Who Are We?
Judith Beck FNP-BC
Like you, I am tired of being treated as a number. The longer I have been in healthcare, the more I realize that electronic records, "meaningful use data collection" and focusing on a "drive through mentality is ruining medicine". Kindness and true compassion has taken a back seat to government regulations and speed. I entered healthcare to help people make the best of their lives by providing a path to Health, Vitality and therefore Happiness. As Synergy Complete Healthcare's founding owner, I’ve introduced Direct Primary Care to our area in Kansas to help prevent illness, give people access to care and tools they need to lead a healthy, meaningful life. The more healthcare becomes depersonalized, the more I see the importance of providing empathetic, patient focused care that is ever so necessary for people to thrive.
Because I have also always loved the science of medicine, focusing on the root cause of problems is enjoyable to me. I naturally gravitated to Functional Medicine and am now working toward a certification in the most exciting frontier of medicine available. I love nothing more than to share my knowledge with clients and help them achieve maximum health.
At Synergy, I talk with clients to learn their needs and together we formulate a plan of care. For some, traditional medicine works best but for others, preventative medicine, and anti-aging therapies are most appealing. I use a holistic approach to family medicine to treat both chronic and urgent health conditions, I provide both men's and women’s health, science backed skin care, weight management and hormone balancing. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I have over 21 years of Emergency Room experience and 8 years of Internal Medicine and Family Practice. I am interested in keeping people out of the ER, Urgent care and hospitals by being accessible when clients need care most.
Lastly, in 2014, I opened Synergy Complete Healthcare as a tribute to my extraordinary parents who taught me so much and gave me the values, work ethic and strength I needed to become the person I am today. Also, I firmly believe that nothing can be achieved without the assistance of Almighty God and it is by his Grace and aide, that our clinic is able to help the people of our community.
Qualifications: Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN, BSN Nursing, BS in Microbiology, ACLS, BLS, Post Graduate Certifications in Emergency Services and Family Practice, Licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.
Associations: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Jana Harris DNP-FNP-BC
Doctorate of Nursing
Jana joined Synergy in February of 2020. She has extensive experience in Geriatrics, endocrinology and wound care. She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for 24 years. Additionally, Jana completed her Doctorate of Nursing in 2014 from the Unversity of Kansas. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau and also holds a Post Gradute Certification in Emergency Servide and Family Practice. She has been a blessing for us at Synergy. We love her and know you will too.
When people undergo trauma, healthcare issues/illnesses or severe life stressors, it is not unusual for their lives to become problematic.
That is why Dr. Jana Harris DNP, FNP-BC became a Family Nurse Pracitioner. She joined Synergy after retiring from the Leavenworth Veteran’s Administration (VA) where she worked for 15 years in the Home Based Primry Care, a specialty clinic for Veterans with multisystem problems.
She helped establish and run the Cray Diabetes Center in Atchison Kansas which served the people of Atchison for over 10 years. She has experience in Family Practice and Internal Medicine, ran a teen clinic, weight loss center and managed Primary Care of adults and geriatric patients AND worked in Horton Kanas in the emergency department and as a hospitalist from 2007-8. She completed didactic training as the top medical student for the University of Health Sciences, Antigua in 2007.
She embraces preventative healthcare and education to assist clients and empower them with the tools they need to maximize their health to help the community and families stay strong.
Jana's interests include her family--her husband, children, grand and great-grandchildren, gardening, canning and donating produce and canned good to friends and the community. Additionally, she has always loved caring for horses, which she loved raised for many years. She had one favorite mare which she has many stories to tell. So, if you are a horse lover (or animal lover of any kind) and you start discussing your animal, don’t be surprised if your visit lasts longer than expected.
Synergy welcomes our newest Nurse Practitioner Yvette Epperson!
Yvette Epperson, ANP-BC
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
James Knowles, EMT, Phlebotomist, Jack of all trades.
James is a blessing to our clinic and with him comes his witty sense of humor, inquisitive nature and excellent phlebotomy skills. Stop in and see him sometime!
James Knowles, EMT