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Brianna L. Thomalla, APRN,CNP

  • About
    • Specialties: Maternal-Fetal Medicine Nurse Practitioner Perinatology
    • Board Certified:
      Nurse Practitioner- Women’s Health
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    I am committed to providing patient-centered care to a diverse population and believe that it is a true privilege to be able to care for patients during some of the most exciting and difficult times in their lives. My goal is to help patients understand their situation and help them make decisions about their health care.

    My clinical interests are in high-risk prenatal care, gender medicine, gynecological care through the lifespan, and well-woman exams.

    Why I Love My Work
    In high school, I realized my calling to care for people when I started working in a nursing home. I joined CentraCare as a new nurse in 2008, right out of LPN school. I found a love for caring for women from all walks of life and at different times in their lives. I am thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in someone's day and life.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and pets. We enjoy being outside, cooking, being on the lake, traveling, and getting together with friends and family.

    During my Bachelor of Science nursing practicum, I spent a month in Kenya working in rural hospitals, and medical and dental camps. I worked in many different areas from assisting in tooth fillings to delivering babies. It was one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences of my life.

    • College
      North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, Bachelor of Science, Nursing Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, Kentucky, Master of Science, Nursing
    • Fellowship
      CentraCare Sexual Health & Gender Medicine Clinic CentraCare Obstetrics & Women’s Health Clinic

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