Kelly Zellmer-Wam, CNP
- Geriatric medicine
- Adult - Gerontology
- Acute care
- Palliative Care
- Healthy Aging
What is your practice philosophy? Providing individualized care that is centered on care of the whole person, including physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural and environmental well being.
If I wasn’t a provider, I would be a: Interior designer, because I love remodeling homes and designing spaces that create that feeling of happiness and contentment.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? To help others on their health journey. As someone who grew up surround with nurses, I realized that this career path was an opportunity to make a difference in peoples lives.
Something I have learned from my patients is: Every person comes with a unique story that has impacted the paths that they have chosen through life. These stories are an important foundation to understand how you can best serve your patients’ needs.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is (and why): Health care is individualized to each person; it is not a one size fits all scenario. I enjoy this, because it challenges me to continually learn and find ways to connect with people on how to improve their health and overall quality of life.
My personal health goal is: To make a positive impact on my families health by setting a good example by living a healthy lifestyle, including healthy food choices and staying active.
What is the best thing you’ve done for your health or the best health advice you’ve received? “The greatest wealth is health”—without good health it is hard to enjoy all that life has to offer.
What are you most proud of? My family—motherhood has shaped me as a person in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Two of the greatest lessons it has taught me is patience and empathy.
What are a few of your personal achievements? Becoming an advanced practice registered nurse and being a mom.
- Geriatric medicine
Years of experience
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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)