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"I appreciate a challenge in my work, and I enjoy helping patients through their health journey." 

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"I appreciate a challenge in my work, and I enjoy helping patients through their health journey." 

 

Kelly, a board-certified adult nurse practitioner, has experience to treat spinal arthritis in the low back, neck and thoracic regions.

She can help patients with pain due to stenosis, radiculopathy and other nerve pain and neuropathies such as phantom leg pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Kelly has years of experience managing Spinal Cord Stimulators and is able to provide in office injection therapy for some headache conditions.

“Helping patients decrease chronic pain, that can often be a many year cycle, is challenging," Kelly said. “I guide our discussion with kindness and compassion."

Frequently, patients are uncertain of how therapies in the Chronic Pain Clinic will be helpful over their prior treatments. When patients meet with Kelly, they review previous treatments and discuss additional multi-modal treatment options, since more than one treatment at a time is often necessary.

Kelly strives to be a kind, empathetic listener and provide a patient-centered approach to care. She works with patients to educate and focus on the whole body in their long-term treatment plan.

“We discuss the complexity of the pain syndrome, and its relationship to sleep and mood," Kelly said. She works with her patients to plan a treatment approach that may include injections, medication, exercise and diet modifications.

When patients are suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions, this approach pairs self-management and help from multiple treatments to improve the patient's quality of life.

The Chronic Pain Clinic offers multiple treatment types, or a multi-modal approach. Patient care teams can include providers from multiple areas, which offers high-quality care to address complex pain needs. Kelly has many years of experience treating patients experiencing difficult to manage pain. “I'm proud to help patients as a part of this team, which has been providing the highest quality treatments available for decades," she said.

Kelly earned her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

​When able, Kelly travels to appreciate nature in the National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges. Locally, her passions include preservation of native plants and animals and bird watching. She enjoys snowshoeing and weaving in the winter.

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  • Professional Societies
    American College of Nurse Practitioners American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

    Board Certifications
    Adult Nurse Practitioner: 2011

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.3
out of 5 (84 ratings, 16 comments)
4.3
Provider explanations of my problem
4.3
Provider concern for my questions
4.3
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.3
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.2
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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April 19, 2021
Feel she is very up to date on what is available for my condition.
April 20, 2021
Would like my wife to see her.
June 7, 2021
Excellent.
June 25, 2021
Kelly is awesome! She takes good care of me. So easy to talk to.
July 16, 2021
A dept./provider who listens & believes in you & your pain and wants to help.
August 24, 2021
She listens, engages well, asks questions, welcomes input. Allows me to be very involved in everything, decision making and treatment.
September 28, 2021
Nothing bad to say.
October 15, 2021
Kelly is very understanding cares about her patients does everything she can to ease their pain.
November 3, 2021
Excellent visit.
November 22, 2021
I felt like the appointment was great I really have trust in my provider.
December 17, 2021
Kelly is very knowledgeable & informed. She took the time to show me my MRI results and explained it very well.
February 11, 2022
Very very good experience.
November 5, 2021
she is going a lot to try to help me.
February 15, 2021
Was good to have alternative treatment opportunity
January 18, 2022
At my visit, had a pain score of 7-8 she showed little concern & did nothing to help. She told me that an upcoming procedure would not help.
August 9, 2021
No rating given
She didn't listen to my health problems
August 9, 2021
No rating given
She didn't listen to my health problems
January 18, 2022
At my visit, had a pain score of 7-8 she showed little concern & did nothing to help. She told me that an upcoming procedure would not help.
February 15, 2021
Was good to have alternative treatment opportunity
November 5, 2021
she is going a lot to try to help me.
April 19, 2021
Feel she is very up to date on what is available for my condition.
April 20, 2021
Would like my wife to see her.
June 7, 2021
Excellent.
June 25, 2021
Kelly is awesome! She takes good care of me. So easy to talk to.
July 16, 2021
A dept./provider who listens & believes in you & your pain and wants to help.
August 24, 2021
She listens, engages well, asks questions, welcomes input. Allows me to be very involved in everything, decision making and treatment.
September 28, 2021
Nothing bad to say.
October 15, 2021
Kelly is very understanding cares about her patients does everything she can to ease their pain.
November 3, 2021
Excellent visit.
November 22, 2021
I felt like the appointment was great I really have trust in my provider.
December 17, 2021
Kelly is very knowledgeable & informed. She took the time to show me my MRI results and explained it very well.
February 11, 2022
Very very good experience.
February 15, 2021
Was good to have alternative treatment opportunity
April 19, 2021
Feel she is very up to date on what is available for my condition.
April 20, 2021
Would like my wife to see her.
June 7, 2021
Excellent.
June 25, 2021
Kelly is awesome! She takes good care of me. So easy to talk to.
July 16, 2021
A dept./provider who listens & believes in you & your pain and wants to help.
August 9, 2021
No rating given
She didn't listen to my health problems
August 24, 2021
She listens, engages well, asks questions, welcomes input. Allows me to be very involved in everything, decision making and treatment.
September 28, 2021
Nothing bad to say.
October 15, 2021
Kelly is very understanding cares about her patients does everything she can to ease their pain.
November 3, 2021
Excellent visit.
November 5, 2021
she is going a lot to try to help me.
November 22, 2021
I felt like the appointment was great I really have trust in my provider.
December 17, 2021
Kelly is very knowledgeable & informed. She took the time to show me my MRI results and explained it very well.
January 18, 2022
At my visit, had a pain score of 7-8 she showed little concern & did nothing to help. She told me that an upcoming procedure would not help.
February 11, 2022
Very very good experience.
February 11, 2022
Very very good experience.
January 18, 2022
At my visit, had a pain score of 7-8 she showed little concern & did nothing to help. She told me that an upcoming procedure would not help.
December 17, 2021
Kelly is very knowledgeable & informed. She took the time to show me my MRI results and explained it very well.
November 22, 2021
I felt like the appointment was great I really have trust in my provider.
November 5, 2021
she is going a lot to try to help me.
November 3, 2021
Excellent visit.
October 15, 2021
Kelly is very understanding cares about her patients does everything she can to ease their pain.
September 28, 2021
Nothing bad to say.
August 24, 2021
She listens, engages well, asks questions, welcomes input. Allows me to be very involved in everything, decision making and treatment.
August 9, 2021
No rating given
She didn't listen to my health problems
July 16, 2021
A dept./provider who listens & believes in you & your pain and wants to help.
June 25, 2021
Kelly is awesome! She takes good care of me. So easy to talk to.
June 7, 2021
Excellent.
April 20, 2021
Would like my wife to see her.
April 19, 2021
Feel she is very up to date on what is available for my condition.
February 15, 2021
Was good to have alternative treatment opportunity

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