Sedalia is my hometown; it’s where my friends and family are, too. I believe rural patients deserve high-quality health care, and I’m glad I can practice the full range of my specialty here. I love all outdoor activities, and you can find me at the lake, golfing, doing yard work or driving the highway on my motorcycle.
I practice rural medicine because I enjoy caring for a wide spectrum of patients of different ages, ethnicities and economic backgrounds. It is tremendously rewarding work. Sedalia is a small town but has all the amenities I could want including great restaurants and good schools.
I enjoy the small-town community pride and my ability to help enrich our rural community’s health care. Sedalia and Missouri have always been a friendly environment accompanied by great food. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing and flying.
I grew up in a small farming community in central Illinois, where I had firsthand experience with limited access to health care. Here, I am able to provide top-notch care in addition to addressing health disparities that are unique to rural communities. My husband and two children are so happy to be in such a friendly, close-knit community that has an incredible parks system.
The content of rural medicine allows me to expand my depth of practice and continuously challenges me to keep up on aspects of complex care. Every day brings new challenges to manage, which are very stimulating. Sedalia is and continues to be a great place to practice. It is large enough to provide opportunities for hospital care, but not so large as to restrict my work.
Sedalia is the best blend of small town and easy access to a large city. It’s also close to my family. I wanted to be in an area with the opportunity to get to know my patients outside of the office, and Sedalia is perfect for that. I enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants along with spending time with my husband, son and dog.
I enjoy practicing rural health medicine because of the connections that are formed between providers and patients. Sedalia is a great place to raise a family; it has a small-town feel without needing to go too far to experience city life. Personally, I find joy in walking outdoors and exercising.
I come from a family that has been very involved in my hometown community, which inspired me to want to invest in Pettis County and be a part of the rural health care solution. I love to bake and cook, travel and spend time with friends and family. I also enjoy walking with my mini-Sheepadoodle, Sammy.
Born and raised in Sedalia, I have witnessed and understand the many barriers people undergo to obtain quality health care. I want to do my part to help people overcome this issue and live their best life. Sedalia has everything you need, including wonderful local businesses; it’s close to the lake, and it’s a quick drive to a larger city.
I enjoy getting to know my patients and their parents on a more personal level. Sedalia and Missouri have cleaner air offering more open space to live and enjoy nature with family and smaller communities with a variety of seasons. I have enjoyed raising my own children in the smaller, family-oriented community.
I grew up on a farm and always knew I would come back to country living. My patients remind me of my family; they are hardworking people who deserve the best health care despite where they live. Truman Lake is one of my favorite places. It’s only 30 minutes away and has clean water, great fishing, smooth water for skiing and is a great place to relax.
Providing health care in a rural community enables me to practice a broader scope of taking care of people in the community I’m from. Sedalia and Missouri see all four seasons, and I like the variety so we don't feel stagnant. I enjoy traveling and going to the lake as much as possible.
As a rural health provider, I’m able to get a strong sense of the community’s needs and wants. I’m proud to be practicing in a friendly and welcoming community and in a location where doctors are needed. When it comes to free time, you can find me working out or hiking on the beautiful Missouri trails.
Learn more about the Bothwell-University of Missouri Rural Family Medicine Residency Program.