Heidi Crotteau, CNP
- Adult gerontology
- Hospice Care
- Palliative Care
- Pain management
I am an adult-gerontological certified nurse practitioner with professional interests in geriatrics, hospice and palliative care, and pain management.
Hometown: Andover, MN
Practice philosophy: To create a partnership with my patients and their families to achieve common goals, optimize wellness, and improve quality of life.
I am passionate about: partnering with patients to provide individualized care, because care should be centered on each patient’s unique needs.
If I wasn't a provider, I would be a: veterinarian, because I have been an animal lover since I was a child.
I became a provider to: help people overcome health obstacles and obtain optimal wellness in order to live the best possible life. I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner after working with some very compassionate providers at Mercy Hospital when I was an RN.
My patients have taught me that: taking the time to sit down and allow the patient to communicate their health concerns and goals leads to more a beneficial rapport allows trusting relationships to be built.
One challenge of this career that I enjoy is: approaching the subject of advanced health care planning and talking about end-of-life preferences. It can be a difficult subject for some people, but is such an important topic to discuss.
My personal health goal is: to create a sustainable healthy diet for myself and family.
- Adult gerontology
- Spending time with family and friends
- Bemidji State University
- Anoka Ramsey Community College
- University of North Dakota
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)