Physician Assistant Megan Marlatt Kempf has joined Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Orthopedics Clinic in Brainerd.

“Choosing Essentia wasn’t a decision made in a week or even a month’s time, but rather a culmination of events over many years that lead to a loyalty and respect for the organization as a whole and a specialty team that I wished to become a part of,” says Marlatt Kempf.

Marlatt Kempf is a graduate of Brainerd High School. She earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of St. Francis in Albuquerque, N.M. She is certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants.

“I’m a hometown girl that is so thankful and excited to be able to serve our community,” explains Marlatt Kempf. “It will be a privilege to care for generations of family and friends making a difference in their quality of life.”

Nurse Practitioner Rhoda Rees has joined the Weight Management Department at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic in Brainerd.

 “Essentia offered me an opportunity that aligned perfectly with my philosophy in life: the importance of adapting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for disease prevention and management,” says Rees.

Rees earned a master’s degree in nursing from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“Take care of yourself. Incorporating a lifestyle that focuses on healthy diet and activity, appropriate amount of sleep, and controlling stress plays a significant role in the health of your mind, body and spirit,” explains Rees. 

To schedule an appointment with Megan Marlatt Kempf, call (218) 829-7812. To schedule an appointment with Rhoda Rees, call (218) 828-7100.

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