Rebecca Palmer joins Gundersen Viroqua as a nurse practitioner and midwife
Gundersen Viroqua Clinic is excited to welcome nurse practitioner and certified nurse-midwife, Rebecca Palmer, to their team.
Palmer provides care to people of all ages and genders. Her areas of specialty include maternity care and women's health services, annual wellness visits for children and adults, sick visits, and management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
"Being a nurse practitioner and midwife allows me to provide primary care for the entire family through all their health experiences," explains Palmer. "As a midwife, I can welcome a baby into the world, then continue to provide care for them throughout childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood. Along the way, if their friends or relatives need a provider, I can see them too. And if I'm lucky, I might even get to bring it full circle and be their pregnancy care provider when they decide to have babies of their own."
Born and raised in Falls Village, Conn., Palmer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. While in college she had the opportunity to spend a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying medical practice and policy. After working in health policy in Washington, D.C., she went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
"I am excited to join Gundersen because of all the resources available within this health system," Palmer comments. "As a primary care provider in a more rural area, I am grateful that Gundersen offers patients access to such a strong specialist network. If there is care that I can't personally offer in our Viroqua clinic, there's always a specialist I can reach out to or another clinic or hospital within the system where I know my patients will get great care."
In her free time Palmer says she enjoys gardening, pottery, cooking, and lately has even tried her hand at fly fishing.
To schedule an appointment with Palmer or one of her colleagues, contact Gundersen Viroqua Clinic at (608) 637-3195.