New Provider at Yates Center Clinic is a Familiar Face
The new face at Yates Center Medical Clinic is actually quite familiar. Travis Whitesides first came to the clinic in 2012 as a student completing a clinical rotation with Jeff Sloyer, M.D. He liked Coffey Health System so much that he returned after completing his Master of Physician Assistant degree at Wichita State University.
“In the past four years, Travis has taken exceptional care of our patients in the Coffey County Hospital emergency room and at our clinics in Waverly, LeRoy, and Burlington,” said CHS Chief Executive Officer Leonard Hernandez. “With the retirement of Dr. John Atkin and departure of Sarah Nuessen, we knew that Travis would be a great fit to work alongside Dr. Beverly Clark. His knowledge of Coffey Health System allows him to hit the ground running in Yates Center.”
After spending four years traveling daily to various clinics, Whitesides appreciates the new focus of his practice.
“After spending so much time driving between LeRoy, Gridley, Waverly, and Burlington, it is great to have lab and x-ray right here at my fingertips so I can treat my patients more efficiently,” Whitesides said. “But what really drew me to Yates Center was the people. I’ve already met so many good people and they’ve made me feel welcome. That is what really convinced me to come here.”
Before earning his P.A. degree, Whitesides was already a seasoned healthcare provider. He worked as a nursing technician at the University of Missouri Hospital Columbia and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED).
His wife, Savannah, is a nurse at Coffey County Hospital and Newman Regional Health. They live in Burlington with their four-month-old daughter, Ellington.
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