Jackie is a Great Bend native who has been involved in the medical field since 1987. Jackie graduated from Wichita State University in 1999 with her MSN. She has worked at Heart of Kansas since 2000. Jackie sees patients of all ages and is experienced in chronic and acute health problems. Jackie is trained in Colposcopy and performs multiple minor office procedures. Jackie is also on the DOT Registry.
Dr. Jean Pringle
In January 2015, Dr. Jean Pringle was welcomed to Heart of Kansas as the clinic’s Medical Director providing internal medicine for the adult population with a focus on individuals 65 and older. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, and obtained her medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle then completed her residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Prior to joining Heart of Kansas, Dr. Pringle has provided services at various locations in Great Bend since 1995. She has previous experience providing care for patients at multiple Federally Qualified Health Centers across the country.
Charise Oelger earned her physician assistant degree at Wichita State University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She is certified by the National Commission on Certificate of Physician Assistants and a DOT Certified Medical Examiner. Charise’s experience includes more than a decade of specializing in the areas of Family Medicine, Urgent Care and Gastroenterology. She is actively involed in the community and her children’s activities and also owns the Jazzercise Great Bend Fitness Center.
Arika grew up in northeast Colorado, attended Fort Hays State University and graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2011. While working as a Registered Nurse on the medical-surgical floor at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Arika returned to Fort Hays State University and received a Master’s of Science in Nursing through the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2016 after completing clinical hours in family practice and pediatric clinics. Arika joined Heart of Kansas as a new APRN graduate in June 2016. She has also received certification for DOT examinations.
Amy grew up in Great Bend and Kinsley, Kansas. She attended Fort Hays State University and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2005. She worked at HaysMed as a registered nurse on the inpatient oncology and medical-surgical units. While working as a registered nurse Amy returned to Fort Hays State University and received a Master’s of Science in Nursing through the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2017 after completing clinic hours in family practice. Amy joined Heart of
Kansas as an APRN in February 2018. She is providing care to all ages at our Larned Clinic.