Kelly Chandler, MS, PHN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Practice philosophy: Humans with mental health issues can survive and thrive. The right treatment can be life changing. Healthy support systems are important to recovery and should be included whenever possible.
What are you passionate about and why? I enjoy working with youth, especially when they have small successes such as moving into mainstream classes from smaller settings or being able to attend field trips, eat lunch with peers, and make friends or attend family events.
If you weren't a health care provider, what would you be? Educator.
Why did you become a provider? Mental illness was a part of my family growing up. I have a passion for families who struggle and wanted to make a difference in their lives.
What is something you have learned from your patients? Positive supportive relationships are key to patients' success.
What is one of the challenges of this career you enjoy? And why? Working with hesitant families who eventually choose to treat their children and realize how well their children are doing once we begin.
What is your personal health goal? Eat a variety of vegetables daily and drink water.
- College of St. Scholastica
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)