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Team Hatlestad

Preston Hatlestad, MD

“I came to Bluestone because I enjoy working with the elderly. By seeing my patients on a regular basis I am able to build a relationship with not only my patients, but their families and the nursing staff at the community. It’s a team approach to medicine.” – Dr. Hatlestad

  • Board-Certified, Family Practice
  • Family Practice Residency at University of Minnesota, St. John’s Hospital Family Residency Program
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Jessie Waks, CNP

“I am passionate about caring for those who live in residential care. I really enjoy working to help others maintain independence, comfort, and dignity during such an important time of life.” – Jessie Waks

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Specialized in Geriatrics
  • Masters of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College of St. Catherine

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

Kimberly Tatton, APRN, CNP

“I really enjoy working with geriatric patients and their families. It is rewarding being given the opportunity to meet with each patient on a monthly basis. Frequent visits allow me to help the patient and their family meet their healthcare goals and needs without leaving the comfort of their home.” -Kimberly Tatton

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Licensed Advance Practice Nurse
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Program Metropolitan State University School of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Metropolitan State University School of Health Sciences

Yvette Miller, CNP

“As a Nurse Practitioner I am honored to be entrusted with the care of all patients I see. I think it is important to provide a collaborative approach and take into consideration the concerns of everyone involved in the patient’s care. I especially enjoy working with the geriatric population and look forward to developing relationships with each patient and their family.” -Yvette Miller

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Practice, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Anoka Ramsey Community College, Anoka, MN

Kate Hallock, PA-C

“Caring for the geriatric population is a privilege, and I am devoted to providing holistic, compassionate care to these individuals in the comfort of their homes. I look forward to visiting them on a regular basis and establishing trustworthy relationships with them, their families, and caregivers. To reach old age is a blessing and to serve them is my joy.” -Kate Hallock, PA-C

  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Kelly Hemmer, CNP

“I strive to develop trusting relationships with my patients, their families, and other caregivers to empower informed decision making and promote living as comfortably and fully as possible. I enjoy helping patients with the unique challenges and complexities that accompany aging.” -Kelly Hemmer, CNP

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science, Nursing, Metropolitan State University, St Paul MN
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Bethel University, St Paul MN

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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