Physician Profile: Hospitalist Loves Board Games, Video Games, Card Games

Premier Pulse     August 2018

1659691806Jessica M. Conn, DO, is a member of the Premier Hospitalist Group and serves on the Premier Health Physician Partnership Committee.

What is your clinical specialty?
Family medicine – currently working as a hospitalist

Where did you go to school?
For undergrad, I went to Milligan College in Elizabethton, Tennessee; LECOM-Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, for medical school.

What brought you to Premier Health?
I was in private practice in Lancaster, Ohio, looking for a career change so I could spend more time with my family. Through my mom, who works at Atrium, the program director, Dr. Sheps, reached out to me about being a hospitalist.

Why did you choose medicine as a career?
I was originally going to do veterinarian medicine; however, I got a job as a patient care assistant in surgery at the old Middletown Regional Hospital. I really enjoyed working with people. I also got to stand in on a few surgeries just to observe, and that sparked my love of medicine.

Who are the people who influenced and/or mentored you?
My parents, both of whom are nurses. They helped me be the best person I can be.
Also, a lot of the surgeons that I worked with, particularly Dr. Cobb, Dr. Walsh, and Dr. Miller.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I love playing games. Board games, video games, card games – I love them all!

Where is your hometown?
Springboro, Ohio

What is the last book you read?
“The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall” by Anne McCaffrey

What is your favorite song in your playlist?
“Derezzed” by Daft Punk

What is your favorite food?
Anything sweet; I love desserts.

What is your favorite hobby?
Playing games – any kind of game: board games, card games, and video games

What is your favorite animal, and why?
Dog – I've had dogs all my life, and they are always there for you no matter what.

Where is your favorite vacation spot, and why?
Las Vegas – the food!

Describe something for which you are especially thankful:
I have a lot to be thankful for. But I think I am most thankful for my children and my husband. They keep me grounded. They are the smiling faces I get to go home to. I can’t imagine my life without them.

Pick a Side

iPhone or Android?

Early bird or night owl?
Night owl

Beach bum or mountain hiker?
Beach bum

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?
Dress shoes

Paperback or e-reader?

Coffee or tea?
Definitely tea!

Cooking or baking?

Sweet or salty?

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