New supervisor, larger team of practitioners at Garrison clinic

Nicole Kallberg, RN, Supervisor, Riverwood Garrison Clinic

RiverwoodHealthcareCenterwelcomes Nicole Kallberg, registered nurse and supervisor for its full-service family medicine clinic in Garrison. She brings 14 years of nursing experience to her new role managing the day-to-day operations of the clinic.

Previously, Kallberg worked in labor and delivery unit at various hospitals, in orthopaedics at Central Lakes Clinic in Crosby, and spent 11 years working in orthopaedics and hospice at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth.

Kallberg earned her certification as a licensed practical nurse fromAnokaHennepinTechnicalCollegeand went on to become a registered nurse, completing her associate degree in nursing fromLake SuperiorCollegein 2005.

“I love working in the clinic setting where you really get a chance to know the patients you care for,” Kallberg says.  “I grew up in Hillman and went to school in Onamia so the Garrison and Lake Mille Lacs communities are home to me.”

Over the past few months, the team of health care practitioners who see patients at Riverwood’s Garrison Clinic has grown. Patients now have access to three physicians—Dr. Janelle Trueblood, Dr. Jessica Hodson and Dr. Don Hughes—and six nurse practitioners—primarily Lisa Gerhart.  Jackie Barney, Jen Burgos and Jeri Gilb cover Saturdays and occasionally some weekdays. Janet Larson and Melissa Magnuson offer more specialized care. Larson offers mental health care and Magnuson brings expertise in diabetes care. In addition, Dr. Brad McCusker, offers podiatry care on the second Tuesday of each month.

In addition to being open Monday through Friday, the clinic offers convenient Saturday hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Other services on site include a retail pharmacy with drive-through window and a dedicated physical therapist offering rehabilitation services.

Barb Fulton, clinic and outpatient services manager, adds: “We now have a dedicated team of practitioners who are regularly scheduled to see patients in Garrison. They offer a full range of family medicine, from obstetrics and pediatrics through geriatric care.”

For an appointment at Riverwood’s Garrison Clinic, call (320) 525-3400 or toll-free at (888) 270-1882.

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