Hi there! My name is Jennifer Clark. I’m a Physician Assistant and founder of Back to Center Wellness Associates. I spent almost eleven years serving in the United States Air Force as both an enlisted medic and a commissioned officer. I was fortunate enough to get selected for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program very early in my military career. This was an incredible program that afforded my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.
After I was commissioned I served four years as a Physician Assistant before separating from the military. I found a wonderful practice in Panama City, Florida called Vascular Associates which has become my new place to call home. I work with an amazing group of people who wholeheartedly believe in our mission to make a difference.
In 2013 I obtained certification in both Life and Wellness Coaching. I wanted to take the level of care I provide patients and those I mentor to a whole new level, and these certifications have been a wonderful foundation for me to do this.
I’m also a new author. In December 2013 my first book titled 166 Days: My Journey Through the Darkness hit the stands. It’s the story of my deployment to Afghanistan and my struggles with PTSD after I returned. Thankfully, I was not only able to overcome the PTSD, but have found purpose and meaning in my pain. I wrote the book with the sole intention of using my story to help others.
I’ve found such purpose in this story as well as my life experiences to inspire and serve others. I realize my story is one of RESILENCE and HOPE, which is the message I continue to share. Since the book has been published I’ve been able to reach even more people and am frequently featured as a speaker and in the media.
I blog several times a week focusing on inspirational and often funny topics to brighten the day of my readers. I have a wonderful husband and I’m the mother of three beautiful children. I love being active in running, cycling, swimming, and occasionally a good game of golf! Most importantly, nothing gives me more joy than serving others!
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