Post Rock Welcomes Elliott Brady

August 13, 2020 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Elliott Brady. I am a fourth year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. I am working with Dr. Brull, Dr. Maciaszek and Dr. Beth Oller for my family medicine rotation.

Let’s learn a little about Elliott.

Where are you from?
I grew up in Overland Park, Kansas.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I came to Plainville because Dr. Brull was recommended as a great preceptor to connect with and the fact that my grandparents live close by just outside of Natoma! I’ve been visiting the Plainville area my entire life to visit my grandparents.

What do you hope to be when you are out of school?
I hope to match into a family medicine residency. I know I’ll love developing relationships with my patients long-term and preventing chronic diseases. I also have a background in public health and feel family medicine best supports a public health approach by intervening on sickness before it becomes debilitating. There is so much opportunity to live a happy life if we can catch unhealthy behaviors early and identify environmental factors preventing patients from getting quality medical care!

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
I’ve worked with Dr. Fisher before while he was in Plainville, but not Dr. Brull. During my time with Dr. Fisher, I appreciated the kind Plainville community and felt physicians had the ability to form their practice to have a quality work-life balance. Happy to be back!

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
Outside medicine, I like running and watching Netflix. I’ve ran a half-marathon, but hope to run a full marathon once we overcome COVID. I also have an 8-month old niece that I love making time for about every week!

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I hope to get a comprehensive view of rural family medicine. The idea of being an individual capable of “wearing many hats” for the community is inviting for me. I welcome becoming a person that has the capability of helping others in many ways. With my background in public health, I’d love to participate in any public health activities around town!

Post Rock Welcomes Tasha Werth

August 13, 2020 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

Tasha Werth is in her final year of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program at Fort Hays State University. She is shadowing with Ron Williams, APRN for her Family Nurse Practitioner Doctorate rotation.

Let’s learn a little about Tasha.

Where are you from?
I am from Hays.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I came to Plainville to work with Ron. Ron is a provider I knew and had worked with before so I knew I would be taught well and his experience would help me grow.

What do you hope to be when you are out of school?
Nurse Practitioner. I feel blessed to care for patients at all levels.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
Small rural town and the relationships with patients and providers is awesome.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
Being with my husband and kids at the farm or doing what they enjoy.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
Holistic care for patients and how I can best serve my community and patients when I am done.

 

COVID19 Update

June 26, 2020 | Alerts, Community, News | By: Jennifer Brull

The number of COVID19 cases is rising steadily across the state of Kansas and in our region over the last month, most significantly in the past week. KDHE recently reported two COVID19 clusters originating from sporting events held in Ellis County. This news may be concerning to you, and Post Rock wants to let you know we care about your health and safety. We wanted to share how we are working to protect our patients from COVID19 infection.

  • We offer telehealth and telephone (virtual) visits for most visit types. If you prefer not to come to our office at all during this time, we are happy to accommodate you with a tele-visit! Send us a portal message or call our office if you prefer to see your health care provider from the safety of your own home.
  • To reduce time spent in the office and eliminate waiting room time, we ask that you call us to check in (785.434.2622) when you arrive at the parking lot. We will handle all administrative tasks over the phone and notify you when we are ready for you, so you can proceed quickly to your exam room without lobby delays.
  • RCH will resume use of a screening desk for all persons entering the facility beginning Monday, June 29. Plan to stop briefly to answer two screening questions and get your temperature checked before your appointment.
  • We know that mask wearing protects folks from people who have COVID19, even if that person does not have symptoms yet. All RCH and Post Rock staff will be wearing masks when you see us in the hallways or in your exam room. All patients and visitors are required to wear a cloth or surgical mask while in the building. You can bring your own, or we will provide one when you check in at the screening desk.

Please do not hesitate to call us with your questions or concerns. Be well.