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Amanda J. Dircks, APRN,CNP

  • About
    • Specialties: Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    • Accepting New Patients
    Biography

    What I Do
    I partner with my patients to help them live their healthiest life by creating an individualized treatment plan. Through a collaborative approach, I listen to the concerns of patients and work with them to determine the best plan to obtain the best outcome. My clinical interests include preventative care, women’s health, family planning, contraceptive management, prenatal care, pediatrics, and urgent care.

    Why I Love My Work
    I chose to specialize in family practice because I enjoy caring for the whole family and building strong relationships throughout the lifetime. What I like most about my job is getting to know people and having a positive impact on their life. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, I worked as a registered nurse in the Family Birthing Center at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital.

    Getting to Know Me
    My husband, two children, and I love the outdoors. We especially enjoy camping, fishing, and kayaking. We enjoy taking a family trip every summer to a different state and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • Master’s Degree
      Concordia University – Wisconsin, Master of Science, Nursing
    • College
      Bethel University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO