Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a Minor in Women’s Studies; Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner
“As a provider, I am dedicated to personalized care. I care for the whole patient: physical, emotional and spiritual health. I am detail oriented. I always make it a point to take a moment out of the day to ask questions and to really get to know my patients.” –Lindsay Schehr, APNP
Lindsay Schehr, Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner, knows Portage intimately. Being her hometown, returning here to practice in Divine Savior Healthcare’s Family Medicine department was a welcoming choice.
“I enjoy the local area,” Lindsay says. “It is community oriented and there is an appealing character where people are friendly and genuinely care about each other.”
The decision to practice medicine was one that was instilled in Lindsay at a young age, inspired by a community where a local hospital and nearby health care was commonplace. Throughout her years of training as well, Lindsay was able to see the benefits of nursing all around her.
“There was not a specific one individual who influenced me to go into the medical field,” Lindsay tells us. “It was multiple teachers and providers growing up. I witnessed exemplary care, compassion and leadership in their roles advocating and caring for patients.”
Selecting the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for her schooling, Lindsay first acquired her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a Minor in Women’s Studies. Next, she continued on for her Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner. During this time Lindsay was able to maintain a GPA of 3.88 and was inaugurated into the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing.
While undergoing her continuing education, Lindsay continued her employment in the nursing field. Because of her persistent dedication to the field and her studies, by the time of Lindsay’s graduation she had already been a practicing in the field of nursing for seven years.
“I’m used to the fast pace. I like to stay busy, be helpful. When I first started studying I also earned my pilot license at the same time as nursing school and work. I like staying busy when it’s things I enjoy,” Lindsay shares.
Prior to her practice at Divine Savior Healthcare, Lindsay has focused on pediatric care, women’s health and obstetrics as well as health and chronic disease management. Lindsay has also worked with translators and utilized foreign language materials to provide care to Hmong and Spanish speaking patients.
“The most rewarding aspect is knowing that I have an opportunity to make a difference in a patient’s life,” Lindsay says. “The best advice I ever received was to treat the patient, not the disease. I also understand that healthcare is expensive, so I work with my patients to make sure I deliver high quality, cost effective primary care.”
In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys traveling, swimming, baking and piloting airplanes.