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Integrated Care Team

Sarah Kane, PA-C

"I believe that every person is a valuable member of our community and is worthy of compassionate care. As a physician assistant, I am honored to have the opportunity to provide quality care that is responsive to each patient’s preferences, needs and values.” —Sarah Kane, PA-C
  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Master of Arts, Management, College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts, Management, College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota

Richard Grode, CNP

"Providing healthcare to patients in an environment that is familiar to them allows me to see the whole picture of health. I am better able to provide consistent quality care to the whole person.” —Richard Grode, CNP
  • Certified Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science, Nursing – Nurse Practitioner, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Anna Renner, PA-C

"As a previous group home staff member, I understand how important having access to regular medical care is. By being formally trained in a rural healthcare setting, this has allowed me to take a more personal approach while providing patient‐family centered care. I utilize evidence‐based medicine to have my patient and their family’s best interest in mind.”—Anna Renner, PA-C
  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York
  • Bachelor of Science, Biopsychology, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lisa Howe, PA-C

"The science of medicine is always interesting but the best part of providing health care is the connection with people. We all have our own stories and experiences. Interacting and caring for people provides a space for those stories to intersect. That convergence allows for deeper understanding and transformation, each time changing me, always with the goal of improving the other person's life.” —Lisa Howe, PA-C • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon • Master of Science, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois • Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Cornell College of Iowa, Mount Vernon, Iowa

Marisa Felker, PA-C

"My mission as a provider has always been to be a stable caregiver with a focus on compassion, integrity, and open communication. In my previous experiences I have learned that this is essential to developing strong relationships and providing quality care. It is such a privilege to continue to advocate and strive for patient autonomy in my career with Bluestone.” —Marisa Felker, PA-C • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Society, and Environment, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Heather Pett-Taylor, M.D.

“I believe knowing a patient’s story allows me to better understand each person's health needs. By meeting our patients in their homes, we are able to enrich that story and further partner with them, their families and the health team to achieve the goals the patient chooses.” —Dr. Pett-Taylor
  • Board Certified, Family Medicine
  • Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program, Director
  • Residency, Duluth Family Practice Residency Program
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joy Adams, PA-C

“After working as a group home staff member for over five years, my perspective and values were radically altered by the residents I served. They taught me to appreciate the little things in life that truly matter, such as seizing the moments that we’re gifted with and discovering opportunities for laughter. I am genuinely humbled to once again come alongside this community so that I can attend to them with honor as a result of the impression they have left on me.” —Joy Adams
  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science, Bethel University, Roseville, Minnesota

Jennifer Bryant, APRN, CNP

“I enjoy working with older adults because of their warmth, wisdom and trust that allows me to develop strong relationships and deliver the best care possible to each unique patient. I am passionate about including a patient’s family and community in their care to help them maintain a life of independence and dignity.” —Jennifer Bryant
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science, Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Saint Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota

Natalie Cowell, CNP

“As a nurse practitioner, I believe patient care includes compassion, empathy and trust, as well as medical knowledge. Being able to bring that type of care to patients in their own home adds a level of care that allows me to provide a truly holistic model of health.” —Natalie Cowell, CNP
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science, Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Associate of Science, Nursing, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brian Traeger, PA-C

"I am honored to work with geriatric and special populations. Caring for my father and grandmother as their early-onset Parkinson’s progressed has shown me it is a privilege to have the ability to affect someone’s life positively. I will treat all patients with respect while striving to preserve their dignity and autonomy. —Brian Traeger, PA-C
  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Master of Science, Exercise Science, Minor, Physiology, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Elective Studies, Emphasis in Science, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota

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