Deanna B. - Practice Administrator
Active in the Lawrence medical scene since 1983, Deanna joined Lawrence Internal Medicine in October 2004 as an RN working with Dr. Dillon. In June 2008 she transitioned to her current role as Practice Administrator. Deanna’s behind-the-scene administrative work keep the business wheels turning, yet you may find her working with Dr.s Dillon and Kimmel, greeting you at the front desk, or answering the phone. Deanna’s educational background includes general studies at the University of Kansas, Associate Degree completion at Neosho County Mary Grimes School of Nursing (1995), and The Art Institute of Pittsburg, where she studied Interior Design. Deanna is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders), MGMA (Medical Group Management Association), ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and is pursuing certifications in ACMPE (American College of Medical Practice Executives) and NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification).
Raised an Air Force brat, Deanna has traveled extensively and is a self-proclaimed foodie, bibliophile, and lover of all things hot, including the weather. In her spare time, Deanna searches for her retirement utopia: a low humidity tropical paradise with phenomenal local food markets, super-spicy chili peppers, and libraries for miles.
As the proud mother of 4 human children and 4 fur children, Lori spent the previous 5 years working as an administrative assistant in a local veterinary hospital. In 2017, Lawrence Internal Medicine welcomed Lori back to our family. With over 20 years in the medical field, including front office administration, medical records and insurance billing, Lori brings her invaluable experience to Lawrence Internal Medicine. And she does it all with a smile on her face and a warm greeting to you.
Not only is Lori our Social Media Maven, she works tirelessly in support of community efforts, winning PINK IT UP on three occasions! The Lawrence area agrees Lori is the best; In 2017, they awarded Lori Best of Lawrence 2017 – Best Administrative Assistant. We at Lawrence Internal Medicine don’t find this surprising and look forward to her continued recognition.
Jessica is a Certified Nursing Assistant, having completed a state approved training program through Neosho County Community College in the fall of 2008 and passing the certification exam that December. She completed two additional years of general studies courses at Johnson County Community College before joining Lawrence Internal Medicine as a receptionist in 2010. Jessica currently works with Dr. Kimmel as his assistant and is our certified Medical Records Clerk. Over the years Jessica has taken it upon herself to garner as much experience and expertise as possible, and as such has filled many roles at Lawrence Internal Medicine, including receptionist, laboratory assistant, billing clerk, medical records clerk, and CNA to Dr. Kimmel. Her well rounded knowledge makes her an invaluable asset.
Jessica was born and raised in Lawrence, KS, graduating from Free State High School in 2004. She has four children whom she devotes most of her free time to. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, music, gardening, cooking, philosophizing and cultivating knowledge. She hopes to one day pursue further education and move off grid.
It is easy to see how much joy Wendy feels when she is taking care of others! Wendy joined Lawrence Internal Medicine in 2012, bringing 11 years of adolescent care and 10 years of medical office experience with her. She has worked with Dr. Dillon since 2013 and became our phlebotomy technician in 2016. Dedicated and loyal, Wendy is the first one to jump in and do a task, always without being asked, and with her medical billing experience, she is a real asset to Lawrence Internal Medicine.
A Perry Lecompton native Wendy enjoys bowling, and being outdoors fishing, biking, and camping. Mother of two, step-mother of 4, and grandma to 10, Wendy also enjoys spending time with family.