Hello. My name is Ruth Gordon. I’m a family practice nurse practitioner here in Jefferson at McFarland Clinic. I joined in August of 2016. In Family Practice we see patients for chronic and acute illness. We also see patients for preventive medication including vaccinations. Our patients range in age from newborn to elderly. When patients come to establish care, we review their past medical history including medications and allergies, then we work together to create a healthcare plan focused on their definition of health. I think the most rewarding part for me is watching patients reach their healthcare goals through patient education and healthcare management.