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Lisa Bjornson paints the clinic in Atwater that beginning May 4 will be served by a nurse practitioner from Willmar's Family Practice Medical Center. The move occurs one year after Atwater's only doctor, Stephen Olsen, retired, forcing residents to drive elsewhere to receive care. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Family Practice nurse practitioner to begin seeing patients in small town


A small town's desire to provide health care for its residents, especially its elders, has resulted in a new relationship with a medical provider and a new focus on wellness.

Beginning May 4, Laura Winn, a certified nurse practitioner from Willmar's Family Practice Medical Center, will begin seeing patients in Atwater. Winn will be moving into the city-owned clinic, which has been renamed the Atwater Wellness Center.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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