Jessica chose the Nephrology area of medicine because she enjoys being challenged by the variety of conditions due to the specialty. Having an opportunity to make a difference in her patient’s outcomes is vital for Jessica, as she thrives on improving one’s overall health. Jessica enjoys being a part of a ‘team approach’ that improves patient access to care and continuity. She grew up in Northwest Iowa and in her free time, enjoys maintaining a very active lifestyle, reading novels, and listening to live music.
Jessica completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Buena Vista University and her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Des Moines University. Jessica maintains her certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Iowa Physician Assistants Society, and the National Kidney Foundation Council of Advanced Practitioners. Jessica is located at our Methodist Plaza office, where she has been practicing since 2009.