Donna Ewy, MD (family medicine) recently achieved board certification in the subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Wichita Clinic Bethel: Dr. Ewy achieves board certification

Donna Ewy, MD (family medicine) recently achieved board certification in the subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.
She also is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  
Dr. Ewy joined Wichita Clinic in 2000 and sees patients at Wichita Clinic Bethel, 720 Medical Center Dr. in Newton. Appointments can be made by calling 284-5155.
With more than 160 doctors practicing in more than 40 specialties, Wichita Clinic, PA ( is one of the state’s largest outpatient multi-specialty group practices and is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.
Owned and operated by Via Christi Health, Wichita Clinic presently has 13 locations in Kansas and the Wichita metropolitan area.  More than a half million patient visits were made to Wichita Clinic in 2010. Wichita Clinic currently operates in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties.

Successful Kansas CPA exam candidates announced

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Accountancy announced 90 candidates successfully passed the computerized CPA examination in the October/November 2010 exam window.
Passage of the national exam is the first step to becoming a certified public accountant. To be eligible to receive a permit to practice, an experience requirement first must be met.
Locally, Susan Harder of Newton and Jennifer Rector of Hillsboro passed the exam.

Allstate Insurance Co. ramps up recruiting in Kansas

Allstate Insurance Co. has announced its intention to appoint 19 Kansas agency owners by the end of 2011. Allstate’s new and existing agencies in the state also will hire nearly 30 licensed sales professionals through the year.
This news comes after December’s report issued by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stating Kansas stood at an unemployment rate of 6.3 percent, unchanged from the previous month and above the national average.
Allstate is focusing on Kansas professionals who may feel limited in their careers and are looking to start their own business in a recession-resilient industry. Across the Sunflower State, Allstate appointed nine new exclusive agents in 2010.
Kansas’ marketplace represents key consumer touch points in Allstate’s broader strategy to aggressively expand the provider’s auto insurance presence statewide, while staking a stronger claim in items like boats, recreational all-terrain-vehicles and motorcycles, a news release stated.
“We see a significant opportunity in the current economy to attract entrepreneurs and mid-career, mid-level managers who are looking to own and operate their own business and represent Allstate in Kansas,” London B. Bradley, Allstate’s West Central Regional Sales Leader, said in a news release.
“We continue to work with our existing Allstate agents, business brokers and through our own recruiters to find professionals with financial or sales backgrounds who are dedicated to customer service, and now we are looking to consumers to help with referrals.”
Allstate Insurance Co. in Kansas is offering a $5,000 referral award to anyone who refers a candidate who is qualified by our team of recruiters and appointed as an Allstate agent in 2011. Candidates need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency.
“Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business,” Bradley said. “Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency. No other branded insurer has this option.”
Interested candidates can apply to become an Allstate agent by logging on to or by calling 1-877-711-1006.

—Compiled by Ashley Bergner/Newton Kansan