Physician Assistant

Kelsey Bonta Peterson, PA-C’18

Kelsey Bonta Peterson, PA-C’18, is a board-certified physician assistant with Midtown Health Center in Norfolk, NE. Her practice interests include preventative medicine, diabetes management and psychiatric care.

A unique and lasting legacy

If Gregory Kolbinger had a motto, it could be “I’ll serve where I’m needed.” An early leader in DMU’s physician assistant program, he also pioneered the University’s simulation program and taught in all three colleges.  DMU asked Gregory Kolbinger to …

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Jenell Gilman, M.S., PA-C’10

Jenell Gilman, M.S., PA-C’10, and her husband, Adam, welcomed their second son, Mason Cedric, on Aug. 2, 2019. He joins big brother, Carter, 3.

DMU students take team approach in white coat ceremony

Reflecting the interprofessional approach that contributes to effective health care, students in Des Moines University’s four clinical programs – osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery, physical therapy and physician assistant studies – participated in a unified white coat ceremony on …

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Shelly Larson, PA-C’03

Shelly Larson, PA-C’03, practices at Advanced Dermatology Care in White Bear Lake, MN. Previously, she worked in dermatology in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and then practiced gastroenterology for three years in Fredericksburg, VA.

Kate Van Wyk, PA-C’16

Kate Van Wyk, PA-C’16, is among the family medicine providers at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Medical Center in Grinnell, IA.

DMU Physician Assistant Program graduates ace certification exam

Students in Des Moines University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program complete an academically rigorous 25-month curriculum. After graduation from the program, they must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) to become a certified physician assistant (PA-C). The PA Class …

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Liz Halbur, PA-C’19

Liz Halbur, PA-C’19, joined the medical staff at McCrary Rost Clinic in Gowrie and Lake City, IA. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Iowa Physician Assistant Society.

Erin Dohlman, PA-C’19

Erin Dohlman, PA-C’19, was one of three individuals credited for saving the life of a near-drowning victim at Lake Tahoe in Nevada in July. “We should all be proud and appreciative of the manner and spirit with which they all …

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Christina Rider, PA-C’04

Christina Rider, PA-C’04, joined UnityPoint Health Quad Cities in its Trinity Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Moline, IL.

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