Kathleen Lamphere, Psychiatric and Recovery Nurse Practitioner, has joined the NorthLakes – Ashland recovery team and will see patients of all ages. She joins the clinic with many years and a variety of experience in nursing, medicine, and helping others, including establishing long running health programs in a variety of states such as Al-Anon support groups, WIC services, and working to bring about HIV Awareness. As a PNP, Lamphere will work closely with the Recovery Team to ensure patients have access to medication assisted treatment as needed.
“Being a member of the Northlakes community provides me an individual opportunity to be a part of a group of people who are committed to helping people within their community to access and utilize appropriate care services for the treatment and prevention of illness,” states Lamphere. “ I am especially interested in raising the standard of health and healthcare within the Ashland community and surrounding service areas to the highest level possible. It is a fact that when individual people in a community become more healthy, the community as a whole becomes more healthy.”
Lamphere received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Minnesota State University – Moorhead and her Bachelor of Science, Nursing from University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. She continued her education at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota where she earned her Master of Science, Nursing and then a Post Masters Certification from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
When asked about how she works with patients she said, “My practice is patient centered. I work from a no judgement base and believe in being accessible, accountable and empathetic. I like to engage people to be actively involved in their healthcare planning and goal setting. Everyone involved with patient care must do their part in the process in order to achieve positive and optimum outcomes (providers, patients, staff, etc.). I seek to foster trust and positive rapport with people. I believe in having hard conversations in a gentle, forthright manner. I enjoy teaching people about diagnosis, treatments, medications, and prevention. I like to tailor patient care specifically to the needs a particular patient has.
Lampere loves animals and playoff hockey (“it’s the best”), is learning to play the cello and loves spending time with her daughter and two grandsons.
If you would like more information about our recovery program, call 888.834.4551.