Jennifer Kearsley, MD
Dr. Jennifer Kearsley believes the best primary care happens when physicians and patients can build trust and rapport. She considers open dialogue essential to identifying the right diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Dr. Kearsley approaches patients with kindness, creating a comfortable environment where they can ask questions and share concerns.
Dr. Kearsley particularly enjoys caring for multiple generations of a family and their community. She considers herself fortunate to see grandparents, parents, and adult children along with their neighbors, best friends, and cribbage partners. She has a special interest in assessing and treating cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and helping patients prevent heart disease.
Dr. Kearsley earned a bachelor of science in biology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She completed a master of science in biology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Before entering medical school, she spent three years as a wetland plant ecologist. She earned her doctor of medicine at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, then finished the Providence Portland Internal Medicine Residency Program in Portland, Oregon.
Away from medicine, Dr. Kearsley enjoys walking, hiking, birding, and camping—especially with friends and family. She also loves taking trips to the deserts of the Southwest and to the Atlantic Coast with her husband and sons. Turning her family’s small yard into a botanical paradise is one of her favorite activities. Plum, pear, Asian pear, apple, apricot, tart cherry, fig, and yuzu lemon trees thrive in her garden.