(Rhinelander, WI) -- Ministry Medical Group (MMG) is pleased to announce that Julie Olson, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), has joined the Rhinelander Riverside clinic located at 1020 Kabel Avenue. Although she is based in Rhinelander, in her role as a Primary Care Float NP for the Northern Region, Olson will be providing care to MMG clinics in Crandon, Laona, Eagle River, Tomahawk and Woodruff.
Not sure what a Nurse Practitioner is? A Nurse Practitioner is Your Partner in Health…providing high-quality primary, acute and specialty health care services similar to those of a physician. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with advanced education (most have master’s degrees) and advanced clinical training. They bring a unique perspective to health services in that they deliver a unique blend of nursing and medical care. Along with clinical services, NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education and counseling, and guiding patients to make smarter health and lifestyle choices. Among their many services, NPs can order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-ray. They can diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, and injuries. They can prescribe medications and other treatments. Patients who are seen by NPs report an extremely high level of satisfaction with the care they receive.
Prior to joining Family Practice at MMG, Olson provided care for the previous fifteen years as a Registered Nurse at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. Olson has a special interest in providing medical care for all ages, including patients with a variety of acute and chronic illnesses.
“I believe in developing a caring relationship with my patients, based on honesty, trust and respect,” said Olson.
Olson completed her Master of Nursing degree from Concordia University, Mequon, and her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.
“I value the opportunity to provide care using a holistic approach, which requires active listening and open communication, added Olson. “I will take into consideration my patients physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs.”
When she is not caring for patients the Tomahawk native enjoys reading, camping, spending time outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
To schedule an appointment with Julie Olson, FNP, at Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander, please call 715.361.4635. The clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to serve you and your family.
Ministry Health Care is an integrated Catholic health care delivery system serving over 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry operations generate nearly $2.3 billion in annual operating revenue and include 15 hospitals, 47 clinics, and nearly 12,000 employees including nearly 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
Ministry was founded more than 120 years ago by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother to further the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor. Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of health care systems in the country.