Provider Spotlight: Dr. Mandel, ER Maverick & Locum Tenens Physician

Meet our Team


Jennifer Phelps

Billing Manager
(314) 336-4385

Union, Missouri

What is a day at work like?
Never the same two days in a row.

What do you like most about your job?
A lot of what I do is like putting together a puzzle. Sometimes I feel like an investigator finding all the pieces. I like the fact that it’s never the same.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
On a beach, anywhere. My career goal is professional beach bum.

Who is your favorite author?
I have many. I love to read, mostly romance or mystery novels. My all-time favorite book is Shell Silverstein’s ”Where the Sidewalk Ends,” so I guess he would be my pick. I even have a tattoo that was designed from a character in the book.

What food do you crave the most?
I love all food! Pizza, Sushi, Mexican, Pasta

What is your greatest fear or pet peeve?
Pet Peeve – lack of attention to detail
Fear – water where I can’t see the bottom…and snakes

What is your favorite website? (Google doesn’t count), I love to get coupons and stack them and get stuff really cheap or even free. Being a single mom I like to save whenever I can.

What is your favorite sport or team?
Cardinal’s baseball and all of my son’s Union Wildcats teams (baseball, basketball, football).

If you could only listen to one musical genre what would it be?
I couldn’t. I’m a music lover! I listen to all kinds of music depending on my mood. Music is one of the few things that can take you back to a certain place at a certain time.

What’s your favorite time of the year?
I like living in Missouri because I love all four seasons. I don’t really have a favorite time of year.

Tell us your favorite quote, and tell us who said it if you can.
“You can’t fail if you never stop trying.” – Yogi Bear says this in the movie

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My children. They make me proud every single day!