SPRINGFIELD, Minn. — Ashley Schmitt, nurse practitioner and Christi Vogel, nurse practitioner, both providers for Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield, will also soon provide family medicine services in Lamberton. Their arrival comes on the heels of the announcement that Kristina Carlson, nurse practitioner, will be transitioning full time to providing care in the nursing home setting in Springfield and Lamberton. As family medicine providers, Schmitt and Vogel help care for people of all ages with preventive treatment and illness evaluation. They will start seeing patients in July.
“I’m originally from Springfield,” says Vogel. “I grew up and started my career as a nurse here. It’s extremely rewarding to come back and help provide care to the people throughout this region.”
Vogel earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing from Excelsior College in Albany, New York. She later received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice for Family Nurse Practitioner from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Health System, Vogel worked as a nursing educator at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington, Minnesota.
“As a family medicine provider, you get to know the whole patient and entire families,” says Schmitt. “Watching them grow through the years and seeing the follow up of their health care is really rewarding.”
Schmitt received her training from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Health System, Schmitt worked for eight years in the Cardiology department at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn., before moving back home to work at the Springfield Hospital.
“We are excited to welcome Ashley and Christi to the Lamberton practice,” says, Scott Thoreson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield administrator. “Keeping our communities healthy by providing preventive health care services is an important goal we continually strive to meet.”
Schmitt says her professional interests include cardiology, pediatrics and prenatal care, as well as sports medicine and anticoagulation. Vogel says her professional interests include women’s health, chronic disease management and allergy and asthma.
Call 507-752-7375 to schedule an appointment.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
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