Posts tagged Career change

Valerie L. Stratton, D.O.’94

Stratton finished a second residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa in August 2013. In October, she opened a new internal medicine clinic in West Des Moines, IA, Mercy Westown Internal Medicine Clinic, and is now dual-board-certified in family practice and internal medicine. 

— Anna Hudson

Ann E. Rufledt, PA-C’05

Rufledt was named assistant program director for the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences physician assistant program. Since 2005, she has worked in the cardiac center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI. 

— Anna Hudson

Tracy L. Kahl, D.O.’00

Kahl joined the Family Medicine Clinic in Onawa, IA, and the medical staff at Burgess Health Center. She completed her family practice residency at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA, in 2003 and is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She practices a full spectrum of family medicine with an emphasis in women’s health […]

— Anna Hudson

Thomas J. Wente, D.O.’94

Wente is the medical director for Iowa Hospice by Harden Healthcare’s Sioux City operations. He has more than 18 years of medical experience with specialties in family medicine and preventive care. In addition to his new position, he serves as a family practice physician at Family Health Care of Siouxland. He also practiced in that […]

— Anna Hudson

Brian J. Beck, D.O.’69

Beck started part-time work July 1, 2013, at McLaren Medical Center in Davison, MI. He says he loves having more time for family and that he’s able to do things he has always wanted to do. He is excited to come back to campus for his class’s next reunion. 

— Anna Hudson

Brenda K. Jeffers, M.H.A.’03

Jeffers was named facility administrator of the new DaVita Dialysis unit in Ottumwa, IA. She was also appointed to the board of directors of the River Hills Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Ottumwa. River Hills is one of 14 federally qualified facilities in the state of Iowa. 

— Anna Hudson

Marc A. Trzeciak, D.O.’90

Trzeciak is the program director for the Valley Orthopedic Surgery Residency of Modesto in Modesto, CA. Under the auspices of the Valley Consortium for Medical Education, the program is affiliated with the Midwestern Osteopathic Post-Graduate Training Institute and will begin in July 2013 with three first-year residents and one second-year resident.

— Anna Hudson

Jerald J. Phipps, D.O.’88

Phipps joined the Ringgold County Hospital (RCH) in Mount Ayr, IA, as a family practice physician with the Mount Ayr Medical Clinic. He had practiced with The McFarland Clinic in Boone, IA, for 20 years.  “Family practice is what I love,” said Dr. Phipps. “It’s great taking care of people of all ages. From when […]

— Anna Hudson