Walk-In Primary Care
As an extended service, WorkCare Resources offers primary/urgent care services with our Certified Physician Assistant, Denise Peery. Our Primary Care Walk-In Clinic is open Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.
Denise is an experienced healthcare provider with expertise in the area of emergency and primary medicine. She was born and raised in West Tennessee graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1987 with a B.S. in Laboratory Sciences. She lived and worked in Nashvill for 15 years prior to returning back to West Tennessee. Denise received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Bethel College in 2005 and has worked the past 7 years in Jackson General’s Emergency Room. She’s a current resident of Jackson where she shares a home with her husband Mike and their 2 cats and dog. She enjoys old movies, crafting, and occasional horseback riding.
Denise Peery, PAC, serves our clients with compassionate care for the entire family.
Physician Assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and in virtually all states can write prescriptions. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A PA’s practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.
PAs are trained in intensive education programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
Because of the close working relationship the PAs have with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Upon graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain their national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a recertification every six years. Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program and passage of the national certifying exam are required for state licensure.