Post Rock Family Medicine Welcomes Sean Webb

February 8, 2017 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Sean Webb, I am a 3rd year medical student from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Salina.  I am working with Dr. Fisher for my Family Medicine Clerkship.

Where are you from?
I am from Wamego, KS.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I had met both Dr. Brull and Dr. Fisher at different events during my medical education. I know their reputation as physicians and teachers, so I asked to be placed with one of them during my family medicine rotation. In addition to getting good teaching, I wanted the opportunity to come to a small community and have a very diverse experience in family medicine – clinic, ER, walk-in, obstetrics, etc.

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
My ultimate goal is to be a small town family physician providing a broad range of services, including sports medicine. Sports medicine is an area of medicine I really enjoy being a part of and I think the skills involved in good athlete care are easily translated to care in a family medicine practice. Sports medicine is also a service that will allow me to be visible in the community and interact with local high school and college athletes.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
I like that Rooks County Hospital has so much to offer for a rural area. The hospital is very modern, from its look to the equipment. There is an opportunity to experience a wide range of things in Plainville, such as obstetrics and DWD, in addition to clinic. I was looking for a place to rotate that would be more than just clinic four days a week, I wanted to branch out some. In addition to the wide range of experiences, I have enjoyed working with the staff and feeling included as a part of the medical team. I enjoy working in teams where patients and their care are held as a priority, and I think the staff here in Plainville do this well. It is nice to have an educational experience where there is a lot of opportunity to learn good medicine and see a healthcare team work well together!

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I’m a big sports fan. I root hard for the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Kansas Jayhawks. I also like to golf. I only started playing golf about five years ago, and I’ve found it to be an enjoyable way to get away from the textbooks and enjoy the outdoors. I also like music; I play the drums at my church as a way to keep my skills up.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I hope to hone my growing skill set under the guidance of a strong team of rural physicians. I also hope to increase my understanding of preventative medicine for all ages. At my stage of medical school, I’m trying to learn everything I can!