Alyssa Jackson, FNP
Just a few miles outside of Wadena, where the wilds of Minnesota dominate the landscape, Alyssa Jackson, FNP, is chasing chickens and riding horses. Alyssa is the newest provider at the Sebeka Clinic and she is determined to bring a down-to-earth style of care to the rural clinic.
Alyssa grew up in Lancaster, a small community in northwestern Minnesota. She is no stranger to rural communities and the hardworking people that make up their unshakable foundations. She wants to help those people live healthier and fuller lives.
“I grew up in a really small town in northern Minnesota and have always felt drawn to rural health. I enjoy the relationships that I am able to establish with my patients and families and feel that rural healthcare just has a different feel.”
Prior to finding her home at Tri-County Health Care, Alyssa worked as a registered nurse for six years in a wide range of positions. She has experience in long-term care, surgical nursing and the emergency department. As a nurse practitioner, she has spent time in hospice, palliative, and primary care.
Alyssa lives on a small farm with a herd of animals. She has a passion for the outdoors and enjoying everything Minnesota has to offer. When she isn’t practicing medicine, Alyssa spends time with her dogs and horses, Merit and Belle. She competes in barrel racing throughout Minnesota.
“Growing up, my dad always had a horse, and he had me riding since before I could even walk. Once I started, I was just hooked. My mom bought me a pony when I was about 11 and he is what piqued my interest in showing horses,” said Alyssa. Animals have always been a huge part of her life and she loves to compete! “I grew up competing at the local county fair in 4-H and the local fun shows. I got more into barrel racing after I graduated high school and have been competing ever since.”
Alyssa started at the Sebeka Clinic in early July. Please call 218-631-3510 to schedule an appointment and follow Tri-County Health Care on social media for regular updates.