerrey volunteer award for the Nebraska Democratic party. In 2012 he won the Morrison-Exon Volunteer award for the Nebraska Democratic Party. Pettigrew enjoys doing things with his family. Including traveling and Husker football. He still try s to stay in shape but says its harder now. His great joys are reading and working in his garden.