On Jan. 1, 2013, podiatrist Jennifer Halligan, D.P.M., will join Hedrick Medical Center as an employed physician. Dr. Halligan, formerly on staff at the Mid-America Foot & Ankle Specialists in Kansas City, has been seeing patients in the Hedrick Specialty Clinic since 2010. The main difference for patients will be that business administration services, including billing, will be provided by Hedrick Medical Center.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be employed by Hedrick Medical Center. This transition will allow me to spend more time in the Hedrick Clinic," Dr. Halligan said.

"We're already very familiar with Dr. Halligan and feel she makes a great member of our team," Jenny Moss, manager of patient care, said. "We're excited that she'll be able to spend more time in our clinic, and I know her patients will be excited too."

Dr. Halligan is a Missouri native who grew up in Jefferson City. She completed her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology at Southwest Baptist University and earned a degree in podiatric medicine from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Halligan is board qualified in foot surgery and is board qualified in rear foot reconstruction and ankle surgery.

The Hedrick Specialty Clinic is located at 100 Central Street in Chillicothe. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Halligan, call 660-646-5522.