Kensly Williams, PA-C, joins Jefferson Community Health & Life this month. In her new position she will see patients in the Fairbury Clinic and later in the year in the Plymouth Clinic, and care for patients in the Emergency Room.
“I like family medicine because you see everything,” Williams said.
She said she has always known she wanted to work in health care. She decided to become a physician assistant because she liked the fact that PAs can spend more time with patients doing education.
As she begins her work as a PA, she is also excited to use her skills in speaking Spanish. It will be a benefit to JCH&L and area residents who speak Spanish that she can care for them in their own language.
She is a graduate of Waverly High School; Morningside College, Sioux City, with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in Spanish; and the University of Nebraska Medical Center Physician Assistant program. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
She said a rotation in Fairbury in 2019 as a part of her PA program education was a factor in deciding JCH&L was a good location to work. She said she could experience that everyone was friendly and helpful to her as a student, and felt the community and staff would be welcoming to a new health care provider. She was one of the presenters for the Women’s Health Fair in September. She and her husband Keegan decided Fairbury was a great location for them, with family in the Lincoln area and a family cabin at Lovewell. Keegan is now a nurse at JCH&L.
Williams begins seeing patients at the Fairbury Clinic Feb. 10. She will accept new and established patients. To make an appointment, call 402-729-3361.