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Interview: Dr. Tisha Anyanike, a family practice physician in Riverside, on her experience with PRIMO. PRIMO Pros: What benefits do you feel the PRIMO program provides to communities in Missouri. Dr. Anyanike: I definitely feel that the PRIMO program is important in providing basic primary care to areas where it would otherwise not be available to those who need it. I am currently working at an FQHC within the city but I have patients who drive for miles from surrounding small towns because they do not have access to basic care due to having either no insurance or Medicaid. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at PRIMO Professionals
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Interview: Dr. Vicky Gulley, a family practice physician in Waynesville, on her experience with PRIMO. PRIMO Pros: How did you discover PRIMO? Dr. Gulley: In my undergraduate time one of my friends mentioned it and I started making applications in my undergraduate years. I applied every year, but wasn’t accepted until my senior year in medical school. PP: Where did you grow up and how did that impact your decision to go the PRIMO route? Dr. Gulley: I grew up in a very rural area and went to a D.O. all my younger years. I knew I wanted a small,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at PRIMO Professionals
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Interview: Dr. Yolanda Chen, pediatritian with St. John's Mercy Healthcare, on her experience with PRIMO. PRIMO Pros: How has your participation in PRIMO influenced your career path? Dr. Chen: Becoming involved with PRIMO is what brought me to the town of Washington, Missouri, where I am working currently. Being a pediatrician at the McAuley Clinic is my first full time job out of residency. When I signed up with PRIMO, I knew that I wanted to do primary care in a rural area, helping take care of a population of patients who are underserved and in much need of health... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2010 at PRIMO Professionals
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Mar 15, 2010
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Dr. Trauernicht grew up in Kearney, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City and currently practices dentistry with Northwest Family Dental in St. Joseph. Dr. Trauernicht says he always knew he wanted to work in a rural or underserved area, which is why PRIMO was a perfect fit. Download/Listen to interview with Dr. Trauernicht Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at PRIMO Professionals
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Dr. Pfannenstiel grew up in Lockwood, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She now practices general dentistry for Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield's mobile unit. Dr. Pfannenstiel says she enjoys being able to provide a positive dental experience to children who often times come in, in pain and scared. She says seeing them walk out smiling and happy is very rewarding. Download/Listen to interview with Dr. Pfannenstiel Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2010 at PRIMO Professionals
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Dr. Hartel grew up in Potosi, Missouri. She credits her high school counselor with helping her take the path toward a career in medicine with PRIMO. Dr. Hartel now works for Ladies First OB/GYN in Farmington. She says PRIMO helped her make important connections, leading her to where she is now. Download/Listen to interview with Dr. Hartel Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2009 at PRIMO Professionals
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Dr. Garner grew up in St. Louis but has moved across the state to work for the dental department at Kansas City's Swope Health Center. He says he enjoys working in public health and "treating individuals that really need help." Download/Listen to interview with Dr. Garner Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2009 at PRIMO Professionals
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Dr. Friedebach began her medical career in Morgan county and says she greatly enjoyed working with the citizens there. She is now a physician with the Community Health Center of Central Missouri, out of Jefferson City. Download/Listen to interview with Dr. Friedebach Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2009 at PRIMO Professionals