“I wanted to go into family medicine
to provide primary care services to the
community that I live in,” said Andrea
Heller, Marshfield Clinic family nurse
practitioner and Merrill native. “I enjoy
discussing preventive services available to
patients as well as lifestyle changes to help
improve health. I also feel it is important
to help patients with chronic illness learn
to understand and manage their disease,”
she said. Andrea sees children and adults
for short-term illness and injury as well
as managing chronic conditions such as
asthma or diabetes.
She enjoys helping patients through
diagnosis, treatment and education.
“Patient education is very fulfilling. I treat dynamic health problems that affect many parts of my patients’ lives, so I work closely with them and their families during the treatment process. Careful listening to their concerns, providing quality care and education helps my patients continue to lead active lives.” Andrea says listening and respecting their wishes help her provide the best care possible. She chose to be part of Marshfield Clinic because its value of putting people first strongly mirrors her own beliefs.
A native of central Wisconsin, Andrea and her husband Ross, a mechanic, live with their
young son, Prestin, in the country just north of Merrill. She says, “I’m very outdoorsy. Our family loves horseback riding, hunting, fishing, camping and working on our family farm.” Andrea says she especially loves riding her horse, Babe, and teaching Prestin how to ride.
Andrea is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and advanced practice nurse prescriber. She received her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix and her advanced practice nurse practitioner certification at Concordia University of Wisconsin.