Northfield Hospital & Clinics welcomes Galassi and Fitzloff
The Women’s Health Center of Northfield Hospital & Clinics is adding two advanced practice providers, expanding OB/GYN services for women of all ages.
Jill Galassi, an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner with 18 years’ experience, joins the Women’s Health Center from Minnesota Perinatal Physicians in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She will see patients in Northfield.
April Fitzloff, a certified physician assistant, joins the Women’s Health Center from NH&C’s Farmington Clinic. She has 20 years’ experience as a physician assistant. Fitzloff will see patients in Northfield.
Galassi and Fitzloff join the OB/GYN physicians of the Women’s Health Center.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are qualified health care professionals who provide much of the same care and treatment as medical doctors. They are certified to perform many of the same tasks, and work closely with doctors to manage patient care. Many patients choose a nurse practitioner or physician assistant as their primary care provider.
“Adding Jill and April to our team enables us to provide more access for patients for a broad range of services,” says Dr. Dana Olson, medical director for the Women’s Health Center. “With such highly qualified advanced care providers, we can deliver the right level of care for each patient.”
Galassi enjoys getting to know patients and being a part of their lives. Her past experience includes work in high-risk pregnancies, gynecology/oncology, and contraception including Nexplanon birth control implants. Galassi is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.
“The best part of going to work is getting to know patients and being a part of their lives,” Galassi says.
Fitzloff has extensive experience in gynecological care, and a special interest in women’s health, chronic disease management, and acute care. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and a fellow of the American Association of Physician Assistants.
“The best part of my practice is establishing relationships,” Fitzloff says.
In addition to obstetrics, the Women’s Health Center treats a wide range of gynecological conditions, including symptoms of menopause, pelvic pain, heavy or painful periods, bladder function and urinary incontinence, and lower back pain.
The Women’s Health Center begins evening hours on Jan. 16, with appointments until 8:00 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Call the Women’s Health Center at (507) 646-1478 to make an appointment in Northfield, Lakeville or Farmington. Visit northfieldhospital.org to learn more.
About Northfield Hospital & Clinics
Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an independent, integrated health care organization providing a wide range of healthcare services to patients throughout the Twin Cities south metro and southern Minnesota. We combine advanced technology with personalized, patient-centered care to provide excellent service in primary and specialty healthcare.
Northfield Hospital & Clinics has a 100+ year history of serving the healthcare needs of local communities. Our regional approach is designed to provide primary and specialty care services to all residents throughout the region.
Northfield Hospital is a regional medical destination that provides state-of-the-art care in a tranquil environment that’s easy to reach, easy to navigate, and always welcoming.
Clinics include primary and specialty care clinics in Lonsdale, Northfield, Farmington and Lakeville. Specialty clinics include the Women’s Health Center, Cancer Care & Infusion Center, Breast Care Center, Sleep Center, Northfield Eye Physicians & Surgeons and Rehabilitation Services in Northfield and Lakeville. For more information, visit www.northfieldhospital.org.