Post Rock Family Medicine Welcomes Natalie Hagman

February 24, 2016 | Students | By: Naomi Wyatt

Natalie HagmanMy name is Natalie Hagman. I’m in my 3rd year of medical school at KU School of Medicine – Wichita. I chose to do my 8 week Family Medicine Rotation in Plainville!

Where are you from ?
I was born and raised in Newton, Kansas. I attended the University of Kansas for my undergraduate studies and have been at KU School of Medicine – Wichita for the duration of my medical school career.

Why did you come to Plainville?
My mom’s family is from Ellis, so Hays is a familiar part of the state for me. I realized I’d get a more rich Family Medicine experience outside of Wichita. Plainville has a great reputation for the type of physicians that call this town home AND they practice the kind of medicine I hope to do someday. So why not learn from the best?!

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
I hope to be a broad spectrum, full scope, rural Family doc! I know that sounds very ‘brown-nosey,’ but it’s true! That’s why I’m here in Plainville. I love knowing how to care for my patient from every angle, and that’s what Family Medicine does. I also love doing OB. However, I want to care for the baby, too! Family Medicine is unique in that it’s the only specialty that can have that special relationship with both the parents and the baby. I do think that later on in my career I would be honored to fulfill my love of teaching. I can see myself getting hired on as faculty for the Medical School in Wichita or Salina at some point in the future!

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
Every day in Plainville is different! We see patients in the hospital in the morning, clinic in the afternoon. Some days we do procedures. We’ve gone to visit patients in the nursing home. To top it off, we deliver babies, too! When they say the physicians here are full scope, they mean it! Also, as a student, they give me so much autonomy. I like feeling like I’m a part of the healthcare team rather than a simple observer.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I’m a crafter! Specifically, I love to paint. I’ll paint anything from canvas to wooden figures. I sew (mostly cross stitch), make holiday cards, etc. I could single handedly support the Hobby Lobby in Hays. Also, I really enjoy exercise and being outdoors. Health is (obviously) something very interesting and important to me. Journaling is something I’ve picked up as a hobby recently. One word to describe myself: sentimental. Oh, and dare I say…I’m a HUGE KU basketball fan. Rock Chalk!

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
Everything. Is that too much to ask? I want to learn everything Plainville has to offer! The providers here have so much knowledge about ‘nitty gritty’ medicine; where the rubber meets the road kind of medicine. One thing I hope to gain is great clinical knowledge. Basically, what can we do when the whole arsenal of tests aren’t at our fingertips? Something I’ve been surprised about is how much quality improvement and advocacy these providers are involved in! That’s something I’d like to learn more about, as well.