At Wyoming Behavioral Institute, our inpatient medical providers and mental health professionals work closely together to provide comprehensive treatment for all patients – including the diagnosis and management of both acute and chronic medical conditions. Our medical providers are here to help patients achieve better health outcomes and increase their overall quality of life.
Learn more about our providers.
Karri Reliford, PA-C
Karri Reliford completed the Allegheny University of Health Science Physician Assistant School in 1998, and a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska in 2009. She served as a medic in the United States Air Force from 1983 to 1992 and was a licensed professional nurse from 1992 to 1996, working at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. Karrie has made many humanitarian aid trips to offer medical care and has been on five of the seven continents. She has been working at Wyoming Behavioral Institute since 2018, providing inpatient medical service.
Jeff Brown, PA-C
Jeff Brown completed Licensed Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse degrees at Northland Community and Technical College and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing at Bemidji State University in Minnesota before obtaining a Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree at the University of North Dakota. Jeff worked as a nurse for more than a decade in intensive care, renal dialysis and cardiac/telemetry units before completing family practice, emergency room, general surgery, pulmonology, dermatology, hospitalist, eye and vision and urgent care rotations while obtaining his physician assistant degree. He actively contributes to the communities in which he lives and works, volunteering at homeless shelters, humane society animal shelters, leading health fairs, coaching hockey and donating blood – more than four gallons, so far. Jeff as worked in outpatient and inpatient primary care and psychiatry settings in Wyoming since 2014. In 2021, he joined Wyoming Behavioral Institute as a medical treatment provider.
Lorraine Reed, PNP
Lorraine Reed has been employed at Wyoming Behavioral Institute since 2007 as a member of the medical team providing care for children and adolescents. She started her healthcare career as a registered nurse, obtaining her degree from the Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in Pennsylvania in 1970. Her pediatric nurse practitioner degree was completed at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1980. Lorraine also completed the Basic Medical Training Academy at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, and training in the medical evaluation of child/adolescent sexual abuse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher for children and adults specializing in Trauma Sensitive Yoga for survivors of any type of trauma. She teaches yoga for adults and adolescents at WBI, in addition to providing medical care. Lorraine is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the Wyoming Council for Advance Practice Nurses and the National Yoga Alliance. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board for primary care.