Jon A. Cutting, M.D.


Jon grew up in central California and graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School in 1967. The next five years were spent serving in the United States Army. Jon completed his residency program in Portland, Oregon and then moved to Coeur d’Alene where he has been ever since.


Jon and his wife Edie have 7 children and 5 grandchildren (so far). Family and friends occupy a lot of their time and attention….along with some golf. Their favorite charity is an orphanage in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe.


Jon enjoys the privilege of providing obstetrical and gynecological care to the communities of North Idaho. He very much appreciates the confidence extended to him by his patients.

Brett Penney, M.D.


After 8 years of post-graduate training for Obstetrics/Gynecology, Brett spent 5 years serving in the United States Air Force. In 2003, he and his family relocated to Idaho. Brett lives in Coeur d’Alene with his wife Lori and their 3 children. Brett and Lori enjoy the outdoors and are very busy with their children’s activities. Brett looks forward to a successful medical practice in this wonderful community.

Ken Helal, M.D.


Dr. Ken Helal graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1993. Following this, his residency in obstetrics and gynecology was completed in 1997 at Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Dr. Helal served as clinic chief of the Women’s Health Center at Offutt Air Force Base before entering private practice in 2001. He served as the obstetrics and gynecology department chairman at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana before relocating to Coeur d’Alene in December 2007.


Dr. Helal and his wife, Shelly, have two daughters, Samantha and Riley. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, gardening, and bird watching.


Larry Penney, M.D.


LL Penney MD joined our practice following 30 yrs of academic medicine practice and the last 12 year in private years confined principally to infertility and high risk obstetrics. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and also a diplomate of the Subspecialty Board of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He finished his subspecialty training at the University of Colorado. He is a member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons as well as the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists. He has considerable experience in microsurgery, operative laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy especially as they relate to issues of infertility. He had previously supervised a fully accredited in vitro fertilization program.

Carissa Sparrow Richardson, M.D.


Dr. Richardson grew up in Reno, Nevada and received her undergraduate education at the University of Nevada Reno. She then went on to complete medical school and OBGYN residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Her dedication to medical education and teaching has been recognized on numerous occasions, having been awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award as well as being inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


Dr. Richardson is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. She also holds certifications from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery program as well as certification in Robotic Surgery. She relocated to Coeur d’Alene in 2016 with her husband and daughter. Prior to that she performed general OBGYN at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN, and between 2014 and 2016 she held the position of Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. 

Stephanie Olscamp MSN, FNP, CNM


Stephanie is a graduate of Gonzaga University where she completed a Master of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2002. Stephanie continued her education graduating from The University of Washington where she became a Certified Nurse Midwife. She is on faculty in the Nursing Department at Gonzaga University where she is also pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing.


She is married to Adam Olscamp, a local Orthopedic Surgeon. Stephanie and Adam together have 4 children. Their family is very active in lacrosse, skiing, golfing, fishing, and many other outdoor pursuits.

Kate Forsman, N.P.


Kate was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Lewis-Clark State College and her Master of Science degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program from Idaho State University.  Kate, her husband, and her children enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling.



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