Elissa Karels APRN, DNP, FNP-C

Elissa Karels is currently accepting new patients
Elissa Karels - Family Medicine provider at North Mankato Family Medicine

"I thoroughly enjoy working in a smaller clinic environment as it helps me get to know my patients on a more personal level. Developing trusting relationships allows me to not only identify but also prioritize healthcare needs and create positive outcomes for my patients."

Elissa Karels

About Elissa Karels

Elissa Karels, a native of Mapleton, joined the Mankato Clinic in January 2024.

Personal Information & Interests

Elissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, outdoor family activities, listening to audiobooks, cooking, and traveling. She is also on the board of directors for Lasting Imprint, a non-profit organization that aims to support children with congenital heart defect and their families.

Expertise & Clinical Interests

Elissa's clinical interests include preventive medicine, chronic disease management, women’s health, pediatrics, cardiovascular health, and sleep medicine. She also completes DOT physicals.


Doctorate in: Nursing Practice
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Family Nurse Practitioner
DOT Medical Examiner