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Integrated Care Team

Heather Pett-Taylor, MD

“I believe knowing a patient’s story allows me to better understand each persons health needs.  By meeting our patients in their homes, we are able to enrich that story and further partner with them, their family and the health team to achieve the goals the patient chooses.” – Heather 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, MN

Kelsey McFarlane, PA-C

As a former staff at a group home, I know that meeting patients regularly in their homes enhances medical care and allows meaningful relationships to blossom. I strive to empower my patients to make choices that improve their health, dignity, and independence.  -Kelsey McFarlane

  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Society, and Environment, University of 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 was able to serve. 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
  • Masters of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Science, Bethel University, Roseville, MN

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
  • Masters of Science – Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Saint Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
  • Bachelor of Science – Nursing, Winona State University, Winona, MN

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, Minn.
  • Master of Science, Exercise Science, Minor, Physiology, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Bachelor of Elective Studies, Emphasis in Science, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn.

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