Kelly Aue said that she has been “doctoring”
since she was a child. Her sister endured
a chronic illness, and Aue would often
accompany her on visits to the doctor and
for treatments. This experience instilled in her
a desire to pursue a career in medicine. It also
affected how she approaches patient care.
“Taking care of sleep disorders definitely
requires a holistic approach, because the
entire family is affected by a patient’s
inability to get sleep,” she noted. “Symptoms
such as exhaustion, breathing problems and
irritability can cause strains in relationships.”
Said Aue, “Part of my job is to be approachable and knowledgeable, to understand the difficulties patients and their families face, and keep them well informed. The reward from working with patients and their families is to be able to get to the bottom of the problem, and then see the improvement that comes from good treatment.”
Aue earned her graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner.
She and her husband Dale, have four children. They live on a hobby farm and raise Percheron draft horses. She enjoys riding and showing these horses, running, scrapbooking and spending time with her family.