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New nurse practitioner comes to Detroit Lakes

Nurse Practitioner Susan Ross is joining Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes as a hospitalist as well as a family medicine provider in urgent care.

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Susan Ross (Submitted by Essentia Health)

Nurse practitioner Susan Ross is joining Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes as a hospitalist as well as a family medicine provider in urgent care.

As part of the hospitalist team, Ross will care for patients who are hospitalized due to illness or injury. Her work in urgent care will include providing an intermediate level of care for illnesses and injuries that are not life-threatening but may need X-rays or lab tests.

“Working in nursing for over 20 years, I understand the importance of evidence-based practice,” Ross said. “I have always been impressed with the emphasis that Essentia places on evidence-based practice and community.”

Ross earned her degree at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

“I often say I didn’t choose to work in health care, health care chose me,” Ross said. “I enjoy taking a patient’s case, gathering information, determining the problem and then working with the patient and their family to fix and prevent the problem in the future.”

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Ross also said, “While I am trained and enjoy working with all ages of the lifespan, I really enjoy working with the geriatric population. Our elders are one of our most precious gifts, frequently not taken seriously and often overlooked."

To see Susan Ross’ full profile, visit EssentiaHealth.org and click on “Doctors and Providers.”

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