Skip to main content

Learn about COVID-19 testing and treatment. Or how to get vaccinated.

Two Lake Regional Specialty Clinics Welcome New Providers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce its neurology and orthopedics clinics have new providers. Lake Regional Neurology welcomes Angela Husong, FNP-C, and Lake Regional Orthopedics welcomes Valerie Donnelson, PA-C.

"We are pleased to have Nurse Practitioner Angela Husong and Physician Assistant Valerie Donnelson join our team of providers," said Michael Burcham, vice president of Lake Regional Physician Practices. "Lake Regional is deeply committed to providing lake-area residents with convenient access to specialty care, and adding these new providers will make it easier for our patients to receive specialty care close to home."

Angela Husong, FNP-C, is a new provider at Lake Regional Neurology. Angela Husong, FNP-C, is a new provider at Lake Regional Neurology.

At Lake Regional Neurology, Husong joins Neurologists Philip Kurle, M.D., and Sudhir Batchu, M.D., as well as Stacy Young, FNP-C. Husong has 12 years of experience as a registered nurse, with 10 of those years focused on neurology. Most recently she served on the neuro-ortho floor of CoxHealth in Springfield. She earned her family nurse practitioner degree in December 2016.

"I always planned to become a nurse practitioner, but I wanted to start my family first," said Husong, who is married with three children. "Education is important in my family, and I wanted to continue my training so I could do more to help patients."

Husong is originally from Clinton, Mo., and her husband, Raegan, is from the lake area. In their free time, they enjoy fishing, camping and watching movies.

2)	Valerie Donnelson, PA-C, is a new provider at Lake Regional Orthopedics. 2) Valerie Donnelson, PA-C, is a new provider at Lake Regional Orthopedics.

At Lake Regional Orthopedics, Donnelson joins Orthopedic Surgeons Scott Hofer, D.O.; Jeff Jones, D.O.; and Rick Walker, D.O. Donnelson has 22 years of health care experience.

"I entered the medical field while serving in the Army," she said. "I was a surgical tech and decided to become a physician assistant because of the challenge and the greater opportunities to care for patients."

Donnelson's most recent posts include serving in the emergency room at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia and serving in Tipton and Jefferson City with Corizon Health, which provides health care to correctional facilities.

Originally from West Virginia, Donnelson has two children and in her free time enjoys boating, biking, hiking, swimming and fishing.

To schedule an appointment at Lake Regional Neurology, call 573.302.3999. To schedule an appointment at Lake Regional Orthopedics, call 573.302.3990. To view bios of Lake Regional providers, including Husong and Donnelson, visit

The medical staff at Lake Regional Health System includes more than 100 physicians and nurse practitioners who offer primary and specialty care for lake-area residents and visitors. For more information or to download a provider directory, visit