Elissa Karels, DNP, CNP, FNP-C

Family Medicine

Same-Day Appointments Available, Call 507.726.2136.

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Presentation College
Nurse Practitioner Certificate from South Dakota State University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from South Dakota State University

Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Additional Information:
Native of Mapleton, Minnesota.
Was an RN for 8 years working in intensive care, the emergency department and in gastrointestinal endoscopy prior to receiving her Nurse Practitioner Certification. Completed a family practice clinical residency with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Has a passion for preventive medicine, pediatrics, cardiovascular health and sleep medicine.
Volunteered at the Mankato Marathon, Pedal Past Poverty, MN Mission of Mercy, and enjoys teaching nursing students as a student nurse preceptor.
Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Minnesota Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau.
Enjoys spending time outside with her family, traveling, going to concerts, and cooking.
Honored to serve in the community she lives in.

Lake Crystal Clinic
Phone: (507) 726-2136