Rachel Frederick, PA-C, will join Story Medical Clinic–Zearing as its primary care provider. Frederick will begin her duties Aug. 7, and says she is excited about the opportunity.

“I am looking forward to continuing to provide residents of Zearing and the surrounding communities with a high level of care,” Frederick says. “It is such a unique situation to have a clinic and pharmacy like NuCara working together to provide comprehensive care in a rural setting.”

Frederick is a native of Story County and relishes the opportunity to provide care in a rural clinic, close to her hometown of Roland. Prior to joining Story Medical, Frederick served patients at clinics in Marshalltown, Webster City and Ottumwa. She is a 2012 graduate of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Des Moines University. Frederick earned her bachelor’s degree from Central College in 2010.

Story Medical CEO Nate Thompson says filling the vacancy at the Zearing Clinic was a priority.

“We recognize the value of the Zearing Clinic, and that is why we moved so quickly to hire a provider as skilled at working with rural populations as Rachel,” he says. “It is a bonus that Rachel is from northern Story County and understands the makeup of the communities that rely on the Zearing Clinic.”

NuCara Pharmacy is committed to continuing to work cooperatively with Story Medical Clinic–Zearing to provide a team approach to primary care in the community.

“We have always had a close working relationship with Story Medical Clinic–Zearing and we are looking forward to partnering with Rachel to serve patients close to home,” says Brett Barker, vice president of operations for Nucara. “There are not a lot of communities the size of Zearing with access to the level of care we partner to provide. We are proud of what we have worked together to build here.”

Frederick is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Iowa Physician Assistant Society. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the Iowa Board of Physician Assistants.

To make an appointment with Frederick, please call Story Medical Clinic–Zearing at 641-487-7779.