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Mary Jo Bloominger, MPAS, PA-C

Academic Coordinator

Mary Jo Bloominger MPAS, PA-C is the Academic Coordinator for the St. Ambrose Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Mary Jo has been a physician assistant since 1993 and has over 20 years of experience in primary care. She worked for Community Health Care, Inc. providing care for homeless individuals at 6 homeless shelters until 2003. While at CHC she was a participant in a National Collaborative to improve diabetes care sponsored by the Bureau of Primary Health Care. She was a speaker/faculty for the Bureau of Primary Health Care.

She most recently has been in private practice in family medicine with a focus on managing patients with diabetes. In addition, she has been a preceptor for PA and NP students for over 10 years.

Education and Training

  • MPAS, University of Iowa
  • BS, University of Iowa, Biology


Certified as Physician Assistant by the NCCPA, 1993-present

Certified Diabetes Educator, May 2014-present

Professional Organizations

Physician Assistant Education Association

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Iowa Physician Assistant Society

Greater Quad Cities Midlevel Provider Alliance-Vice president 2001 and 2004

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