A new mid-level provider, Allison Rippe, PA-C, joined the Grinnell Regional Family Practice in March. She will practice with Roy Doorenbos, MD; Michelle Rebelsky, MD, FAAFP; and Kristin Phelps, PA-C. Their primary care clinic is located on the third floor of the Ahrens Medical Arts Building, 210 4th Ave., Grinnell. She will begin accepting new patients after her orientation.
Rippe recently graduated with a master of science in physician assistant studies from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D. She earned a B.S. degree from Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Neb. Rippe grew up on a Nebraska farm in the southeast portion of the state, outside Auburn. Her mother is a nurse in Auburn, so Rippe comes to the medical profession with a solid understanding of primary care.
“Allie will be a great addition to our team,” says Dr. Doorenbos, physician with Grinnell Regional Family Practice. “Our goal is to continue expanding the providers available at the clinic to meet the needs of our service area. Allie has a down to earth personality and demeanor to complement the providers in our primary care clinic. We’re pleased to welcome Allie to our practice.”
As a physician assistant, Rippe is a licensed healthcare professional who practices medicine under the supervision of a physician. A physician assistant provides a broad range of healthcare services that are traditionally performed by a doctor. In general, a P.A. can provide approximately 80 percent of the services typically provided by a family physician.
“I really enjoy working with patients to educate them on their health conditions and ways to improve their health and life,” Rippe says. “This dialogue begins with a trust relationship that I want to build with patients. I’m looking forward to serving the residents in the area.”
Rippe enjoys the outdoors and is training for a marathon in May. Wedding plans are in her future for August.
For an appointment with Rippe, call Grinnell Regional Family Practice at 641-236-2500.