Carthage Area Hospital has added JESSICA ROBINSON, a certified family nurse practitioner, and JENNIFER AVERY, a certified physician assistant, to its medical staff.
Robinson started at the Carthage Middle School–based Clinic on Feb. 23 and Avery began at LaFargeville School–based clinic on March 8. Both providers will provide primary and preventive health-care services to school-aged youth enrolled in the School-Based Health Clinic Program. Robinson graduated from Jefferson Community College, Watertown, in 2010 with an associate degree in math & science. Following her associate degree, she attended D’Youville College, Buffalo, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a biology minor. Robinson continued at D’Youville College and graduated with her master’s degree in science in nursing where she became a family nurse practitioner (FNP) in 2015. Her FNP career began at Alice Hyde Medical, Malone, working at its urgent-care clinic. After two years at Alice Hyde, Robinson briefly worked at Samaritan Medical Center’s Leray Urgent Care, Evans Mills, before she transitioned to Planned Parenthood of the North Country in Watertown.
In 2000, Avery graduated from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and later completed the Physician Assistant Program with a master’s degree in of health sciences at Drexel University in 2008. Avery began her career as a physician assistant at CSRA Pain Management in North Augusta, South Carolina in 2010 and later worked at Connelly Health Clinic in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Her career took her overseas to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a U.S. military hospital in Germany from 2013-2015 before coming back to the U.S. After a stint at Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, Avery went back to Germany, where she worked for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Wiesbaden Health Clinic from 2015-2020.