COVID Vaccine Registry: Sign Up Now!

February 25, 2021 | Alerts, Community, Health Advice | By: Jennifer Brull

Post Rock Family Medicine is proud to partner with the Rooks County Health Department, the Rooks County Health Center, Midwest Family Pharmacy and Doctors Without Delay to offer community sign up for COVID-19 vaccination. You can register to receive the vaccine by calling Post Rock, the health department or Midwest – or now by filling out this form. #JoinTheHerd

Post Rock Welcomes Sarah Christopherson!

February 3, 2021 | Students, Uncategorized | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Sarah Christopherson, I am a final year student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Maryville University. I will be graduating in December 2021. I am working with Ron Williams, APRN for my adult primary care rotation.

I have been a nurse for 15 years, with the majority of my experience being in critical care (ICU, ED, and Flight), so I am excited to gain more experience from the rural hospital and clinic perspective.

Where are you from?
Burdett, Kansas.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I have had many encounters with providers and staff at RCH while performing my full time job as a flight nurse with EagleMed in Hays and have always been pleased by their kindness, knowledge, and professionalism. I feel I will gain good experience of primary and urgent care in the rural Kansas setting. I worked with Ron Williams at Hays Medical Center several years ago when he trained me in the emergency department. I have a great deal of respect for him and his knowledge and I look forward to working with him again.

What do you hope to be when you are out of school?
I will graduate with a Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

As there is a growing demand for providers in rural Kansas, I hope to work in a rural clinic/hospital setting as this is the type of community I grew up in and have served the majority of my nursing career. I enjoy interacting with patients and hope to utilize my past critical care experience in not only the clinic but emergency department setting as well.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
My husband and I enjoy traveling within and outside of Kansas, hiking, working on small projects at our home, and spending time with our families, niece and nephews. I also enjoy cooking, reading, and of all things, making homemade soap.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
Combining critical care experience with the skills and knowledge necessary for primary care, and disease prevention from the clinic and well-patient perspective.

Post Rock Welcomes Katelyn Schumacher!

January 8, 2021 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Katelyn Schumacher, I am a third year medical student from the University of Kansas School
of Medicine in Wichita. I am working with Dr. Brull, Dr. Maciaszek and Dr. Beth Oller.

Where are you from?
Hays, Kansas.

Why did you come to Plainville?
The primary reason I chose to complete this clerkship in Plainville was to experience providing healthcare in a rural setting. Along with this, it provides the opportunity to serve the community so near to my hometown.

What do you hope to be when you are out of school?
Following graduation from medical school, I would like to work with underserved communities in a role that provides continuity of care. I truly enjoy getting to know patients and hearing their stories to find ways to best serve them in the healthcare setting. I also have a passion for public health and developing community programs to ensure access to quality care in communities.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I like to spend my free time hiking and exploring the outdoors as much as possible! I also enjoy cooking, running, and quality time with friends and family.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I truly look forward to the experience rotating in Plainville will provide, as I have not had the chance to work in a rural setting in medical school so far. It will be very interesting to learn what healthcare looks like in a smaller community where the physician must be prepared for a wide array of medical issues.