LAKE CITY, Minn. — Three physicians familiar with the Lake City area are joining the team of providers at Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City. Janet Chestnut, M.D., will care for patients of all ages in the clinic. Brian Kelly, M.D., and Anne Liwonjo, M.D., will serve patients in the hospital.
Dr. Chestnut most recently worked in the Emergency Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota Methodist Hospital, both in Minneapolis. She is a board-certified family medicine physician. She spent the last 15 years providing emergency care. Dr. Chestnut has special interests in wellness and preventative medicine. She is looking forward to returning to her roots in family medicine.
“I’m very excited to see patients in the Lake City community. I enjoy getting to know my patients and partnering with them to achieve optimal health,” says Dr. Chestnut.
Dr. Kelly, who has been caring for clinic and hospital patients in Wabasha for 18 years, transferred his practice from Mayo Clinic Health System in Wabasha to Lake City. He also will serve as a hospitalist. He earned his medical degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. He completed family practice residency at Siouxland Medical Education Foundation in Sioux City, Iowa. He also completed an internship in a surgical program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Kelly is board-certified in family medicine.
Dr. Liwonjo provides primary care at Mayo Clinic Health System’s clinic in Wabasha. Beginning in February, Dr. Liwonjo will dedicate part of her time as a hospitalist in Lake City. She earned her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, British West Indies. She completed residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She is board-certified in family medicine.
Hospitalists are board-certified in family medicine or internal medicine and specialize in treating patients with multiple complex medical diagnoses in a hospital setting.
Mayo Clinic Health System previously announced the addition of six other providers. Mootaz Younis, M.D., works as a hospitalist. Physician assistants Jonathan Wright, Stacy Nelson and Emily Langer provide care in the Emergency Department. Nurse practitioner Amy Frank and physician assistant Srdjan Milosavljevic provide primary care in the clinic. In addition, Joel Cassingham, M.D., sees patients in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Lake City, as well as Red Wing.
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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 Georgia, 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.