Jeanne Habash, physician assistant, is now bringing more than two decades of experience to the care and treatment of patients at Heart of Kansas Family Health Care Inc., 1905 19th St.
She started in her new position Feb. 3 and is accepting new patients.
“I was attracted to Heart of Kansas because I like being available to care for people of all ages, including those who are under-served and/or under-insured,” Habash said. “It has been a pleasure to become acquainted with the other healthcare providers and the staff here. They have made me feel right at home.
“I enjoy the whole atmosphere at Heart of Kansas,” she continued. “Everyone is very welcoming to patients, families and staff.”
Habash’s background includes 21 years in family practice and general internal medicine. She diagnoses and treats common immediate problems, and manages chronic medical illnesses.
During her recent years in internal medicine, Habash has been involved in all aspects of patient care for those 18 and older. Prior to that, she treated all ages in family-practice settings.
“Here at Heart of Kansas, I will gradually start seeing patients of all ages again,” Habash said. “I am looking forward to this because I enjoy caring for the generations in whole families.”
As a physician assistant, Habash’s responsibilities include: compiling detailed medical histories; performing physical examinations; developing and implementing treatment plans; prescribing medications; ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and diagnostic studies; and performing in-office surgical procedures.
Habash earned her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry in 1992 at Chadron State College, Chadron, Neb. This was followed by a master’s in physician assistant studies in 1997 at Wichita State University.
Most recently, Habash cared for patients at The University of Kansas Health System St. Rose Medical Pavilion. She also worked for Billings Family Practice in Great Bend and Bhargava Medical Clinic in La Crosse.
Brett Middleton, Heart of Kansas chief executive officer, said “we are extremely excited to have Jeanne join us at Heart of Kansas. She has cared for patients in our community for over 20 years. Jeanne’s experience and patient-centered approach will be great additions to the Heart of Kansas team.”