Risa received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1992 from College of St. Benedict. In 1999 she completed her master's degree in the Adult Nurse Practitioner program from St. Catherine's University. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is an active member of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
Since 2005, Risa has dedicated her time to work in the medical and cosmetic fields of dermatology. Her passion and expertise for full-spectrum dermatology are recognizable and respected. She is trained, qualified and experienced in diagnosing, treating and prescribing therapies and medications for a wide range of dermatological conditions. Risa will be providing full body skin checks, mole removal/skin biopsies, excisions, acne management, chronic skin disease management, and more! She has an artistic, keen eye when it comes to injectables. She also has advanced training experience in Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra. She also has been a Certified Allergan Trainer for new providers.
Risa is both personable and efficient. She focuses on listening to patient needs and customizes the best treatment for the patient and their condition. She was born and raised in the Chokio area. After living in the metro for 22 years, she is thrilled to be back HOME! in her spare time, Risa enjoys spending time gardening, cooking for family and friends and relaxing at the cabin.