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Astera Health – Wadena Clinic
4 Deerwood Ave. NW
Wadena, MN 56482

Katie Starns



Ear Nose & Throat ( ENT )


Wadena Specialty Clinic

Special practice interests
Chronic Ear Infections
Rhinitis and Allergies
Hearing Loss
Recurrent Tonsillitis
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Graduate school
North Dakota State University
Undergraduate school
North Dakota State University
What inspired you to get into medicine?
That credit would go to my mother. She was a public health school nurse. I remember going on home health visits with her when I was young. I enjoyed watching her help and educate patients. I never really considered any other careers growing up, outside of health care, because I always knew it was going to be the right fit for me.
What do you like to do in your downtime?
When I’m not at work, I love being with my family. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Ben, and we have two children and two dogs. I love being a mom most of all! We enjoy traveling, biking and spending time on our pontoon on Gull Lake. When I have time all to myself, I enjoy reading.
What is one interesting, unique or fun thing that most people may not know about you?
I grew up on a large farm in Pope County. My dad and older brothers are third and fourth generation farmers. I still enjoy spending time on the farm when we go home to visit, especially now with my kids. Growing up on a farm has given me a strong work ethic and a great appreciation for my dad and brothers.
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