Lynn Kocian, PA-C
My education began in the United States Air Force. l was a Chinese Linguist in USAF Military Intelligence. It was in the Air Force that I discovered the Physician Assistant, as they were the primary healthcare providers for the military. After 4 years of military service, I decided to change careers and returned to Nebraska to pursue my own career as a PA.
I completed my master’s in Medicine/Physician Assistant Studies at UNMC in 1997. I have practiced Family Medicine in Gretna, Nebraska, ever since and have Ioved every minute. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed the dimensions family practice has to offer – Pediatrics and Geriatrics. My focus is preventive medicine and wellness. I have a special interest in Adolescent Medicine, hormone imbalance and holistic therapies. I believe treating the whole person is the best way to achieve optimal health.
Early in my career, I organized health fairs to bring awareness to heart disease prevention and outlined healthy eating guidelines, called “Lynn’s Lites” to help my patients make better lifestyles and dietary changes. I also belong to the Citizens Committee to Provide a Safe and Healthy Environment for the Youth of Gretna. This allows me to communicate high risk behaviors amongst our youth, such as STD, drug and alcohol trends, so that we may help our kids make better, healthier choices and bridge the communication gap between parents and children through awareness.
For these efforts, I was humbly honored with the Physician Assistant of the Year award in 2003.
I reside in Gretna with my husband, Jay and our two children, Carter and Raigan. When I am not playing chauffer, I enjoy singing in our church band, High Spirit.