Radville’s Janessa Grosenick – Local Girl to Local Doctor
After a long but successful transition from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine to practicing, Dr. Janessa Grosenick joined a team of health professionals at the Weyburn Primary Health Care Clinic in 2015. Janessa, originally from Radville in southeast Saskatchewan, is sticking pretty close to home, but she is excited to be part of a dynamic health care team delivering family medicine to many people she already knows.
“I feel very privileged to be able to come back an area close to where I grew up. The community has made me feel very welcome already and so far my fiancé and I feel this is like home. It definitely has a small town atmosphere. All of the physicians here are very supportive and have made my transition into practice easier.”
Dr. Grosenick’s medical career is starting off right where she wanted it to: in rural Saskatchewan. She was raised in Radville and trained in family medicine in both Saskatoon and Regina. Dr. Grosenick also trained under Dr. Werner Oberholzer and Dr. Nelleke Helms. Some of that training and experience was gained through her participation in the Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan’s Rural Externship Program, more commonly referred to as PREP. Dr. Grosenick says coming from a small town, having people like Dr. Oberholzer and Dr. Helms guide and assist her through her career planning and participating in programs like PREP all helped make the decision easier.
“For years, Dr. Oberholzer and Dr. Helms have been my mentors. They have taught me, encouraged me and supported me throughout all of my decisions and training. It can be intimidating to start working independently, and having fantastic mentors available if I ever need advice or help makes it a lot easier. Dr. Dennis Kendel has also been a great support. He helped to facilitate my settlement in Weyburn and he has kept in touch and ensured that everything is going well.”
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