Karen Wessendorf, FNP - Primary Care - Bronson Healthcare

Karen Wessendorf, FNP-BC

Family Medicine, Primary Care
Karen Wessendorf

Accepting new patients

Location Information

Profile

After watching her 8 year old cousin be treated for cancer, Karen knew she wanted to become a nurse. After working in a hospital as a maternal-child health staff nurse, as well as a home health care nurse, and teaching nursing at a local community college for ten years, she wanted to make a more of a direct impact in patient’s lives. This prompted her to return to earn her master’s degree and become a family nurse practitioner.

Karen says faith and family have impacted her most in her life. She feels privileged to come to work and care for God's people. When it comes to her close-knit family, they have been tested many times with medical crises and loss. Through it all, they have remained close and maintained a very strong faith. These valuable life experiences help Karen minister to patients and families every day because she knows first-hand what it feels like to be the patient rather than the provider.

In her free time, Karen particularly enjoys being with her granddaughter, who she provides daycare for on her days off with her husband, who is retired. She also values spending time with her immediate and extended family, traveling (including abroad), reading and golfing.

Gender

Female

Language(s)

  • English

Related Services

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Credentials

Other Education

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing

Education

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Bachelors of Science in Nursing

At your first appointment, your new provider will review the medicine you have been taking. They may talk to you about other options, including changing to different medicine.

This provider follows CDC guidelines for childhood shots (also called vaccinations). Please choose another Bronson provider if you do not plan to vaccinate your child.

This provider cannot see patients who take controlled substances for pain management. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider does not provide care for patients who take more than two prescribed medicines on a regular basis. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider cannot provide care for patients who are under the age of 18. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider asks women to see an OB/GYN provider for gynecological exams. He welcomes women for all other healthcare.

This provider doesn’t provide care for patients who take behavioral health medicine. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider isn’t currently accepting new Medicaid patients. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider cannot provide care for patients who are above the age of 18. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider is currently only accepting pediatric patients. If you are over the age of 18, please choose another Bronson provider.

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