School of Allied Health Professions

PA alum to give presentation April 5th

Jill Ferry, PA-C, a graduate from UNMC, serves as a physician assistant at the Harlan Doctor’s Clinic, providing services as a patient-centered medical home in Harlan, Iowa. She will be addressing the “Effective Utilization of Physician Assistants in Primary Care,” on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 12:00-12:50 PM in the Wittson Hall Amphitheater (3034).

The Myrtue Medical Center Clinics, with five locations in rural Iowa, are one of 36 practices from around the country selected to participate in the TranforMED National Demonstration Project, transforming their medical practice into a patient-centered medical home. Jill has special interests in diabetes and women’s health care. She provides community lectures at monthly Diabetic Core classes on diabetic complications and management of the disease.

Their medical clinics have undergone significant change in recent years, including the construction of a state-of-the-art wellness center, the conversion to electronic health records, and establishing a network of health coaches, all with an ever-increasing focus on wellness. In the past four years their efforts, have been described in articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, the AARP Bulletin, and many other national publications.

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