Niernberger named family physician of year

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Jerry Niernberger, MD

MSSC member Dr. Jerry Niernberger, DO, has been picked as Family Physician of the Year by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Niernberger, who practices with Via Christi Clinic, will be honored June 9 at the KAFP annual meeting in Wichita.

Dr. Niernberger grew up in Liberal, served in the Army and graduated from Wichita State University. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, interned at Wichita’s Riverside Hospital and completed his osteopathic residency at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Hospital/St Luke’s Medical Center. He also did an allopathic residency at Wichita’s St. Francis Medical Center.

Dr. Niernberger is chief of the Family Medicine Department at Via Christi Health and serves on the Via Christi Clinic Board of Directors. For 22 years, Dr. Niernberger volunteered at Guadalupe Clinic.

“He is truly a good example of a compassionate physician who strives to live his life by serving others,” Ronda Hanneman, a certified physician assistant with Via Christi Clinic, told the KAFP.