Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Family Medicine
Age Groups Seen
Children (0-12 years)
Teenagers (13-18 years)
Adults (19-59 years)
Seniors (60+)

A Nickerson High School graduate, Dr. Jennifer Koontz grew up in Hutchinson, KS. As a college athlete, playing volleyball, basketball and running track at Bethel College, she discovered a passion for healthy living and sports medicine that would direct her in life.

As a physician specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine since 2005, Dr. Koontz is passionate about helping patients of all ages maintain a quality of life that includes activities they love.

“I love being a doctor because it is a great privilege to be able to help others in my community when they are sick or injured, which can be a very vulnerable time,” she said. “In sports medicine, one of my goals is always to help the patient stay physically active and enjoy the activities they want to do. This could mean a school sport for a high school or college athlete, or it could mean playing pickle ball, going for a walk or playing golf. Staying active is one of the most important things you can do for your health, so I enjoy helping patients overcome any medical issues that would prevent them from being active.”

Dr. Koontz is the team physician at Bethel College, Hesston College and Newton High School. She volunteers on several medical boards including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine where she is the chairperson of the Practice and Policy Committee. With AMSSM, she also chairs the Sexual Violence in Sport Task Force to help prevent sexual abuse and harassment in athletics, and serves as co-chair of the Youth Sports Advocacy Team to promote healthy youth sports.

Her husband, Matt, grew up in Newton and attended Newton High School and Bethel College. They have three children together – Caleb, Abby and Naomi. In her free time, Dr. Koontz enjoys coaching volleyball and softball, and watching her kids play sports.

Medical Education
University of Kansas Medical School

University of Kansas Medical School – Wichita at Via Christi

Via Christi (Sports Medicine)

University of Kansas Medical School (Graduate School)
Bethel College (Undergraduate School)

Board Certification
Family Medicine

Medical Boards
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Kansas Medical Society
Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board


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Sunflower Cafe Refresh Project

Exciting news! NMC Health’s Sunflower Café will be getting a
refresh starting Friday, December 3. When the Sunflower Café reopens, you will
see new flooring, new surfaces on the service lines, freshly painted walls, and
some changes to the layout.

Why a refresh?

  • Some of our older surfaces need updates to ensure they comply with current
    infection control standards
  • A more flexible design, will allow us to provide better service and new
    options in the future

How does this impact me?

During the renovation, there will be no disruptions to
regular patient room service or Meals on Wheels protocols. The regular
cafeteria space will be closed (see image below). Because of this, you will see
the following temporary changes:

  • Use the hallway by the Board Room and Adrian Room to enter the Cafeteria.
  • Food will be served from the Osage Room and South Dining Room.
    • IMPORTANT – On Friday, December 3, breakfast sandwiches and cold lunches will be served from the North Dining Room. Dinner service will not be available December 3. Service will end at 1:30pm on December 3 to allow for the moving of equipment.
    • There will be NO FOOD SERVICE on Sunday, December 19. The cafeteria will be closed to allow for the moving of equipment. Please plan accordingly.
    • All other Cafeteria hours will remain the same.
    • Both hot and cold food options will be available during the renovations.
    • The free Beverage Center will be closed 12/3 – 12/19. Vending machines will be available. Please plan accordingly.
    • Staff members will be able to access the Osage Room after hours for grab & go options.
    • Microwaves may be temporarily unavailable. We’re working on a solution, but plan for them to be inaccessible.
  • Seating in the South Dining Room will be limited, but the North Dining Room will
    be available.

On Monday, December 20, we plan to return to normal Sunflower Café services. There will be one permanent change.

  • Fountain beverages will no longer be available for purchase from the Sunflower Café.
    This equipment is being permanently removed to improve visibility for our
    servers and cashiers. Bottled sodas may be purchased from the drink cooler
    or vending machines. 
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