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Gerald (Jerry) E Niernberger, DO

Family Medicine
Provider group name: 
Ascension Medical Group Via Christi on East 21st - Family Medicine
9211 E 21st St. North
Wichita, KS 67206
St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1993 (Residency), St Luke's Hospital - Denver 1988 (Residency), Riverside Hospital 1986 (Internship), University of Health Sciences 1985 (Medical School)
Areas of interest within specialty: 
  • Occupational medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive medicine
  • Spinal manipulation
Year joined Via Christi: 
Professional memberships: 

Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice

Community involvement: 

Faculty member at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita


Hometown: Liberal, Kansas.

First job: In junior high, I was a janitor in a women's clothing store in Liberal.

Why I chose a career in medicine: When I joined the U.S. Army, my aptitude test earned me a place in the medical branch. The Army provided medical training in Denver and El Paso, Texas. I really enjoyed my experience, so when I was discharged, I earned a degree in microbiology from Wichita State University. I did my osteopathic training in Kansas City, my DO residency in Denver and my MD residency at St. Francis in Wichita. 

In my next life: I'd be a flight surgeon or an astronaut. 

Most important thing I have learned: Humility and patience. Both of these traits increase the comfort level of your patients and improve your communication. 

Best advice for patients: Laugh often and enjoy life.

Latest accomplishment: Kansas Academy of Family Physicians' 2017 Family Physician of the Year