Kerri Patton, MSN, FNP - Healthy Lifestyles Program
Kerri is from St. Joseph, MO. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995 from Missouri Western State University and worked in ICU for 11 years. In 2005, she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Missouri-Kansas City and went on to become certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. While in St. Joseph, she worked for a local cardiology group and later at an Internal Medicine practice.
After moving to West Des Moines in February, 2012, she worked in Family Medicine for UnityPoint Clinic (formerly Iowa Health Physicians & Clinics).
She has additional experience teaching critical care to nursing students at the bachelorette level. Her clinical interests include weight management, hypertension,and hyperlipidemia.
Kelsey Ermels, RD, LD - Registered Dietitian
Kelsey received her Health Promotion degree from the University of Iowa
in 2005 and began working as a weight loss counselor. Wanting to learn
more about nutrition, Kelsey pursued a Dietetics degree at Iowa State
University in 2008 and started working as a clinical dietitian shortly
thereafter. Kelsey received her Certificate of Training in Adult Weight
Management in November 2012. She is passionate about motivating
individuals through behavior change and dietary changes necessary for
weight loss, acting as a nutrition resource to patients throughout their
weight loss transformation.
Kelsey says "It is my goal to help motivate and encourage people to
make positive behavior changes that will impact the rest of their life. I
want to help our patients reach their weight loss goals by providing
them with the tools they need to be successful."