Dr. Nick Jenkins, MD
Dr. Nick Jenkins is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician with more than seventeen years of experience managing both acute and chronic illnesses. Dr. Jenkins received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2005. He graduated from Residency, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2009.
After residency, he stayed in Indiana, where he worked as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist for seven years at Witham Hospital in Lebanon, eventually earning the rank of Lead Hospitalist. In 2016, he sought more teaching opportunities and moved his practice to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Jenkins’ interest in educating and coaching patients and medical students has not gone unnoticed; for the past five years, he has received multiple clinical teaching awards from St. Vincent Hospital, including Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020.
In addition, his passion for educating and coaching others stems from why he became a physician. Dr. Jenkins became a physician to interact with people, be of service, help patients, and make a difference. His philosophy of care is that a physician must seek to
connect with patients to help coach them toward better health outcomes. His approach to patient care has always been to treat the patient the way that he would want to be treated.
While working in outpatient and hospital settings, he eventually realized that his philosophy of care was impossible under the traditional healthcare model. He wanted to prioritize his mission to help patients reach their personalized health goals. So, in 2022, he transitioned to the direct primary care model, where he puts patients first, establishing genuine relationships and serving patients without the heavy documentation requirements and barriers.
Dr. Jenkins’ motto is caring like family. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing with his three daughters.