L. George Hershey, DO

Medical Director

George Hershey, DO, received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is certified as a sports medicine physician. He specializes in family practice as well as sports medicine, and is motivated by his desire to serve the community. Dr. Hershey prides himself on his bedside manner that he believes resembles the original “country doctor” that would provide necessary house calls and make themselves available to their patients whenever needed.

Dr. Hershey is motivated by the desire to care for his patients, aiding them in achieving long-lasting wellness and allowing them to live their lives to the fullest.

Dr. Hershey loves camping, hunting, and spending as much time as he is able with his lovely wife and their pets. Dr. Hershey has served as the Northern Arizona University athletics team physician for the last 48 years. In this time, he has worked with both student and Olympic athletes to ensure their health, wellbeing, and peak performance.

Donna J Peace, MD, MSW

Family Physician

Donna J Peace, MD, MSW, is board certified in Family Medicine and finds joy in the intersection of family medicine and social work.  She specializes in the medical care of newborns through elders, including, well and sick childcare, care of adolescents, physicals, and care for medical concerns through adulthood and elders; this includes female care, office procedures such as joint injections, skin growth removal and treatment, IUD, Nexplanon, and other forms of contraception if desired, and end of life care.

Dr. Peace is fascinated by science and how the body and mind work, and truly enjoys helping others learn about their own body and what they can do to restore their health and stay healthy. She believes anyone can learn about and understand medicine and healing, if the time is taken to explain in understandable words. She also believes medical care does not need to be scary, and that medical visits are less scary when patients know what is going on, and why. Donna lives in a multiracial family, has worked among peoples and places different from her own ethnic, culture, and religious background, and has learned to appreciate all peoples’ sameness and diversity as human beings.

Dr. Peace is mom to four amazing kids, a member of the Baha’i faith, and speaks Spanish.

Melissa Carone

Family Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Carone, FNP-C, was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, and completed her undergraduate at Arizona State University (ASU). Melissa later graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master’s in Nursing, before returning to Arizona to serve the rural populations. Melissa worked closely with an internal medicine MD for 2 years before transitioning to a family practice, for an additional 2 years.

Melissa has lived in Flagstaff for over 3 years. Over the last year, she started her own practice, but she has now transitioned her practice to NACA. Melissa is excited to join NACA due to their patient-centric focus and policies, and for the opportunity to serve the Northern Arizona Native American population. Melissa has a special interest in chronic disease management, including diabetes, but she loves to see patients of all ages and backgrounds.

In her free time Melissa likes to play guitar, and explore our beautiful city.