Dickinson County Healthcare is expanding bone and joint care with the addition of Clint Pakkala

(Wednesday - September 08, 2021 - 16:20) - Dickinson County Healthcare is expanding bone and joint care for all community members with the addition of Clint Pakkala, FNP, to the area's largest orthopedic team.

Board-certified from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Pakkala brings high levels of care to the orthopedics team at DCH. He graduated from Finlandia University with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and attended Chamberlain College of Nursing for his Master's to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Before joining DCH, Pakkala worked in orthopedics at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital where he assisted in surgery and provided care to patients throughout their entire healthcare journey.

"Our commitment to providing excellent orthopedic resources to our community has never been stronger with the addition of Clint Pakkala," said CEO Chuck Nelson. "His prior experience and passion for providing great care is an excellent addition to our area's largest orthopedic team here at Dickinson County Healthcare."

Pakkala chose a career in orthopedics to work with patients to improve their quality of life. "My philosophy is to provide patients with accurate information about their diagnosis and treatment options and work together to come to a desired and realistic goal. It is rewarding knowing that I can help someone get back to doing what they enjoy, whether it be sports, walking, gardening, fishing, or anything else."

Coming to Iron Mountain from Hancock, Pakkala is eager to enjoy the outdoors and experience living in the small, close-knit community with his children, Rease and Shaya.

Servicing Northern Wisconsin and the Central Upper Peninsula for more than 69 years, Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCH)
is a 49 bed Community Hospital with a team of more than 70 active providers and each year treats over 160,000 patients