Natalia Cropper, FNP
“I believe that every patient has their own journey to health. My role as a provider is to help educate and assist each patient to be as healthy as possible.”
Length of time at OMC: Before coming to OMC in 2018, I worked as a family nurse practitioner and clinic manager for The Little Clinic in Nashville, TN from 2015 until winter of 2018. Prior to that I worked for Target Clinic in 2014. I worked as a registered nurse for St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, MN in oncology and med/surgery prior to obtaining my nurse practitioner certification.
Why do you like working at OMC? I enjoy the small town environment and the familiarity that comes with caring for your neighbors and community members. Coming from a large city I was searching for something that felt invested in the wellbeing of its community members.
What is your philosophy of care? I focus on treating each patient with integrity and respect, and individualizing care for each patient. My goal is to provide patient-centered care and help each patient on their journey to wellness. I follow a holistic model of health in that I believe wellness includes the body, mind, and soul, and that living a healthy lifestyle and “being well” requires a partnership between each patient and their medical provider.
What do you like to do when you’re not at OMC? I love being active, I’m not someone who enjoys sitting still for long. Fitness is a huge part of my life and something I’m passionate about. I enjoy spending time with my husband, our pug, and traveling.
Fun Fact about me: I enjoy singing and have performed at multiple weddings, funerals, and other events.
- Women’s Health
- Sports Medicine
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Medical Examiner
Education:- The College of St. Scholastica: Duluth, MN: Bachelor’s of Nursing (2010)- Walden University: Minneapolis, MN: Master’s of Family Nurse Practitioner (2014)
Internships:- HealthEast Clinics: Twin Cities, MN: Family Medicine, Pediatric, and Women’s Health Internships (2013-2014)