Hannibal Regional Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of JessicaAnn Tuia, DO to their Internal Medicine team. Dr. Tuia earned her medical degree from A.T. Still University in Kirksville and completed her residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.
When asked why she chose to pursue Internal Medicine, Dr. Tuia shares, “Throughout my medical education as both a medical student and a resident, I found that I was drawn to the complex and challenging patients taken care of by Internal Medicine physicians. After having the opportunity while in residency to take care of those patients myself, both in the hospital and outpatient settings, I decided on outpatient primary care. I firmly believe it is the first line of defense in keeping people happy, healthy, and able to accomplish their goals.”
Dr. Tuia finds that serving others is the most rewarding part of being a physician, “My father served in the military and my mother is a registered nurse. They always emphasized service to others. Medicine is a special field where oftentimes we see people when they are sick but then have the privilege of contributing to their journey back to wellness.” Dr. Tuia makes it a priority to develop relationships with her patients where they are able to work as a team to accomplish wellness goals, “Through active listening and education, we will have discussions about the most up-to-date recommendations - ultimately though, it is up to the patient on how they would like to proceed. Whatever their decision, I will do my best to support them however I can.”
“Meeting the Hannibal Regional staff and being a recipient of their kindness and compassion first-hand was a large driving factor in my desire to become a member of such a special team. Ultimately, I chose to join Hannibal Regional because of their dedication to patient care, professionalism, camaraderie, and overall positive atmosphere,” shares Dr. Tuia. “I feel very blessed for this opportunity and am excited to move into the Hannibal area. I look forward to joining the staff at Hannibal Regional and to becoming a member of the community.”
Dr. Tuia is accepting patients at Hannibal Regional Medical Group; to contact her office call (573) 629-3500.