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​​“I enjoy providing family health care for all ages.”

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Kirsten Vetterkind is a family nurse practitioner who has a special interest in women's health, diabetes and dermatology.

Vetterkind has a strong commitment to volunteer work. She completed a mission to Guatemala with a “Faith in Practice" medical/surgical team. She has also been active in tobacco cessation coalitions and was an EMS volunteer for many years.

Originally from the Wisconsin northwoods, Vetterkind attended the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She then attained her nursing degree from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin and her masters in Family Health Nursing from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

Prior to joining Marshfield Clinic Health System, Vetterkind was part of a family practice in a western North Dakota oil-boom town.

“In my free time I am active with the Rib Knights Snowmobile Club, and I also enjoy boating, skiing and hunting," she said.

Vetterkind has three sons. She stays busy being part of their school, PTO group and church. ​

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  • Professional Societies
    American Association of Nurse Practitioners

    Board Certifications
    Family Nurse Practitioner: 2013

    State Licenses
    North Dakota Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.6
out of 5 (96 ratings, 19 comments)
4.5
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.6
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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March 22, 2023
Kirsten is amazing! She had a hand in saving my LIFE.
April 18, 2023
I appreciate the way that Kirsten problem solves with me, gives me options to proceed, and explains the pros and cons before I make a decision.
April 19, 2023
Kirsten is an excellent provider. She is well informed, conscientious, listens and communicates well. I like her caring attitude. I highly recommend her as a health care provider.
September 20, 2023
I highly recommend Kirsten Vetterkind N/P she takes the time to answer all my questions without me feeling rushed.
October 2, 2023
I was given all the time I needed to go through all concerns & questions. I did NOT feel rushed. I felt listened to & cared about.
October 3, 2023
Kirsten DOESN'T make you feel rushed. She is very good at what she does.
October 27, 2023
She does a great job listening to my concerns/issues. Very helpful with the questions I had. She puts me at ease! Good at getting my prescriptions refilled.
November 21, 2023
She was great too!
November 23, 2023
She always listens and together decide on the next step to resolve the issue at hand.
November 29, 2023
Kirsten Vetterkind is a truly wonderful provider and I would recommend her to anyone if she was accepting new patients. I have never felt as heard and valued as a patient as I do in her care.
December 11, 2023
She is very easy to talk to and she listens to my concerns and always gives me good advice
December 13, 2023
Very enjoyable visit!! Thank you!
December 19, 2023
Already have recommended her!
December 28, 2023
Kirsten is very easy to talk to and very thorough in noting and answering and the choices in treatment options.
January 15, 2024
Vetterkind is the best
April 17, 2023
Kirsten Vetterkind was amazing - she took the TIME to listen to me on every concern I voiced - great discussions on drugs, the good vs side effects/next steps/future testing etc.
June 5, 2023
It was wellness check there weren't. Any problems.
March 13, 2023
NP seemed preoccupied with other things. I wanted to discuss several things as she was new to me. She asked me to limit my concerns to 3 but then never completely addressed any of them....
April 25, 2023
I feel the doctor wasn't listening to my needs
April 25, 2023
I feel the doctor wasn't listening to my needs
March 13, 2023
NP seemed preoccupied with other things. I wanted to discuss several things as she was new to me. She asked me to limit my concerns to 3 but then never completely addressed any of them....
June 5, 2023
It was wellness check there weren't. Any problems.
April 17, 2023
Kirsten Vetterkind was amazing - she took the TIME to listen to me on every concern I voiced - great discussions on drugs, the good vs side effects/next steps/future testing etc.
March 22, 2023
Kirsten is amazing! She had a hand in saving my LIFE.
April 18, 2023
I appreciate the way that Kirsten problem solves with me, gives me options to proceed, and explains the pros and cons before I make a decision.
April 19, 2023
Kirsten is an excellent provider. She is well informed, conscientious, listens and communicates well. I like her caring attitude. I highly recommend her as a health care provider.
September 20, 2023
I highly recommend Kirsten Vetterkind N/P she takes the time to answer all my questions without me feeling rushed.
October 2, 2023
I was given all the time I needed to go through all concerns & questions. I did NOT feel rushed. I felt listened to & cared about.
October 3, 2023
Kirsten DOESN'T make you feel rushed. She is very good at what she does.
October 27, 2023
She does a great job listening to my concerns/issues. Very helpful with the questions I had. She puts me at ease! Good at getting my prescriptions refilled.
November 21, 2023
She was great too!
November 23, 2023
She always listens and together decide on the next step to resolve the issue at hand.
November 29, 2023
Kirsten Vetterkind is a truly wonderful provider and I would recommend her to anyone if she was accepting new patients. I have never felt as heard and valued as a patient as I do in her care.
December 11, 2023
She is very easy to talk to and she listens to my concerns and always gives me good advice
December 13, 2023
Very enjoyable visit!! Thank you!
December 19, 2023
Already have recommended her!
December 28, 2023
Kirsten is very easy to talk to and very thorough in noting and answering and the choices in treatment options.
January 15, 2024
Vetterkind is the best
March 13, 2023
NP seemed preoccupied with other things. I wanted to discuss several things as she was new to me. She asked me to limit my concerns to 3 but then never completely addressed any of them....
March 22, 2023
Kirsten is amazing! She had a hand in saving my LIFE.
April 17, 2023
Kirsten Vetterkind was amazing - she took the TIME to listen to me on every concern I voiced - great discussions on drugs, the good vs side effects/next steps/future testing etc.
April 18, 2023
I appreciate the way that Kirsten problem solves with me, gives me options to proceed, and explains the pros and cons before I make a decision.
April 19, 2023
Kirsten is an excellent provider. She is well informed, conscientious, listens and communicates well. I like her caring attitude. I highly recommend her as a health care provider.
April 25, 2023
I feel the doctor wasn't listening to my needs
June 5, 2023
It was wellness check there weren't. Any problems.
September 20, 2023
I highly recommend Kirsten Vetterkind N/P she takes the time to answer all my questions without me feeling rushed.
October 2, 2023
I was given all the time I needed to go through all concerns & questions. I did NOT feel rushed. I felt listened to & cared about.
October 3, 2023
Kirsten DOESN'T make you feel rushed. She is very good at what she does.
October 27, 2023
She does a great job listening to my concerns/issues. Very helpful with the questions I had. She puts me at ease! Good at getting my prescriptions refilled.
November 21, 2023
She was great too!
November 23, 2023
She always listens and together decide on the next step to resolve the issue at hand.
November 29, 2023
Kirsten Vetterkind is a truly wonderful provider and I would recommend her to anyone if she was accepting new patients. I have never felt as heard and valued as a patient as I do in her care.
December 11, 2023
She is very easy to talk to and she listens to my concerns and always gives me good advice
December 13, 2023
Very enjoyable visit!! Thank you!
December 19, 2023
Already have recommended her!
December 28, 2023
Kirsten is very easy to talk to and very thorough in noting and answering and the choices in treatment options.
January 15, 2024
Vetterkind is the best
January 15, 2024
Vetterkind is the best
December 28, 2023
Kirsten is very easy to talk to and very thorough in noting and answering and the choices in treatment options.
December 19, 2023
Already have recommended her!
December 13, 2023
Very enjoyable visit!! Thank you!
December 11, 2023
She is very easy to talk to and she listens to my concerns and always gives me good advice
November 29, 2023
Kirsten Vetterkind is a truly wonderful provider and I would recommend her to anyone if she was accepting new patients. I have never felt as heard and valued as a patient as I do in her care.
November 23, 2023
She always listens and together decide on the next step to resolve the issue at hand.
November 21, 2023
She was great too!
October 27, 2023
She does a great job listening to my concerns/issues. Very helpful with the questions I had. She puts me at ease! Good at getting my prescriptions refilled.
October 3, 2023
Kirsten DOESN'T make you feel rushed. She is very good at what she does.
October 2, 2023
I was given all the time I needed to go through all concerns & questions. I did NOT feel rushed. I felt listened to & cared about.
September 20, 2023
I highly recommend Kirsten Vetterkind N/P she takes the time to answer all my questions without me feeling rushed.
June 5, 2023
It was wellness check there weren't. Any problems.
April 25, 2023
I feel the doctor wasn't listening to my needs
April 19, 2023
Kirsten is an excellent provider. She is well informed, conscientious, listens and communicates well. I like her caring attitude. I highly recommend her as a health care provider.
April 18, 2023
I appreciate the way that Kirsten problem solves with me, gives me options to proceed, and explains the pros and cons before I make a decision.
April 17, 2023
Kirsten Vetterkind was amazing - she took the TIME to listen to me on every concern I voiced - great discussions on drugs, the good vs side effects/next steps/future testing etc.
March 22, 2023
Kirsten is amazing! She had a hand in saving my LIFE.
March 13, 2023
NP seemed preoccupied with other things. I wanted to discuss several things as she was new to me. She asked me to limit my concerns to 3 but then never completely addressed any of them....

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