Jeannie Kenkare, DO, FAAFP is Chief Medical Officer and a Co-Founder of PhysicianOne Urgent Care. PhysicianOne was established in 2008 as the first privately owned full service urgent care center in Connecticut. Since then, POUC has expanded to 23 locations in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Dr. Kenkare provides guidance and leadership to the organization’s 100+ clinical providers. In her role as both an executive team member, and practicing physician, Dr. Kenkare implements clinical guidelines, decision tools, and outcomes to develop and implement distinct short and long-term processes to improve patient care, clinical quality, and financial performance. Dr. Kenkare’s ‘patient first’ philosophy is highly respected, supported and practiced within PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Dr. Kenkare has been called upon by legislators and lobbyists to provide her expertise and knowledge to improve healthcare with a special emphasis on quality of care, clinical outcomes, and cost-containment.
Prior to establishing PhysicanOne Urgent Care, Dr. Kenkare served as Medical Director for several practices and as Assistant Director of a hospitalist program in a large healthcare organization. During her tenure, she assisted in the growth and expansion of the hospitalist program and its acceptance across the medical board. She also developed and implemented a hospital wide pre- and post -operative program designed to care for patients undergoing moderate to high-risk surgery. Dr. Kenkare is an Assistant Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She has taught clinical medicine to residents in training and currently teaches medical students “patient-centered” medical interview techniques, delivery of bad news, and other sensitive issues.
Dr. Kenkare is an Osteopathic physician board certified in Family Medicine by the American College of Family Practitioners. She completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey and attended medical school at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM). She subsequently completed her Family Medicine Residency at Warren Hospital, an affiliate of UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she served as Chief Resident.