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Molly Artime, FNP-BC, grew up in Belleville, IL and attended Althoff Catholic High School. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelors degree in 2010 and received her masters degree from Maryville University in 2016. Molly has 10 years of experience working mainly in the cardiac field with both adults and children. She started her career as a nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, working with nurse practitioner, Meghan Pagel. She then worked at Children's Hospital in St. Louis for several years before taking a position in the pediatrics field in San Diego, CA. She has always called the Midwest home and is glad to be in Columbia with the Boone Hospitalist team.
In her free time, Molly enjoys outdoor activities including running, biking, hiking, swimming, snowboarding and golf. She has run several half-marathons throughout the US and participated in triathlons. Molly is very close to her family and goes on family trips each year. She is a large Notre Dame and Mizzou fan and enjoys attending Blues and Cardinals games in St Louis. 

Rebekah Bail, FNP-C, grew up in Boonville, Mo., before moving to Columbia to pursue her nursing career. She attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg for her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, then worked in Boone Hospital Center’s ICU until she completed her master’s degree and received her certification as a family nurse practitioner.

Outside of work, Rebekah enjoys reading novels and spending time outdoors. She still spends a lot of time on her family’s farm and likes to play with their Great Pyrenees puppies and barn cats.

Shambhu Bhagat, MD is a board-certified physician who was born and raised in Nepal, where he also received his medical degree. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, then moved to Columbia to join the hospitalist team at Boone. Dr. Bhagat enjoys getting to know his patients and their families. 

Dr. Bhagat and his wife have one daughter, Sanaya. He loves spending time with his family, playing tennis and traveling to new places.


Jessica Fleagle, DO was born and raised in Ohio. She received a bachelor's of biology at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, then graduated in 2007 from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fleagle began her career in an emergency medicine residency in Columbus, Ohio. She transitioned to internal medicine after she realized her desire to work in a specialty with longterm relationships and problem-solving. She joined her husband at the University of Missouri to complete her internal medicine residency. After graduating, she transitioned to academic medicine as a hospitalist and associate program director for the University of Missouri Internal Medicine Residency.
Dr. Fleagle’s clinical interests include quality improvement, curricular development, policy development, society work and mentoring relationships. In 2017, she joined Boone Hospital Center as a hospitalist. In addition to Internal Medicine, she is board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine through the American/International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and integrates the pillars of lifestyle medicine into her care for patients. She participates in the Society of Hospital Medicine, Plantrician Project, and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.


Trey James, MD, grew up in New Cambria, Missouri, a small town in between Macon and Brookfield.  He attended Medical School at the University of Missouri and went to Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.  Following residency he worked as a Hospitalist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center then returned to Columbia in 2012 and has practiced as a Hospitalist at Boone Hospital since then.  He is currently the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program.

Dr. James is married, with a step-son, and two boxer dogs.  He and his wife enjoy traveling to beautiful places like Colorado (and New Cambria!) and attending sports games at Mizzou.  He also likes to play Madden football on his phone if he doesn’t have anything else to do (or maybe he does have other things to do and it’s just fun).

Huy Le, MD, grew up in Gardena in southern California. He attended the California Academy of Math and Science in Carson. Planning to go into engineering, he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering at UCLA before he changed his mind and made the switch to medicine. After completing medical school at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH, Dr. Le moved to Columbia for an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Missouri, where he met Dr. Welschmeyer. 

Dr. Le’s significant other is currently finishing up her residency in Psychiatry. Together they have a cat, Maisel, who loves getting attention. Outside of work he has many interests including cooking, baking, video games, anime, and watching Netflix. Every year, Dr. Le tries to pick up a new hobby, including homebrewing, confectionery and chocolate making, and fishing. His current personal best is a 6.3 lb channel catfish!

Ashley Makowski, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, was born and raised in St. Louis.  She attended the University of Missouri for her undergraduate and graduate studies and began her career at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis before moving back to Columbia to join the Boone team as a staff nurse on the Cardiology and Step Down Units.  After receiving her degree as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as an urgent care NP and has now come back to her Boone team as part of the hospitalist group. 
Ashley has a passion for advising collegiate women and is a volunteer member of the Chapter Advisory Board for the MU chapter of Kappa Delta.  She lives with her husband, Matt, and their two dogs.  In their free time, she and Matt enjoy cheering on the St. Louis Blues, Cardinals, and the Tigers.  They like to spend time outdoors hiking, biking, and making an annual ski trip to Colorado. 

Felix Nau, MD, PhD, was born and raised in St. Louis, MO before moving to Washington to attend The Evergreen State College where he obtained a Bachelors of Science in Organic Chemistry and Molecular Biology. He spent two years at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center mapping molecular networks of aging and development, followed by medical school in New Orleans in a dual MD/PhD program. After graduation, Dr. Nau completed an Internal Medicine residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, with a focus in advancing techniques in bedside point of care ultrasound.
He now lives on a small farm homestead in Marthasville with his loving family of three – wife Amy, 3 year-old daughter Luna-Rae, and Aiko, their Australian Shepherd. When he isn’t at work, Dr. Nau likes outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, and camping, along with chess and amateur astronomy. He’s a big sports fan, bleeding Cardinal Red into October (Geaux Cards!) then blue through the winter (Go Blues!).

Meghan Pagel, FNP-C, grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated with her BSN from Murray State University. She spent most of her career at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis before joining the ICU team at Boone. She obtained her master’s degree from Maryville University and transitioned from staff nurse to nurse practitioner with the hospitalist team.

She is married to Jon, who is a firefighter, and they have a German Shepherd named Zeus. They enjoy rooting for the Cardinals and Blues. When she’s not working, Meghan enjoys weightlifting and runs her ownactivewear boutique.

Vidhi Patel, DO grew up in Piscataway, New Jersey and moved to South Carolina to attend The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She and her fiancé moved to Columbia in 2019 and will get married in 2020.  Dr. Patel enjoys cooking, shopping, hiking and running in her spare time.


Rice Petrie, MD, hails from Kansas City, Mo. (Go Royals!).  For medical school, he attended St. George’s University, followed by residency at the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine. Dr. Petrie loves to be up at night, which is why he’s one of Boone Hospital’s nocturnists.  

Dr. Petrie and his wife have a five-year-old son, and they think he’s pretty awesome.  Their family is also blessed by a two year old Holland Lop rabbit, Dexter Bun Bun.  When Dr. Petrie isn’t sleeping during the day, he and his family, who are huge sports fans, love to attend Kansas City Royals, Sporting Kansas City, Mizzou Football, and St. Louis Blues games.

Stephanie Powell, FNP-C, is a native of Arlington, Texas. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Health and Kinesiology and Nursing at the University of Texas at Tyler.  She worked as a nurse in a neurosurgical intensive care unit while earning her master’s degree.  Following graduation, Stephanie practiced as a Nurse Practitioner in a neurosurgical and pain clinic in Farmington, New Mexico before moving to Columbia.
In her free time, Stephanie and her husband, Rob, enjoy camping, biking, hiking, and spoiling their cat, Cammy.

Garrel Renick, DO, was born and grew up in Sullivan, Missouri--a rural, farming and mining community on the northern edge of the Ozarks about an hour southwest of St. Louis. He had a mostly bucolic childhood living next to his grandparents' farm, with lots of family, pets, farm animals, motorcycles, and great teachers that cared about him. He later moved to Columbia to study engineering at the University of Missouri and graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering. He enjoyed a career in information technology before deciding to pursue his interests in medicine. Dr. Renick attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After graduating with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, he completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Wellington Regional Medical Center, a community residency program in the West Palm Beach, Florida metropolitan area that is part of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine consortium. 

Dr. Renick is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He loves caring for adults of all ages, and is proud to be a member of the talented Hospitalist team at Boone Hospital Center. His primary clinical interest is Hospital Medicine and other clinical interests include adult primary care, Integrative Medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). In his spare time, Dr. Renick enjoys the great outdoors, swimming, skiing, motorcycling, sailing, reading, travel, art, music, playing guitar, and computing.


Jeffrey Robinson, MD, is originally from the big city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, but came to Columbia by way of Columbus, Mississippi.  He went to medical school at Saba University and completed residency in the Baton Rouge Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Robinson is very interested in adult medicine, and as a night owl, is a Boone Hospital nocturnist who cares for his patients during the hours the rest of us like to be asleep.

Dr. Robinson and his wife, Ronda, have one son, Jeremy, and two cats-who-think-they-are-humans named Casper and Walker.  Dr. Robinson is a Trekkie and avid Star Wars fan who loves logging his daytime hours playing video games or other medieval fantasy games. 


Chris Schiavo, MD, grew up in Saint Louis, Mo. Both of his parents and his older brother worked in accounting, but he knew from a young age that it was not the job for him. After high school, he attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Schiavo met his wonderful wife, Kaitlin, on the first week of college, and they have been together ever since. The couple matched to Indiana University in Indianapolis where they both completed their residencies. His wife is a native Columbian, and after they finished residency, they decided to move back to her hometown to settle down and raise a family. They are excited to be expecting their first child this upcoming winter.

Outside of work, Dr. Schiavo and his wife enjoy cooking and traveling together. They also love to take their favorite puppy Marley on long walks in the park.

Blake Welschmeyer, DO, was raised in Henley, Mo. – without a stop light, Walmart, or McDonalds – and went to high school at Cole County R-5 in nearby Eugene. Afterward, he earned a degree in Biochemistry at University of Missouri before going to medical school in Kansas City at KCUMB. He finished his residency in Internal Medicine back at MU in June 2019.

Dr. Welschmeyer and his wife, Alissa, recently had their first “human” child, Oliver, and have been parents to their three dogs – Annabelle, Layla, and Chloe – for quite a while. Outside of work, they enjoy spending time with families and friends, as well as hiking, traveling, and finding time to renovate their 1965 Airstream travel trailer.


Angela Yuen, DO, was raised in Washington, Mo.  She moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri and then went to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences for medical school.

Dr. Yuen and her husband, Dan, enjoy cheering on the Mizzou football and basketball teams, spending time with their family and friends, and taking trips to various fun places around the globe.

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