SMITH CENTER, Kan. – Mileah Panter has joined the staff at Smith County Family Practice and will serve as a provider for diabetic management services. Panter will travel to Smith Center from Kearney where she has a full-time practice.
“We are thrilled to have Mileah join us at SCFP,” said Allen Van Driel, CEO of the hospital. “She brings with her a wealth of experience in not only diabetes management but other diseases that affect the endocrine system.”
Panter earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and is a board-certified advanced diabetes manager. Her doctoral clinical hours were done in endocrinology, the study of the glands that secrete hormones and chemicals affecting different organs and actions in the body.
Panter’s scope of practice includes diabetes management including complications, thyroid disease management, obesity management, osteoporosis management, hyperparathyroid management and pituitary management.
“I have practiced in the Kearney area for 11 years and have supported rural health care during this time by establishing outreach clinics and utilizing telehealth services,” she said.
Almost two years ago, she opened her own practice in Kearney.
Panter, who has been serving SCFP patients at her Nebraska office, will visit Smith Center one or two days a month to provide care for these patients and others who may have difficulty traveling.
“I have taken care of Kansas residents for the last 10 years and look forward to being closer and expanding their care,” Panter said. “More importantly, my family is from the Smith Center, Athol and Kensington areas. My parents and grandparents were born and lived there and I still have family in the area.”