Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Written by Jennifer Bender

PLHS Adds Nurse Practitioner to Staff

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes Kris Goens, FNP-C to the nephrology staff. She joins Tina Melanson, MD, FNKF, FACP and Kari Fleming, PA-C in the care of patients in the Prairie Lakes Nephrology Clinic and Kidney Dialysis Units in the region.

Goens graduated with her nurse practitioner degree from University of Northern Colorado and then completed a program in nurse midwifery from University of Colorado. She has over twenty years experience as a certified family nurse practitioner in Colorado and South Dakota. A Brandt native, Goens has vacationed to Watertown for years and is looking forward to bring her experience back home.

“Over the course of my career I have served patients in a variety of unique specialties,” said Goens. “I am passionate about personalized care and look forward to joining the Prairie Lakes Nephrology group in Watertown. Our goal is to provide high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care to achieve excellent outcomes in a very specialized group of people. I’m excited to offer my services to the patients in the rural communities once again.”

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