For Jessica Borrenpohl PA-C, working as a physician assistant is a dream come true – even though it wasn’t the career she first thought she wanted to pursue.
Her first college major was pharmacy, and then she switched to medicine. An internship and two years working as a certified nursing assistant gave her exposure to physician assistants and all that they do – and she decided that was her dream of being involved in medicine and helping patients.
She has a bachelor of science in biology, chemistry health science and psychology from Wayne State College, and her Physician Assistant degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She graduated in December 2014 as a PA.
Borrenpohl grew up on a farm in the rural Tecumseh area, the daughter of Jim and Theresa Borrenpohl. She knew she wanted to work in a small town where she could become a part of the community.
“I chose Fairbury because I fell in love with the community,” she said. “I felt like Fairbury was the right one for me. I’m excited to be here, and excited to be a part of the community.”
She did her last rural rotation as a PA in Fairbury late in 2014, and that gave her an opportunity to get to know the medical staff well, and be a part of the Fairbury Clinic. She began her new position at the Fairbury Clinic P.C. on Feb. 2.
She said she really enjoys women’s health and is looking forward to working with the clinic physicians on preventative medicine.
“They’ve been doing a really good job in Fairbury, and I’m excited to contribute to the excellent care,” she said.
Borrenpohl said once she is settled in her new job, she hopes to become more involved in the community.
She enjoys spending time with family, too, including her parents in Tecumseh; brother Jim and his wife who live in California and have a baby on the way; and brother Jon who lives in Wahoo and have a 2 girls and a boy.
The Fairbury Clinic P.C. offers a full range of care in Family Medicine by four board-certified Family Medicine physicians and two PA-Cs. Appointments can be made by calling the Fairbury Clinic at (402) 729-3361.More