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Ellise Koenn

Nurse Practitioner

I have lived just across the Indiana state line in Ohio in a small town called Antwerp for the majority of my life. For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn toward medicine. I had a few family members who were nurses and while I could picture myself becoming a nurse, I felt a desire for more. Honestly, I had no idea what a nurse practitioner was until I was mistakenly paired with one to shadow in high school. After only an hour of shadowing, I knew this was my calling.

I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The Ohio State University. After graduation, I returned home and started working for Parkview Hospital and also applied and was accepted into the Master’s of Science in Nursing program at the University of Saint Francis. After graduation, I began working as a family nurse practitioner in a family practice office in Antwerp, Ohio. While I do enjoy family practice and have loved practicing medicine in my hometown, from both personal and professional experiences I have grown a very deep passion for the women’s health specialty and NaProTechnology. In 2020, I was accepted into the 43rd class at the Saint Paul VI Institute to become a Medical Consultant and Creighton Practitioner.

I met my husband, who is a farmer, right before moving to college to attend my undergraduate nursing classes. We eventually were married in 2017. We have two sons, Theodore born in February 2019, and Maddux who was born at the Holy Family Birth Center in July 2021. We built our house in 2019 on 7 acres of land and have slowly accumulated animals since. We currently have a dog, horse, cats, and chickens. My husband and I both grew up in relatively large families; spending time together with them is one of our favorite past times. If we aren’t spending time with our families, or tending to the animals, you might find us at Hamilton Lake. I also personally love to run and have completed a few half marathons and full marathons; I find it to be the best stress reliever.

I am beyond excited to be part of the FMCC family. Treating patients comprehensively with a pro-life approach is always how I have approached care in my own practice and I know it is something that FMCC holds in the highest regard as well.