Meet Our Team

Malia DeJong, FNP-C


Malia DeJong, FNP-C

Professional Biography

Malia is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in ENT seeing Adult and Pediatric Patients. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2016 with experience in Family Practice and acute care. As a registered nurse she worked in the Intensive Care Unit for 9 years. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from Graceland University in 2016 and is nationally board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

On her days off, Malia enjoys spending time outside, traveling, photography, sports, and just being with her husband and two kids.


Missouri State University– 2008
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graceland University– 2016
Master of Science in Nursing


  • Muscular Dystrophy Association

Activities and Organizations

  • Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Member of ENT for the PA
  • Member of American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF)

See what patients are saying about Ascentist Healthcare.

“Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and professional. I was extremely early to my appointment, and they were able to get me in sooner, which was unexpected and lovely. The building itself was very swanky.”
Emeline F., Merriam, KS
Emeline F.
Merriam, KS
“Loved this place for our 3 year old!! We did originally have her tubes done elsewhere and will not be going back due to loving Ascentist so much!”
Jessica M., Kansas City, MO
Jessica M.
Kansas City, MO
"People with allergies and or anything that deals with your sniffer, should come to this place. Our daughter had surgery here but its relatively quick and not too painful. Staff was very nice. If it helps your loved ones, check into it."
C., Lee’s Summit, MO
Lee’s Summit, MO
"The care, compassion, professionalism, and friendliness from the doctors and staff are hard to beat. I enjoy each visit and a piece of me will be saddened that I will no longer need to go into the office much longer (because he listens and is great at his job), Dr. Foster listens, cares, and is ready to tackle my concerns. I am grateful to be referred to Dr. Foster and hope others are receiving the same experience!"
Sharon R., Ascentist Healthcare patient
Sharon R
Merriam, KS

Trust Ascentist Healthcare for Premier Medical Services in Kansas City and Beyond

From primary care to major surgery and everything in between, Ascentist Healthcare brings specialists and physicians together in one place to provide comprehensive healthcare for our patients.