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Jennifer Christy, DO — Trusted Doctor

Cottonwood, AZ — Jennifer Christy, DO, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Trusted Doctor for her work in the medical field and in recognition of her work at Arc Health and Sage Memorial Hospital.      

Ever since she was young, Dr. Christy knew she wanted to be a doctor in order to help members of her community. She is passionate about providing healthcare in rural areas where patients may have a harder time accessing quality care. She tries to make it easier on her patients by providing access to doctors in rural, tribal, or underserved areas. In her current role, she is working on a Navajo reservation.

In her role as a Pediatrician, Dr. Christy works with children under the age of 21 for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. She is often the first doctor her young patients will see, and after examination, she can refer them to specialists or emergency care. From infants to toddlers to adolescents, Dr. Christy has expertise in helping children at every stage of their development.

Pediatricians see children for injuries, illnesses, maladaptations, sports physicals, vaccinations, well visits, and more. They can be a family’s resource for information about their child’s progress and growth, as Dr. Christy regularly sees children for checkups. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be under Pediatric care until age 21. Generally, infants should be given monthly checkups, and older children should have a visit to the doctor annually.

Dr. Christy has eight years of experience in the Medical field. She has previously worked at other local hospitals, including PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, PeaceHealth Pediatrics Alaska Neonatology Associates, and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Pediatrics – Cottonwood. Dr. Christy just started her newest role at Arc Health in July 2021.

Arc Health focuses on providing high-quality medical care while reinvesting in tribal, rural, and underserved communities. People in rural areas can have difficulty accessing the care they need – sometimes doctors are hours away, or specialists may not be anywhere in the area. This can lead to devastating health outcomes. With Arc Health, doctors can travel to the places they are most needed. As a Public Benefit Company, the clinicians at Arc Health value health equity and social justice in their work. They are committed to reducing health disparities, delivering compassion and cultural humility, and serving exclusively the rural, tribal, and underserved areas that need the most care.

To obtain her career in Medicine, Dr. Christy attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2009. She then completed a residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Christy is board-certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics in order to stay aware of developments in the field. As a recognition for her exceptional skills, she has had a profile feature on IssueWire and Health News Today.

On a personal note, Dr. Christy enjoys hiking and crafting.

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