He is an instructor in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and
the Pediatric Advanced Life Support program, and helps make sure the
hospital maternal child unit is well qualified to care for premature infants
and infants with other life-threatening problems at birth.
As faculty, Dr. Jantz provides supervision for medical
students, nursing students and undergraduates going into medical fields.
He has been published in several leading professional journals.
After finishing his residency, Dr. Jantz served at Pine Ridge
Indian Reservation in South Dakota for over three years. During that
time, he was instrumental in bringing a Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
feeding program to the Reservation, and was Senior Clinician for the
Aberdeen Area of the Indian Health Service. During his stay in Pine
* The Ogalala Lakota Tribe awarded him WA OHI YE WAN KA TUYA
* the governor of South Dakota named July 11, 1989, "Dr. Jon
Jantz Day" in honor of his outstanding service to children in South
* he was a medical consultant on both "Tragedy at Pine Ridge"
for NBC News with Tom Brokaw, which won an Emmy award,
* and also for "Born Drunk" on National Public Radio with Noah
Adams, which received a Bronze Award for Outstanding Health Journalism.
Dr. Jantz has served on the Committee on Native American
Child Health, a national committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
He is currently serving as the President of the Kansas Chapter of the
American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Jantz is married, and the father of three children.
Philosophy of Practice - "Individually,
we're good. Together we're awesome."
Dr. Jantz strives for excellence in pediatric and adolescent
care. This is usually best achieved by parents, their child or
adolescent and their pediatrician ALL participating in decision making.
When the team works together, the outcome exceeds the sum of the parts.
Every effort will be made to prevent the overuse and abuse of
medications and antibiotics (often overused in treatment of colds and the
flu) and steroids (often overused in asthma). Overuse of antibiotics
results in resistance and decreased effectiveness in both the patient and
the community. Overuse of steroids depresses the immune system and
leads to weight gain, among other side effects.
Dr. Jantz had rheumatic fever as a child and remembers the
trauma. He firmly believes in avoiding unnecessary labs, x-rays or
other tests. When tests are needed, we make our best effort to be
firm, gently and efficient, using appropriate pain control.
Newton Medical Center
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