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Stephanie’s Testimonial

“My experience has been nothing but amazing since I started working here. Everyone is so kind and compassionate. They are very understanding and try to do what they can if you are in need. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to be seen by a provider in this clinic. I was drawn to Dr. Latta the moment I met her. I felt as though we clicked. She truly cares about my well-being and my pregnancy, and that is reassuring. I definitely would and do recommend this clinic to everyone looking for an OBGYN.” –Stephanie

AIUM Accreditation achieved

Haugen OB/GYN is proud to announce they have been recognized by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine in obstetric and gynecological ultrasound exams.

AIUM ultrasound accreditation is a voluntary peer review process that allows practices to demonstrate commitment to clinical excellence by meeting or exceeding nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound exams.

Dr. Sarah Schmitz-Burns, our Physician Director of Ultrasound, and Sarah Landrus, our Lead Sonographer, worked hard to make this happen.

Meet our Lab Team!

Meet our lab team!

We have three Lab Leads: Nikki, Mai, and Meg. The rest of the team is Jen, Jennie, Kathy, Liz, Sarah, Zahra, and Stephanie. They are the best!

“I have been at Haugen almost 13 years, I love working in women’s health and we are more like family here. Outside of work I have 5 children, enjoy bowling on a league with my husband, and running 5ks with my dad.” – Nikki

“I have worked as a Medical Assistant at Haugen OB/GYN since 1998. I have worked in the lab for most of my career and more recently started to assist the physicians with in-office procedures. I love working with patients from the first prenatal visit to when they bring in the baby at their postpartum. When I am not working, I love cooking for my son and husband, or just relaxing and reading.” – Mai

“I have been caring for and building relationships with patients for 24 years at Haugen. I am married with 3 daughters and first grandchild coming this fall! I like to walk my dog, read, cook, and be with friends and family whenever possible.” – Meg

“My name is Jen and I have been with Haugen for 3 years. I love working at Haugen in Women’s health. At home I have 3 kids and I enjoy going to the park with them. I enjoy being outdoors and going out to dinner with my family. I also enjoy reading and watching my favorite anime shows.” – Jen

“I started working as a medical assistant in 2013 here at Haugen. Working in the medical field is something I knew I wanted to do since I was a little girl. I love being able to help patients get the care they need. When I am not at work my husband and I love to travel with our preteen and preschooler.” – Jennie

“Fun Fact: I have been working at Haugen for 2 years as a float! I enjoy traveling between all three locations. I am the youngest CMA currently. My greatest inspiration for becoming the person I am today is my Godmother. Before working at Haugen, my Godmother always had great things to say about her OB/GYN provider. Little did I know, I would be working side by side with Dr. Elfstrand. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling to new places by myself, and making people smile.” – Kathy

“I’ve been working with Haugen for 4 years. I decided to work in healthcare because I love learning new things and being able to leave an impact on people’s lives. My favorite thing to do outside of work is be outdoors! I love gardening, star gazing, and hiking! In the summer I spend most of my time in the garden and enjoy the evening on my hammock.” – Liz

“I naturally like to blend in and avoid attention on myself, but you’ll never see me quiet on the sidelines of my girls’ soccer games!” – Sarah

“Fun fact about me – While my ancestors hailed from the Asian continent, I was born and raised in the African continent, and now experiencing and raising a family with my husband in North American continent.” – Zahra

“I just completed my 17th year of jumping into the freezing cold lake for the Special Olympics of MN.” -Stephanie

Jordan’s Testimonial

“Haugen has been incredible to me and my wife during our pregnancy. Being first time parents, there was a lot of unknown and uncertainty. Luckily, we had Dr. Flom and Theresa McDevitt to help guide us throughout. Dr. Flom has a calm, yet confident presence that allowed us to easily trust her (not to mention a great sense of humor). Theresa was extremely positive and supportive. From the clinic staff to the providers, we couldn’t have had a more enjoyable experience. We will be recommending Dr. Flom, Theresa and Haugen to everyone we know because of the care we received.” – Jordan

Meet our Nurse Practitioners!

We asked them to share a fun fact about themselves and their favorite part about their job.

Jancy Eddy says, “I am not a fair-weather Vikings fan. I have loved them through thick and thin my entire life.” And what she loves most about her job is the privilege hearing other women’s stories.

Christine Ellison told us, “The best part of my job is helping women achieve their health goals and developing trusting relationships with my patients.”

One fun fact about Emma Ashenmacher is that she is a shameless country music lover. The part of her job that she enjoys most is building relationships with her patients and partnering with them in decisions about their care.

Theresa McDevitt’s fun fact is that she plays the violin and has taken accordion lessons! She also said, “I enjoy bonding with my patients through genuine listening and making them laugh at a visit where they initially thought they might be nervous. My proudest moment was when a patient laughed out her speculum! I feel honored by what patients share with me and the role they allow me to play in their life.”

Fun fact about Meghan Stommes: Although she grew up in Minnesota, she saw Lake Superior for the first time 1 year ago. She told us her favorite part of her job is building relationships with her patients.