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.

COVID Vaccine News!

January 8, 2021 | Alerts, Community, Health Advice, News | By: Jennifer Brull

Post Rock and DWD are partnering with the Rooks County Health Department and the Rooks County Health Center to distribute COVID vaccine to our community. The State of Kansas published our state-wide vaccination plan yesterday, and we are preparing together for broad vaccination efforts. We are currently in Phase 1 of the plan and vaccinating healthcare workers (paid and volunteer), residents of long term care settings (nursing homes and assisted living) and workers critical to the pandemic response. We anticipate moving to Phase 2 in late January or early February, which will include vaccinating people 65 and older, congregate settings, and high-contact critical workers. Phases 3, 4 and 5 will follow and include the rest of our community.

The clinics, hospital and health department are all registered vaccine providers with the state and have a shared secure database of people who wish to receive the vaccine when it becomes available. Any person who is a resident of Rooks County or an established patient of Post Rock is eligible to be listed in the database. When vaccine becomes available, we will work together to distribute the vaccine to the highest-priority patients.

What should I do now?

  1. If you have not previously notified Post Rock or the health department of your desire to receive the vaccine, please call us at 785.434.2622 with that information. You will be asked for your occupation (to help us determine essential worker status) and the best phone number to contact you when a dose becomes available for you.
  2. If you have not received your influenza virus vaccine yet this season (on or after 9/1/2020), call us and let us know you want to schedule a nurse visit or drive-by flu vaccine. The worst of this flu season has not yet begun, and protecting yourself now against respiratory disease is important!
  3. Share this information with your family, friends and community. If they are not established patients with Post Rock and live in Rooks County, they can call the health department at 785.425.7352 to be added to the registry.

If you have questions about the vaccine, please contact your primary care team for answers; we would love to talk to you. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe and effective, and all of the doctors and nurse practitioners at Post Rock have chosen to receive the vaccine. We are strong advocates and believe vaccination is a path out of the pandemic for our community.


Doctors Without Delay Welcomes Macy Burke!

October 2, 2020 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Macy Burke, I am a second year physician assistant student in the Wichita State University-Physician Assistant Program. I am working with Emily Decker for my urgent care and pediatrics rotation.

Where are you from?
Spring Hill, Kansas. A small, rural town about 45 minutes south of Kansas City.

Why did you come to Plainville?
Coming from a small community myself, I sought out opportunities that would allow me to work in that environment. The patient-provider relationships in these smaller towns can be so beneficial to the health of the patient and their outcome.

What do you hope to be when you are out of school?
I am someone that likes a little bit of everything and working with all ages, so a physician assistant in a family practice clinic is probably the best fit for me!

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
In my spare time, I enjoy going for runs, reading, visiting friends and playing with my parents’ two dogs, Junie and Mabel.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
As a student, I am constantly working on basic clinical skills, coming up with a differential diagnosis and continuing to learn from my patients. Coming from another small town rotation, I am excited to see how another facility practices and interacts with their patients and community. I am so looking forward to being here!