The McCrary Rost Clinic in Lake City and Gowrie is welcoming a new physician assistant to their staff this month. Liz Halbur, a Wall Lake native and graduate of East Sac County, began her career in medicine as a certified nursing assistant at the Blackhawk Life Care Center in Lake View before earning her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a minor in gerontology from Iowa State University. She then attended Des Moines University and graduated with a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Halbur completed several clinical rotations, including one at McCrary Rost, and particularly enjoyed the ones pertaining to sports medicine, orthopedics and women’s health. “It’s always been my plan to work in rural health,” says Halbur. “I’ve been in Ames and Des Moines and am looking forward to a slower pace and being near my family.” Cindy Carstens, Stewart Memorial Community Hospital (SMCH) CEO, says, “SMCH and McCrary Rost Clinics have focused on recruiting local talent from our communities to join our organizations. We are excited to have Liz join our team as we continue to provide quality health and wellness to the communities we serve.” Halbur is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Iowa Physician Assistant Society. Her fiancé, Bobby Peterson, is an MRI/X-ray technologist, and the pair is planning a wedding in the summer of 20202. When not treating patients, Halbur enjoys walking, golfing, reading, playing sports with her family and spending time at the lake. To schedule an appointment, contact the McCrary Rost clinics using the information included with this story on our website.
Lake City: 712-464-7907