Dr. Whitney Nelson Joining Lakes Regional Family Medicine

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Dr. Whitney Nelson wearing a burgundy blazer and black top

Whitney Nelson, D.O., a family medicine physician joining Lakes Regional Family Medicine, will begin seeing patients on September 7, 2021.

Dr. Nelson recently moved to the lakes region after completing her family medicine residency in Wichita, Kansas through the Via Christi Family Medicine Residency program. Dr. Nelson grew up in Audubon, Iowa and is happy to be living in the lakes area. She said, “I am very excited to join the lakes region and start putting down roots. I have greatly missed small town life and am looking forward to making the lakes area my home.”

Dr. Nelson received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. She then went on to receive her medical degree from Des Moines University. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Dr. Nelson provides care to the entire family from newborns to older adults. She has interest in all areas of medicine but enjoys focusing her practice on prenatal and obstetric care, well and sick childcare, women’s health, well adult care and management of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and mental health. She chose family medicine as her specialty because of the spectrum of care and the relationship with patients. “I can’t imagine anything better than providing prenatal care, delivering the infant and then providing subsequent well child care, creating a lasting multi-generational patient-physician relationship,” she said. “Through family medicine, I am able to provide holistic, full-spectrum care, walking with patients of all ages through the most joyous and vulnerable moments of life.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nelson, call Lakes Regional Family Medicine at 712-336-3750.


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