Jay A. Pickett, MD
Dr. Jay Pickett has been practicing medicine in the Waterloo area
since 1990. He graduated from University of Illinois Chicago
Medical School and completed his residency at Medical College
of Georgia. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice
and belongs to several professional organizations such as the
American Academy of Family Physicians, Illinois Academy of Family
Physicians, Illinois State Medical Society and the American Medical
Dr. Pickett's sense of community runs deep. He knows the importance
of family, community, and friendships. Currently, Dr. Pickett serves
as the team physician for Columbia High School and is a member
of the Waterloo Rotary Club, Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and Sigma
Chi Fraternity. Dr. Pickett provides sports physicals to many Monroe
County schools and to kids participating in the Special Olympics.
He has served on the Pastoral search committee at St. Paul United
Church of Christ in Waterloo, as the team physician for the Waterloo
High School football team from 1990 to 2005 and various committees
for Red Bud Regional Hospital.
Dr. Pickett and his wife Linda reside in Waterloo and have 3
children: Jonathan, Emily and Christopher.
Shanna Witges, FNP-C
Shanna Witges, FNP-C grew up in rural Washington, Missouri and took interest in medicine at a young age. She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing at Deaconess College of Nursing and her master’s degree at St. Louis University. She brings twenty plus years of experience with her to the practice. She and her husband live in Columbia with their four children and have lived in Monroe County for many years.
Service to others is very important to Witges. She is active in her church, Immaculate Conception in Columbia, and participates in an annual trip, similar to Habitat for Humanity, traveling to Cairo, Illinois. The church group repairs homes, cleans up yards, installs handicap accessible ramps, along with collecting food and clothing to be distributed to the needy in the community. Additionally, she traveled on a mission trip to Ecuador in an effort to provide basic medical care to local people. Her experience on the mission trip had great impact with respect to appreciating how well blessed we are in the United States with an excellent health care system. She hopes to travel once again to South America to help those in need.
In her spare time, Shanna enjoys cycling and is participating in a 50 mile ride, Pedal for the Cause, in September 2015; the ride raises money for cancer research. She also enjoys traveling, reading and cooking. She spends time with her family at their cabin, on her husband’s family farm in southern Illinois. She and her family take pleasure in hunting, hiking, and relaxing around the fire.
Shanna has a particular interest in women’s health issues and preventative care. She seeks to make sure that women, who are caregivers to everyone else, are also well cared for themselves. She focuses on management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and improving the overall health of her patients. Shanna’s primary goal is prevention of major chronic illness. Furthermore, she is a certified DOT Medical Examiner and provides DOT physicals.
Diane Backes, Office Manager
Medical Assistants: Danielle Aubuschon, Megan Juenger, Tanya Wild
LPN: Nicole Blaylock
Clerical: Connie Piel, Savahna Scheibe, Virginia Thompson
Providing healthcare to families
in the community since 1990.