I was born and raised in the countryside
outside of Frankfurt, Germany. Since my mother is from Minnesota, I visited my
grandparents often and came to see the Midwest as my home away from home. I
entered medical school thinking I was going to spend time in Africa working
with aid and relief projects. Plans changed, and during my final year of medical
school I joined my grandparents for a few months. During that time I lived in
rural Minnesota and had the fortune to work with a wonderful family doctor. His
practice style and his close connections with his patients deeply impressed me.
The concept of family practice, taking care of the entire family and being able
to see patients in the clinic and the hospital, providing care when and where
patients needed care to be given, made perfect sense to me. My husband and I
came to the US in the fall of 1999 and I started training in Family Medicine at
the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Our two wonderful daughters were born. After
residency we moved to Chippewa Falls. My husband plunged into stay-at home-dad
stardom and I was fortunate to join Family Health Associates whom I worked with
for 7 years until I opened up my own practice at Sunrise Family Care Clinic in
2010. My interests outside of work include spending time with my family
outdoors in the summer and winter, horseback riding, reading and traveling.
Improving the health of the community we live in is very important to me and I
am fortunate to be able and share in community health projects in Chippewa
County. We as a family love the Chippewa Valley and feel very much at home here
among this wonderful fun and friendly community!
Katherine Keisler, FNP-BC
is trained in Family Medicine. She will add her expertise and caring to our
team. Katie will help us provide you
with the excellent and timely care we strive for.
Katie will be offering same
day appointments as well coverage during times Dr. Mary is out of the office.
training in Family Medicine has included general internal medicine, pediatrics
and women’s health. Prior to becoming a certified nurse practitioner she has
worked as RN at Luther Hospital. Due to
her experience she is comfortable taking care of patients with complex medical
understands practicing family medicine means combining cutting edge medical
knowledge with a caring heart and deep interest in people.
Ann began her studies at Winona State Univertisy in Winona,
MN with her Nursing degree in 1985. She moved to Wisconsin to obtain her
masters degree in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire in
Building on her nursing degree, she continued her education by obtaining
her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from the University of
Massachusetts, Boston in 2015.
In her spare time, Ann likes to spend time reading and gardening.
was born and raised in Chippewa Falls. I love this area, so I returned
here after college. Becoming a nurse has been a lifetime dream. I
received my BSN at UW Oshkosh, graduating in 1982. As a new grad, my
first job experience was an 8 year stint at Bloomer Community Hospital,
where I was fortunate to have learned a great deal from seasoned nurses
in all aspects of nursing. I then took a position at St.Joseph’s
Hospital, where I worked for 20 years. Now an experienced med/surg OER
and ambulatory care department. 6/2010 I was fortunate to be accepted
here at Sunrise Family Care Clinic. I am married and have two wonderful
sons whom we are so proud of. Our oldest is a graduate of UW Stout with
an Environmental Science degree and has a job as a licensed Arborist.
Our youngest is studying at UW Steven’s Point, and he has also joined
the Naval Reserves. My interests outside work include travel, reading,
crafts, walking, and time spent on my hammock. I am blessed to have been
chosen for this position, giving me the opportunity to work with
Dr.Landwehr in meeting and caring for patients here at Sunrise Family
I lived most of my life in Chippewa Falls. I am married to Kevin and have three daughters
Aimee, Sara and Jamie who I am very proud of.
Aimee has her Ph.D in Epidemiology and works for the CDC in Fort
Collins, Colorado, Sara is a Clinical Social Worker at Mayo Health Systems in Eau Claire and Jamie is a High
School Math Teacher at Lester Arnold in Commerce City, Colorado. I have four grandchildren Luca, Liam Gracie
and Jillian who I spend as much time as I can with when I am not working.
I attended the Catholic school system from grades 3-12. I
worked in the Chippewa Falls School District as a Clerk Secretary and
Administratrive Assistant. I went back
to school at CVTC in Eau Claire to become a Certified Medical Assistant. I love working in the health care field where
I get to meet and help people.
When I am not working, I spend time with my elderly parents,
working in my garden and creating
scrapbook pages of my family. My
family is the most important thing to me so I enjoy my time with them. I love Chippewa Falls and am glad to be a
citizen of this community.
I am glad to be a
part of the Sunrise Family Care Clinic Team.