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Float Team

Deborah Whitcomb, PA-C

“Promoting healing through connection and community is my passion. My goal is to create a safe space in which people can talk, openly, about what is really going on in their lives without fear of judgment, abandonment or criticism. I believe this approach honors individual needs and allows for the appropriate treatment option to be accessed and delivered at the right time.”  -Deborah Whitcomb

  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Heather Horgen, PA-C

I am honored to be a caregiver at Bluestone where open communication with patients and family allow me to develop healthy relationships to provide the best possible care. I will listen to each patient’s needs and stories with compassion and respect, which provides a foundation to treat my patients as a whole person, while still promoting independence. -Heather Horgen, PA-C

  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Master of Science in Anatomy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
  • Bachelor of Biology, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, River Falls, WI

Carolyn Schmitt, PA-C

I have been providing patient care for the past 12 years to a multitude of ages. I have always felt a special connection with the more mature adult population. I use evidence-based medicine along with each patient’s individual circumstance to achieve the best outcome. -Carolyn Schmitt, PA-C

  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

Elly Bruders, CNP

“As a Nurse Practitioner, my philosophy is to provide compassionate, empathic and professional care to all those I am privileged to serve. I believe health care is all about developing relationships through listening and understanding the needs and
goals of both the patient and family. Having personally experienced walking with a mom who suffered from dementia, I know the challenges and gifts that come along the way. I love the geriatric population and the opportunity to listen to their stories,
wisdom and life experiences.” -Elly Bruders, FNP-C

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Concordia University, Mequon, Wis.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wis.

Our teams collaborate with the facilty/community staff to bring the highest level of care. If you would like to send a message to any team member, please log into the Bluestone BridgeSM Communications Exchange network on this website.

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