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Paynesville Press - Nov. 13, 2002

Clinic gets new practitioner

By Bonnie Jo Hanson

Janet Jacobson Janet Jacobson has joined the medical staff of the Paynesville Area Health Care System as a physician's assistant.

Jacobson became a member of the medical staff last week and will split her time between clinics in Paynesville and Richmond. As a physician's assistant, she can perform many of the the duties of a physician under the supervision of medical doctor.

Jacobson, whose focus is on family medicine, comes from the Brainerd area, where she was a registered nurse until a few years ago. She wanted more of a challenge, so, at the urging of a friend who was a physician's assistant, she enrolled in a program at the University of North Dakota, from which she graduated in 1998. She continued to practice in Brainard until her move to Paynesville.

She enjoys family practice because it gives her an opportunity to teach her patients about healthy living, and she likes the modern facilities at PAHCS. She has already begun to see patients at both clinics.

Jacobson likes Paynesville and all it has to offer, but for now she is commuting from Brainerd until she and her husband find a home here. She has two grown children and enjoys tending to her animals, including a pet chicken.

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