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Cassondra A. Opatz, APRN,CNP

  • About
    • Specialties: Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    I started my career as a registered nurse in 2013 on the oncology unit at the St. Cloud Hospital. I have worked with a diverse group of patients battling cancer. I have always been drawn to working in oncology because I get to provide comprehensive care. Our patients not only require physical care, but also emotional, spiritual and psychological care. I value treating the whole person and meeting every one of those needs.

    My philosophy of care is to provide unbiased, patient-centered and holistic care for everyone I encounter. The cancer journey is different for everyone, and I am committed to finding an individualized plan of care that works for each patient. I am passionate about taking the time to educate my patients about their health so they can play an active role in their care.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Kevin and our daughter and son. We spend the majority of our weekends with our family and friends. When I have free time, I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, hiking and traveling to new places. Someday soon, I hope to travel to different national parks with our children and share with them the joy of nature and hiking.

    Education
    • Training
      Doctor of Nursing Practice, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
    • College
      Bachelor of Science, Nursing, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN