The Physicians Mutual family recently announced the addition of Nicole Mitchell, Michelle Kreft, Peter Larson, Cindy Burbank, Charlene Fila and Clarence Rutledge as career agents of the Great Plains Division Sales Office. As career agents, they will market Physicians Mutual and Physicians Life Insurance Company products in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.

Nicole Mitchell from Omaha joins Physicians Mutual with a registered nurse and bachelors of science in nursing degrees. She has experience working with nursing homes and hospitals. Nicole has been a clinical manager for a pharmaceutical research company and nurse analyst. She enjoys watching her children play baseball and basketball.

Michelle Kreft from Council Bluffs joins Physicians Mutual with a background as a pharmacy technician for 21 years. She also volunteers with Meals on Wheels and enjoys sewing, racing and camping with her family.

Peter Larson from Elkhorn joins Physicians Mutual with a bachelor of science in business administration from University of Nebraska, Chartered Life Underwriter designation and Knights Commander Court of Omaha designations. Peter has 33 years of experience in the insurance industry and belongs to National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Covert Blue Lodge, Tangier Shrine Center and Scottish Rite – Omaha Valley. Peter has also been a Shrine Clown for 18 years, known as “Knickers.”

Cindy Burbank from Omaha joins Physicians Mutual as a certified pharmacy technician who has experience with Medicare drug plans and supplement assistance. Cindy enjoys kayaking and cross country skiing with her son and spending time with her two Maltese pocket dogs.

Charlene Fila from Omaha joins Physicians Mutual with a bachelor of arts in human relations from Doane College in Lincoln and also a masters of arts in health education from University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has 20 years of sales experience with 10 years in the insurance and finance industry. Charlene belongs to the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Honor Sorority for Graduates – Phi Delta Gamma, and volunteers at Lauritzen Gardens and the Humane Society.

Clarence Rutledge joins Physicians Mutual with a background of 15 years of sales in the wireless industry. Clarence is active with Autism Speaks, Urban League of Nebraska and a volunteer at Siena/Francis House in Omaha. He enjoys spending time with his son, Elijah and furthering his knowledge in leadership development.

The Great Plains Division Sales Office is located in Aksarben Village at 6464 Center St, Suite 210 and services the Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota areas. Physicians Mutual Insurance Company offers reliable Medicare Supplement, dental and supplemental health products. Physicians Life Insurance Company provides life insurance coverage and annuities.  For more information, please call (402) 633-1000 or visit