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Clinic: 507.642.5200
Urgent Care: 507.642.3255
Hospital: 507.642.3255
121 Drew Ave SE, Madelia, MN 56062

Elissa Karels, DNP, CNP, FNP-C

Elissa is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner in our Lake Crystal Clinic. She is native of Mapleton, Minnesota and began her career with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Presentation College. She was a Registered Nurse for 8 years working in intensive care, the emergency department and in gastrointestinal endoscopy prior to receiving her Nurse Practitioner Certificate and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from South Dakota State University. Elissa completed a family practice clinical residency with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Elissa has a passion for preventive medicine, pediatrics, cardiovascular health and sleep medicine. She has volunteered at the Mankato Marathon, Pedal Past Poverty, MN Mission of Mercy, and enjoys teaching nursing students as a student nurse preceptor. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Minnesota Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau.

Elissa enjoys spending time outside with her family, traveling, going to concerts, and cooking. She is honored to serve in the community she lives in, and looks forward to developing relationships with her patients.


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