Physician Assistant Kendra Konitzer has always had an interest in science since grade school, and knew she wanted to do something in the medical field. It wasn’t until an information session at Marquette University where she learned more about the physician assistant program.
“After the session was done, my mom said to me, ‘I could see you doing that,’” Kendra said. “And, here I am today.”
Kendra is passionate about women’s health, and has expertise in surgery. When a job posted for those specialties at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, she knew that was the place for her.
“It was a dream come true,” she said. “This is definitely what I want to do for the rest of my career.”
Her services are divided between clinical and surgical. In the clinic, she sees patients for problem visits, yearly breast and pelvic exams and postpartum visits. Kendra also assists physicians during gynecology surgeries.
“I enjoy seeing the full spectrum of care,” she said. “I can see them in clinic, then surgery and post op. It’s really gratifying.”
Kendra focuses on listening to her patient to make sure they feel involved in their care, and develops a relationship with each woman.
“OB/GYN can have some sensitive topics and subjects that come up, and my goal is to make women feel comfortable,” she said. “I’m a woman and I have these same issues, and I try to focus on relating with them. I want to make the experience as best as it can be.”
After growing up in the Green Bay area, Konitzer is happy have a career in Wisconsin, and Marshfield was a “perfect fit.” She loves spending time with family and friends, reading, and watching and playing sports.
“My husband and I are both very into sports,” she said. “We really enjoy volleyball and softball.” Her husband is the head softball coach at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.