Story Medical leadership is preparing to bring on a new full-time provider to staff its clinic in Zearing after the departures of Mary O’Connor, ARNP, and Kelli Holland, ARNP.


“Our Zearing clinic and patients have benefited greatly from the kind and compassionate care provided by Mary and Kelli,” said Story Medical CEO Nate Thompson. “As these providers pursue new opportunities, we offer them thanks for their service and wish them the best.”


In the transition period, Story Medical remains committed to meeting the needs of clinic patients locally. Those with appointments coming up will be seen by a Story Medical provider in the Zearing Clinic office. Story Medical providers Jyl Wonnel, PA-C; Mary Carr Peterson, PA-C; Michelle Jans, PA-C and Liz Cox, FNP-BC will provide coverage in the clinic until a new provider is hired.


“We fully intend to keep the Zearing clinic open as part of the Story Medical family,” Thompson says. “We have had great success in providing primary care in rural communities and Zearing has been one of our greatest successes. Our intent is to make this transition as smooth as possible and not to disrupt patient care in our Zearing Clinic. We thank our patients for continuing to place their trust in the providers of Story Medical.”


All previous records of patients of the Zearing clinic will remain in their chart and will be accessible to providers through the Story Medical electronic medical record system. Patients in need of care can call the Zearing clinic at 641-487-7779 to make an appointment.