John R. Jacobsen, MD
FOUNDER & OWNER
John R. Jacobsen, M.D., a Board Certified Family Practice physician, is the founder and owner of Click Family Healthcare in Kearney, Nebraska.
John, who grew up in Merna, was an ag banker for 10+ years before applying to medical school. Coming from a small town, his desire was to practice family medicine in a more rural setting.
After finishing his residency, John was in private practice in Geneva, Nebraska for over 10 years caring for all ages including pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. In addition, he provided obstetrical services including cesarean sections, upper and lower endoscopies, in-hospital and in-clinic minor surgical procedures, hospital in-patient care and emergency room services. John served as the hospital chief of staff, was medical director of a nursing home and was medical director of the hospital out-patient senior behavioral health program.
John moved to Omaha to become the Chief Medical Officer of a start-up primary care center, a role that was administrative in nature. After 3 1/2 years, the desire to provide direct patient care led him to decide to open Click Family Healthcare.
John has been active in family medicine organizations at both the state and national levels. He is a Past President and has served as an AAFP Alternate Delegate, on the Board of Directors, the Scientific Affairs committee and the Executive committee. On the national level, John is a Past Chairman of the Finance and Insurance Commission of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an organization serving over 120,000 Family Physicians nationwide. He is also a member of the American Medical Association and the Nebraska Medical Association.
He has been married to Janet for over 39 years, has 2 daughters, Jenny and Katie (Michael Allison), a grandson Easton and a granddaughter Briar.
At Click Family Healthcare Janet works directly with patients, helping them understand what direct primary care is and the services provided. She will continue her role as patient advocate and problem solver in our increasingly complex healthcare system.
Janet has been involved in care giving and customer service most of her life. At a young age, she cooked and cleaned for the elderly in her hometown. After graduating high school, she became a licensed cosmetologist for 15 years. While raising their 2 daughters Janet continued her role as a ‘volunteer’ caregiver for many elderly neighbors and friends. She has been involved in various church functions in the communities she and John have lived. Most recently, Janet was a patient advocate and problem solver at Think Whole Person Healthcare in Omaha.
Robin Meier, RN
As a key part of the Click team, Robin works directly with patients in the clinic. Robin’s passion has always been to give a personal touch to patient care – a core value of Click Family Healthcare.
Robin grew up in Harrisburg, NE, and received her Diploma of Nursing from West Nebraska General School of Nursing at Scottsbluff in 1981. After graduation she moved to Kearney, NE. Since then, she has worked at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney Orthopedic/FirstSurgiCenter and Good Samaritan Society Home Health. Robin and her husband Steve farm/ranch south of Elm Creek. They have 2 kids – both now married. Family is very important to Robin and she enjoys spending time with her grandkids. She’s also active in the Kearney community and her church.
Wendi Glendy, RN
Wendi is a key part of the Click Family Healthcare team, working with patients. Passionate about nursing, Wendi wanted to be a nurse since the age of 13. She enjoys the personal connection and relationships with patients and families.
Wendi previously worked at Melham Medical Center, Broken Bow Clinic, Central Nebraska medical clinic and Off Broadway. She enjoys educating patients and seeing them become more informed about their healthcare. She lives on a farm north of Broken Bow and is married to her husband, Adam, with 4 children. She enjoys spending time with family, bowling, playing cards, and staying active in their church.
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
Anne grew up in Kearney, Nebraska. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2010 and has worked as a Registered Nurse in the hospital medical-surgical floor, recovery room, and clinic settings. She acquired her Master’s and graduated with her family nurse practitioner degree in May of 2021 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Anne is married to David and together they have three kids: Miabelle, Lily, and Steven. Anne loves spending time with her family and friends, being outside in nature, creating art, and has a weakness for sour candy!
Jacob Peterson, MD
FAMILY & OBESITY MEDICINE
Jacob Peterson, MD is a board-certified physician by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Dr. Peterson was born and raised in Atkinson, Nebraska. He graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA with a degree in biological health professions and concentration in neuroscience. He performed research in immunology and immune neurobiology through the University of Nebraska of Lincoln and University of Nebraska Medical Center before attending medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). He completed residency in UNMC’s Primary Care Program, a dual training program in internal medicine and family medicine. After residency, he practiced full scope rural family medicine in Holdrege, NE.
Jacob joined Click Family Healthcare in January 2022. His special interests are in obesity and longevity medicine. His goal is to walk alongside you to improve your health span, optimize performance, and reach your health-related goals. He believes in a patient-centered approach, individualizing diagnostic and treatment plans based on a person’s values, cultural, social, economic, and spiritual beliefs.
In addition, Dr. Peterson has expertise in office procedures utilizing minimally invasive and ultrasound-guided techniques, resulting in improved healing time. In particular, he offers ultrasound-based carpal tunnel surgery.
Lori Utemark has been part of the Click Family Healthcare team for a year. Touting 34 years of banking and financial experience, Lori performs bookkeeping and office duties for the clinic. She especially enjoys meeting Click members while in the office.
Lori grew up in a small town in central Nebraska, graduated high school, and moved to Lincoln for college where she met her husband. She spent the next 34 years in bank management and bank compliance consulting, while volunteering in the community and raising two children. After losing her husband to cancer, Lori moved to Kearney and has made it her home. She is active in her local church and enjoys college sports, spoiling her two grandsons, traveling to warm places and time with family. If you see Lori in the office, don’t hesitate to say hi!