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Brett A. Jahnke, APRN,CNP

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

    What I Do
    As a primary care provider, I pledge to provide compassionate, respectful, and up-to-date, comprehensive care for diverse patients of all ages. I continuously strive to build relationships with my patients and create individualized plans that achieve desired outcomes. My clinical interests include health promotion and disease prevention, chronic disease management, caring for families, and dermatology.

    Why I Love My Work
    I have always been interested in learning about the complexities of the human body. Being in medicine allows me to use this knowledge to make a positive impact on my patients’ lives. As I continued my education, I chose to specialize in Family Medicine because I wanted to treat patients across their lifespan. What I enjoy most about my job is learning about each patient’s story and history and combining that with my knowledge to help them get the best outcome from their medical care.

    Getting to Know Me
    I was born and raised in a small Central Minnesota town and, because of that, I have a strong desire to better the community by working for social justice in health care and community engagement. When I am not working, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, traveling, and anything outdoors – especially hunting, backpacking, and biking. As avid backpackers, my wife and I like taking our two Vizslas to the mountains.

    • Training
      South Dakota State University, Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • College
      St. Cloud State 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