Jim Meyer Comprehensive Health Center

Phone: (903) 501-1747

Fax: (903) 234-2976

Address: 410 Fourth St, Longview, TX 75601

  • Anita Scribner, MD

    Anita Scribner spent her childhood in Wills Point, Texas, aside from one year in northern Italy as a foreign exchange student. She attended the University of Texas and received a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Public Health from University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston. Anita completed her Medical Degree at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and went to Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis for Internal Medicine residency, followed by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for her fellowship in Infectious Diseases.

    Anita joined Diagnostic Clinic of Longview in 1999 and has served continuously as an infectious diseases consultant at both Longview Regional Medical Center and Good Shepherd. She holds board certifications in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She has been a physician at Special Health Resources since 2002 and now serves as Chief Medical Officer.

    Anita married Ray Scribner in 1987 and they have seven children. Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, and bicycling. She has been a volunteer with Diakonia Compassionate Ministries in Kisumu, Kenya since 2005.

  • Margaret Dodson, WHNP

    Margaret was born and raised in Longview, Texas. She graduated from Longview High School.

    Margaret graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baylor University in 2000. She practiced as a RN for local hospitals and local home health agencies and went on to receive a Master’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Cincinnati in 2009.

    Margaret is specialized as a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing under Dr. Scribner for 11 years with Special Health Resources. In that time she has become a credentialed HIV Specialist, and is professionally trained in colposcopy, anoscopy, and transgender care.

    Margaret and her husband Jason have a 16-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and being with those she loves.

    Margaret has enjoyed watching Special Health Resources grow over the last decade and helping the citizens of East Texas with their medical needs.

  • Whitney Prater, PMHNP

    Whitney Prater received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Whitney is also recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She specializes in psychiatry across the lifespan.

    For nearly a decade, Whitney has worked throughout North and East Texas as a psychiatric nurse with experience in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, addiction, dementia, and crisis intervention. She also has an extensive history in forensic psychiatry. She believes in a wholistic and multifaceted approach to care, with an emphasis on treating the mind, body, and spirit for optimal health outcomes. 

    When out of the office, Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, Monk and Rose. She also enjoys going to rock concerts, visiting antique stores and coffee shops, and watching true crime documentaries.

  • Elizabeth Hernandez, Nutritionist

    Elizabeth grew up an Air Force brat and settled in East Texas during high school where she graduated from Hallsville High. She went on to attend Stephen F. Austin where she obtained both her undergrad and graduate degree in nutrition and dietetics.

    Elizabeth has been working as a Registered Dietitian for 6 years now and takes a “food as medicine” approach to health.

    Elizabeth is married and has 2 daughters. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping, hiking, tending to her backyard chickens, cycling, and helping her husband run their local bike shop.

  • Sarah Earnest, FNP

    Sarah received her bachelors of nursing degree from University of Texas at Tyler-Longview in 2010. She worked at Good Shepherd on a cardiac/neuro unit for 6 years while also completing her Family Nurse Practitioner license. She received her degree from Walden University and has now been practicing with Special Health Resources for a little over four years.

    Sarah's patient population includes primary care and infectious disease. She loves helping her patients acheive their health goals.

    Outside of work, Sarah enjoys her country life with her husband and children. She loves the outdoors and traveling when life allows it.

  • Darla Hess, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

    Darla obtained her Associate's degree in Nursing from Kilgore College and received her Master of Science in Nursing from West Coast University- Dallas in 2018. After graduating she found her way into behavioral health and there discovered her passion. She completed her post-masters psychiatric-mental health NP certification (PMHNP) from South Alabama-Mobile in 2021. She has worked in both hospitals and rehab nursing homes.

    When not working with patients, Darla enjoys spending time with her family and riding trails with ATVs.

  • Christy Copeland, LPC

    Christy Copeland is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Christy is passionate about the mental health field and has years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and ADHD. She is excited about providing behavioral/mental health services to the people within the community. Christy enjoys spending time with her husband, Terrell of 22 years, traveling, reading, and being physically active.

    "The cares of life can be overwhelming, and it’s important to have a safe place in your time of need. It is my sincere desire to be that safe place for you to process and work towards healing."

  • Lisa Van Diemen, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

    Lisa Van Diemen was born and raised in the West Texas town of Big Spring. She later moved to Central Texas, and with two children, attended and graduated from McLennan Community College with a degree as a physical therapist assistant.

    She has been a licensed physical therapist assistant (LPTA) for 30 years, providing physical therapy in multiple settings. While a LPTA, she returned to college to obtain her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler and worked as a critical care (ICU) nurse in the Longview and Tyler area for 11 years before returning to UT Tyler to obtain her Master Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. As an American Academy of Nurse Practitioner board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, she has extensive experience in primary care, long-term care and geriatric inpatient psych. After providing medical care at a geriatric-psych facility for 10 years, she attended Regis College to obtain a post-Master Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is now board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    Lisa is married to Rick Van Diemen, who is originally from Canada and an avid motocross racer. Between them they have three grown children. Lisa enjoys working and helping people. In her free time, she enjoys crafts and watching her flowers grow in her garden.

    Along with Special Health Resources Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anita Scribner, Lisa has been a volunteer with Diakonia Compassionate Ministries in Kisumu, Kenya, making her first trip in 2016 and several subsequent trips. On two of their trips, Lisa has taken her son along who has made and produced videos of their experiences there to help educate those at home of the conditions and needs of the Kenyan people. These can be found on YouTube listed as Curatio Mundi. Lisa’s husband also has experience with missions working with Mercy Ships for four years and traveling to countries such as Africa, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

  • Jonathan Ury, DDS

    Dr. Jonathan Ury obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in 2018, graduating in the top 25 of his class. He then pursued an Advanced Education in General Dentistry.

    Dr. Ury uses all his experience to give his patients the best care possible. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, music, exercise, spending time with his family, and is a foodie at heart.