Grinnell Regional Family Practice and Grinnell Regional Medical Center welcome Grinnell-native Jacob D. Boyer, PA-C, to the family-care clinic. Boyer will begin seeing patients in late August at the primary care clinic located on the third floor of the Ahrens Medical Arts Building in Grinnell. Boyer joins healthcare providers Roy Doorenbos, MD; Michelle Rebelsky, MD; and Kristin Phelps, PA-C, in the Grinnell Regional Family Practice. He will fill the position vacated by Allison Rippe, PA-C, who moved from Grinnell.
Boyer earned a Masters of Physicians Assistant from the University of Iowa. He completed his undergraduate degree at Grinnell College. Originally from Grinnell, Boyer graduated from Grinnell Community High School in 1994. He worked nearly 10 years at Manatt’s in Brooklyn before earning his masters degree. Boyer also worked at St. Francis Manor, Grinnell, and Greenwood Manor, Iowa City.
“I’ve always been interested in healthcare and wasn’t sure about the field,” says Boyer. “After speaking with my father-in-law who is a physician in northeast Iowa as well as friends, I decided to back to school to earn a physicians assistant degree. This fit into our lifestyle, and after the 25-month program, I’m ready to serve the community.”
The clinical rotations of the physician assistant program allowed Boyer to work in a various clinical settings including family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, migrant health, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency medicine, orthopedics, and intensive care. He had a stronger interest in the family care rotation.
“I was able to gain valuable knowledge in each of these different clinical settings. I want to bring together experiences and practice styles from these different work environments into my practice here in Grinnell,” Boyer says.
“We’ve very pleased to welcome Jake into our practice,” says Roy Doorenbos, MD, physician at the practice. “His knowledge of the community, his clinical training, and his personality provide an excellent mix for a successful practice. He will be a great asset to our community.”
Boyer is the son of Dan Boyer and Jean Pendelton, Grinnell, and Cindy Boyer, Chariton. He’s looking forward to being in Grinnell.
“My wife, Kate, and I attended Grinnell College and we believe this is the perfect size community for us to raise our children. We’re excited to be moving back,” he says.
He is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, contact the clinic at 641-236-2500.