We’re very proud to introduce you to our newest behavioral health team member, Kerry Reuter, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is currently seeing patients ages 16 and above at Fairview Mesaba Clinic in Hibbing.
Reuter grew up outside of Duluth and after graduating high school moved into a rural area between Duluth and Hibbing. She attended Hibbing Community College for her RN degree and later went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She then decided to expand from the role of registered nurse and return to school for advanced practice nursing. Reuter graduated from The College of St. Scholastica in May 2023 with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, and became board certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
For the past five years, she worked at Essentia Health in Duluth. She decided to move to Fairview Range so she could focus on helping the rural population with mental health.
“The ability to provide psychiatric and mental health care services to rural and underserved populations who have limited access was an enormous draw to Fairview Range,” explains Reuter. “For ten years of my nursing career, I worked with underserved populations in rural areas and have seen firsthand the burden they bear regarding health care access. On a personal level, I have lived rurally my entire adult life and am familiar with the challenges this unique demographic is faced with. As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I strive to improve patient care and outcomes by bridging that gap in rural areas.”
When she isn’t serving patients, she keeps busy with her kid’s activities, cheering on University of Minnesota Duluth Hockey, and enjoying lake life that’s abundant in our region.
If you’re interested in working with Reuter, ask your provider for a referral during your next check-up. You can schedule an appointment by calling 218-362-6937.
If you are in crisis, here are some options available 24/7: text Range to 741741 for a free, confidential crisis text line, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) for free support, dial 911, or go to the nearest Emergency Department.