Minnesota Breast Specialists
7760 France Ave South, Suite 1000
Bloomington, MN 55435
Philosophy of Care
“My practice is based on creating a supportive partnership by respecting individual health values, traditions and personal wellness goals while offering best evidence-based medical care options. In my years of managing complex health conditions, I have learned health meaning and preferences evolve over time. I believe it is important to listen, monitor and acknowledge these dynamic preferences and choices. It is truly an honor to provide guidance, comprehensive education, treatments and advocacy to persons facing elevated cancer health risk."
Michele has been a Certified Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner since 2006 and a RN since 1996. She has most recently spent over a decade specializing in the management of complex health issues and assisting patients and families navigate challenging health choices. She has had a special interest in medical ethics, pain and symptom management, women’s health , patient advocacy, genetics, research and education. In recent years, she has had experience teaching nurses, advanced practice providers and medical residents in the clinical setting and NP students as adjunct faculty College of St Catherine’s.
Areas of Special Interest
- Moderate and High-Risk Breast Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction
- Cancer Genetics
- Palliative and Supportive Care
- Medical Ethics
The high-risk breast clinic focuses on prevention, early detection and surveillance for those at moderate to high breast cancer risk related to personal, family or genetic history. Michele will evaluate breast cancer risk, guide options for patient patients within national guideline recommendations, manage care by scheduled surveillance including imaging and clinical exams as indicated, as well as offer risk reducing medications when appropriate, and/or refer patients to breast surgeons, genetic counselors or medical oncologist for enhanced care needs. This clinic will offer patients and families an opportunity to build an ongoing relationship with specialized providers while facing an elevated breast cancer risk and develop plans to reduce risk.
Michele lives in Twin Cities with her husband, son and two dogs. She loves the outdoors including camping in the boundary waters, trail hiking, running and downhill skiing. She also enjoys yoga, vegetable and flower gardening, cooking, trying new recipes as well as exploring new restaurants.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
Graduate SchoolMasters of Nursing with Adult and Gerontology Specialty: College of St Catherine, St Paul, MN
- American Nurses Association (ANA)
- National Consortium of Breast Centers
- HPNA, ACHPN
- Minnesota Nurse Practitioners MNNP