Elissa Karels APRN, DNP, FNP-C
"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."
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.
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- Doctorate in: Nursing Practice
- South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- DOT Medical Examiner