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Donald Dunow, CNP

My Care Philosophy

I believe that we cannot achieve health goals if those goals are not realistic for the individual. Similarly, these health goals cannot be achieved if the client isn't involved in the goal planning process. Clients need to be heard. Providers always talk about healthcare needing to be holistic but that does not happen if care is driven solely by the healthcare provider.

Healthcare should be a symbiotic relationship between the client and their provider. Taking care of yourself means more than taking a palmful of pills prescribed to you. Each client requires a careful assessment of balancing medicine with self-care and prioritizing what is important and realistic to each of us in our own journey.

Clinical Interests:

Preventive health, functional medicine, chronic disease management, mental health and stress management, community health, LGBT+ health, sexual health.

Education:

Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner, Grand Canyon University
Master of Science – Audiology, Rush University
Bachelor of Science – Nursing, Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Science – Speech Pathology & Audiology, Illinois State University
Associate of Science – Nursing, Gateway Community College

Licenses/Certification(s):

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, AANP
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Minnesota and Arizona
Registered Nurse, Minnesota and Arizona
Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), American Heart Association

Personal Interests:

  • Music
  • Home renovation and improvement
  • Travel
  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • Fishing
  • Family, friends, and dogs
Affiliations Nordhaus Clinic / Northeast Minneapolis