Jackie Fonua, PA-C

My name is Jackie Fonua. I am a physician assistant with Dr. Civish and I have been working with him since early 1996. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City. I attended West High School where I met my husband, Stoney. We have four very good children, two beautiful grandchildren, and a lovely daughter-in-law.

After getting married, I attended Weber State. This is where I received my degree in nursing. I have worked 15 years in the nursing field, 14 of those years in emergency rooms at various hospitals in Salt Lake. I returned to school in 1995 to become a Physician Assistant. My training was done at the University of Utah with an emphasis in Family Practice.

Although I miss the emergency department a great deal, I feel that there is a more important need for primary care providers. This has been a very rewarding experience for me. It has allowed me to see all aspects of health care, including preventative services which I feel is one of the most important aspects of health care today.

Working at Jordan Meadows Medical Center has also been a nice experience. Since I live in the area, it gives me a chance to help the many people that live in our community. I hope that I will be able to continue with this for many years to come.