ROCKFORD, Illinois – SwedishAmerican is pleased to welcome new nurse practitioner Christine Krause to the Creekside Clinic (3505 N. Bell School Road, Rockford). Krause will be one of the first providers practicing in the brand new medical center when it opens on August 26.

A native of Evanston, Christine is dual certified as both a pediatric nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner. She received her medical degrees from University of Iowa, DePaul University and Saint Anthony College of Nursing.

Christine began her career 19 years ago at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Her medical interests include allergies, child/adolescent health, dermatology/skin disorders, disease prevention and pediatric care.

“My philosophy of care is to be a child advocate collaborating with families, caregivers and other health professionals in order to promote a health pathway for their future,” Christine said.

Christine has had work published in The Nurse Practitioner and is very active in the community, having volunteered for Boone County Health Department, Discovery Center, American Lung Association, Carpenters Place and American Academy of Pediatrics.

More information:

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the SwedishAmerican Creekside Clinic at 779-696-0300.

About SwedishAmerican:

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of nearly 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics, and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Please visit swedishamerican.org for more information.