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Carissa A. Bonner

Carissa A. Bonner, C.P.N.P., M.S.

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Provider Type: Nurse Practitioner

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Biography

Carissa Bonner, C.P.N.P., M.S., is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner who cares for patients at MidMichigan Community Health Services’ School Based Health Center in the Houghton Lake High School.

Carissa has always worked in pediatrics, beginning in pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplantation. “After working in the field of pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplantation, I wanted to be in the preventative side of healthcare to help children avoid disease and poor outcomes,” she said.

Philosophy of Care

Carissa’s approach to pediatrics is based on providing care and respect, while maintaining a listening ear. She also has a goal of empowering her community’s youth.

Starting with a thorough, well-thought-out evaluation, assessment and plan of care, she finds it satisfying to help a child or teen feel better, whether the problem is an ear infection or depression. She also likes to hear her young patients’ ideas and dreams for the future and have them feel important.

Outside of work, Carissa enjoys sports, including kayaking, biking, boating, horse showing, Red Wings hockey and cross country skiing.

She welcomes patients to her practice at the School Based Health Center in the Houghton Lake High School. To make an appointment, call (989) 366-2061.

Special Interests and Procedures

  • Adolescent health
  • Sports medicine
  • Mental health 

Gender

  • Female

Year Began Practicing

  • 2010

Board Certified

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Languages

  • English

Education

Education

2010
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Michigan Chapter of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Philosophy

"Children are the living message we send to a time we will not see. Let's help them grow physically and mentally to reach their potential and be successful in this world."

Participating Insurances*

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue ( Medicare Advantage)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • TriCare Prime
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • TriCare Standard
  • TriCare for Life
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Priority Health - Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Cofinity
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Specialty

  • Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Primary Care)
  • Pediatrics (children)

Employed By

MidMichigan Community Health Services

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