Lisa RetherfordAdvanced Practice Nurse Practitioner

    9With KCHC since 2009

    Specialties: Family Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, and Dietary Education

    Brief description of your professional expertise/experience/reason for choosing your field:  

    I have been a nurse for the past 21 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for 2 years. I love my profession and truly enjoy coming to work each day and taking care of my patients. I believe in treating each patient as an individual and recognizing their unique circumstances. I have spent most of my nursing career working in cardiology and have a strong background in blood pressure management, cholesterol management, and care of the patient with heart disease. I chose to be a nurse because of my passion for helping others and my desire to be challenged every day by the work that I do. I love to teach and use every opportunity to educate my patients about their disease process and ways to improve their health.

    Why did you choose to work for Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc.  

    I chose to work at KCHC because it offered a wide variety of patients with the opportunity to provide comprehensive care for these patients. Working within the community that I live and helping to make a difference is an amazing opportunity. I support the philosophy of KCHC and love that we are able to offer a variety of services to support our patients, including Behavioral Health, Dental, and Case Management services.  Every day offers a new challenge and makes coming to work both professionally and personally rewarding.

    Education Background:  

    I received my BSN from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH in 1996 I received my MSN and FNP certification from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL in 2015

    Board Certifications/Awards/Nominations:

    Board Certified in Family Medicine by the ANCC

    Member of Sigma Theta Tau – Honor Society for Nursing

    Clinical Interests:

    Blood pressure management, Cholesterol management, routine care of children and adults, women’s health

    Lori Wysong