Feeling better when you feel at home is our approach to knowing you as a person and your family as a whole. It means comprehensive care for the individual and everyone in the family with a home-town care feel.

This approach offers a more personal touch as well as greater convenience. The provider has a better understanding of your health situation, can communicate with you more effectively and can respond better to situations within your family. Your tests can be done and medical problems treated all in one place, with your provider managing your care all the way through. And when specialty care is needed, your family provider will be at your side, helping you navigate an often complex health-care system.

Walk-In Clinic

A complement to our comprehensive clinic experience is our Walk-In Clinic, which provides convenient, great care for your unexpected illnesses. With longer hours and no appointments necessary, just come in for the quick care you need. Click here for information.

Our approach at OMC works to fosters long-term, trusting relationships with a provider who understands the entire scope of your health needs, history and concerns.

While many family medicine providers develop expertise in certain areas, such as emergency care, they are also trained to recognize when specialty care is needed, and decide what type of care makes the most sense. The family medicine provider plays a critical role as an advocate for the patient.

Meet our clinic providers:

Amanda Tembreull, MD, Family Medicine

“With the increasing complexity of medical care, my role is to help patients and their families navigate a path of health and wellness despite the uncertain seas that illness might bring. As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated (and Aerosmith sang), ‘Life is a journey, not a destination.’ As your family doctor, I am here to take this journey with you.”

Amanda Tembreull, MD, is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician. She joined Osceola Medical Center in August 2008. She earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, and completed her residency at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, MN.

Along with family medicine and preventive care, Dr. Tembreull also has interests in women’s health, obstetrics and pediatric medicine. She lives in the area with her husband and three children, and their two Australian shepherd dogs. Outside of medicine, she enjoys gardening, reading and running. She completed her first marathon in the fall of 2013.

Becca Jennings, PA-C, Family Medicine

“The most rewarding part of family practice is getting to know my patients and gaining their trust, then being able to walk with them as they go through the many stages of life.”

Becca Jennings, PA-C, is a graduate of North Dakota State University in Fargo. She earned her physicians assistant degree from Bethel University in St. Paul. She works primarily with the family medicine physicians in Osceola.

Her medical interests also include children’s health, women’s health and sports medicine.

“I believe there are many factors that contribute to patient wellness such as interaction with family and friends, a healthy occupational health environment, and access to quality health care. I look forward to fulfilling the vital health care role in my patients’ wellbeing.”

Jennings lives with her family in New Richmond and enjoys crocheting, cooking hiking and camping.

Edward Mauch, DO, Family Medicine

Hospital Medical Director 

“I’m proud to be a part of a medical practice that works hard to provide medical care for an outstanding community. My goal is to be an asset to the community by providing a full spectrum of care to patients of all ages.”

Dr. Mauch is a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, IA, and earned his medical degree from Des Moines University. He completed his residency with the University of Minnesota, Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program, and is board-certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. Mauch lives in Osceola with his wife, son and daughter.

Mauch is an expert in osteopathic medicine, a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body parts are interrelated and dependent on one another for good health. Osteopathic physicians learn the use of a more gentle approach of manipulation that involves mobilizing joints and stretching. In practice, some osteopathic physicians use manipulation techniques frequently while others treat their patients through more conventional medicine.

Erika Helgerson, DO, Family Medicine

“I enjoy caring for the entire family through all stages of life.”

Erika Helgerson, DO is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She earned her medical degree and Masters of Arts in bioethics from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. She completed her residency at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.

In addition to family medicine, Helgerson’s interests include obstetrics, women’s health, pediatrics, osteopathic medicine and care at the end of life. Outside of medicine, Helgerson enjoys gardening, hiking, camping and traveling with her husband.

Jennifer Belisle, MD, Family Medicine

“Part of the beauty of providing full family care is forming the relationships that help provide more patient-centered medical care.”

Jennifer Belisle, MD, from Somerset, WI, is a graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. She earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison. She completed her residency at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, MN.

In addition to family medicine, her interests include women’s health, obstetrics and geriatrics, and the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

Outside of medicine, Belisle said she enjoys outdoor activities, gardening and sewing. She lives in Somerset with her husband and their three children.

Michelle Schorn, FNP, Family Medicine

“My favorite part of medicine is my patients. I like to work and collaborate with them on their care.”

After 14 years as a registered nurse, Michelle Schorn returned to school for her master’s degree. Now, as a family nurse practitioner, she said she looks forward to working in family medicine as a provider. “A patient needs to be looked at as a whole person and listened to intently. This helps reduce anxiety about a medical condition and create a trusting relationship between the provider and patient.”

Schorn graduated from Century College in White Bear Lake in liberal arts and nursing. She earned her nurse practitioner degree from Walden University in Minneapolis, and completed her internship at Stillwater Medical Group. In addition to family medicine, her interests also include gastroenterology and women’s health.

Outside of medicine, Schorn said she enjoys downhill skiing and hiking, along with knitting, crafting and reading. She lives in the area with her family.

Nicole Johnson, PA-C, Family Medicine

Clinic Medical Director

"I want to help you live the best life you possibly can!"

Nicole Johnson, MPAS, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant who joined the Osceola Medical Center in 2007. She received her bachelor's degree from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, where she studied pre-physician assistant medicine and music. Her master's degree in physician assistant studies is from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. She is board certified as a PA by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and is certified in comprehensive advanced life support for patients of all ages.

Physician assistants are trained in general medicine, and believe in a collaborative approach to healthcare with a strong focus on patient education. PAs work in teams with physicians to improve coordination and quality of care, and strive to “treat the whole person.”

Nicole’s interests include women's health, children's health, and preventive medicine. She enjoys teaching PA students, and continues to further her own medical career through additional training in leadership and most recently integrative medicine. Some common services she provides include women’s health procedures such as pap smears and birth control insertions. She also performs other family medicine procedures such as splinting/casting of broken bones, suture placement and removal and wart treatments.

Her hobbies include music, cooking, downhill skiing, reading, and travelling. She also volunteers at an area free clinic, serves on the Board of Directors for Kinship of Polk County, and travelled to the Philippines in 2014 on a medical mission trip.

Nicole Smith, MD, Family Medicine

“I want to help patients lead the longest, happiest and healthiest lives they can, with grace and dignity.”

Nicole Smith, MD, from Lindstrom, MN, is a graduate of Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, IA. She earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth. She participated in the Rural Physician Associate Program in Mountain Iron and Hibbing, MN, and completed her residency at the U of M’s St. Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency in St. Paul.

Dr. Smith is also a physician in the Minnesota Army National Guard. She said, “I love people. I love to hear their stories. And I love to teach and coach. Altogether, I consider myself a coach for life.” In addition to family practice, her interests include women’s health, obstetrics, well child care, diabetes, geriatrics and preventive health.

Outside of medicine, Smith said she enjoys reading, gardening, crocheting, theatre and all things Scottish, including kilts and haggis. Smith lives in the area with her husband, their children and “a big brown dog named Greta.”

Rebecca Ness, PA-C, Family Medicine

Certified DOT Medical Examiner

“It is a great privilege and very rewarding getting to know my patients and gaining their trust through developing a continuity of care.”

Rebecca Ness, PA-C, earned her nursing degree from the University of Minnesota in Moorhead and her physician assistant degree from the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine in Grand Forks. She is also a certified medical examiner by the U.S. Department of Transportation. She works primarily with the family medicine physicians in Scandia.

Her medical interests include children’s health, women’s health, occupational health, and chronic disease management and preventive medicine, like diabetes. Her hobbies include traveling, biking, gardening and decorating. She has three children which keep her busy. “I enjoy getting to know patients, young and old, and being able to help and teach them ways to lead healthy and full lives.”