Lois Dishman-Cooper, MPAS, PA-C
Lois Dishman-Cooper, MPAS, PA-C, resides in Fairfield with her husband, Phillip. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree – Physician Assistant from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2001 with Cum Laude honors. Ms. Dishman later received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies/Geriatrics in 2006 from the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine.
As a Physician Assistant, Ms. Dishman-Cooper cares for patients of all ages and performs minor surgical procedures including lesion removal and cryotherapy. She has a specific interest in women’s health and geriatrics, but also within her scope of practice she can see patients with acute or chronic problems.
Dishman-Cooper stated, “Practicing at Horizon Healthcare is a great experience, everyone works well together and always has a patient centered, patient first mind set.”
Ms. Dishman was a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient. After practicing in a Rural Health Clinic in Florida, she returned to Southern Illinois and practiced in McLeansboro for two years prior to joining Horizon Healthcare.
Ms. Dishman moved to Fairfield at the age of sixteen and lived in the community for over twenty years. She considers Fairfield her hometown, especially since her daughter was born at Fairfield Memorial Hospital and was raised in Wayne County (Fairfield/Burnt Prairie). Her grown daughter, Janelle, resides in Fairfield.
Ms. Dishman was also employed by Fairfield Memorial Hospital as a Registered Nurse from 1992 until 1997, where she held various roles including being the Med/Surg Department Manager, EMS Coordinator, and ADON/Inservice Director. It was when she left Fairfield Memorial Hospital that she went on to pursue further education to become a Physician Assistant.
To schedule an appointment with Lois Dishman, MPAS, PA-C, call Horizon Healthcare at 842-4617.
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