Dr. Lane Truman, of Lincoln Physical Therapy in Alamo and Caliente, has a new partner, Dr. Kobee Wade.
The son of Gary and Roxie Wade, Kobee Wade is a 2007 graduate of Pahranagat Valley High School. He spent one semester at Dixie State University before going on a two-year LDS mission. He then returned to Dixie State and finished a degree in business administration in 2014. However, he notes, “I always wanted to do something in the healthcare field. I considered dental school as well as a few other options.”
Wade because acquainted with Truman at the Alamo therapy center, “liked what I saw, and decided to pursue that field of health care.”
In 2014, he attended Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, where the mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide a student-centered education that prepares graduates for socially responsible, outcome-oriented, evidence-based, autonomous and collaborative practice.
Wade completed the two-and-a-half year program at the end of 2017.
“The whole last year of PT school is clinical rotations,” Wade said, “three months each. I did my first one here in Alamo with Truman.”
Last April, Wade married Haley Jeffery from Delta, Utah, whom he met in Provo. She is completing her degree as a radiology technician at Weber State University.
“She has pretty much completed all the on-campus work and all her clinical hours, and what is left can be done online,” he said.
In Jan. 2018, Wade was hired on at Lincoln Physical Therapy. “I go to Caliente daily and work with patients at Grover C. Dils Medical Center each morning and at the Caliente Clinic,” he says, “and come back to Alamo three or four days a week.”