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Carissa Arens, CNP


Family Medicine


Grantsburg, WI


American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


University of Cincinnati



Carissa is very close to her four grown children and values their time together caring for their family home and little patch of land and forest. They spend a lot of time learning and stretching their minds in pursuit of several interests, including music, self-care, and social justice. Carissa also loves home improvement and construction projects, and still figure skates and runs.

Medical Interests

Carissa Arens is a certified nurse practitioner at Lakewood. As a family medicine provider, Carissa is a huge fan of health literacy and is excited to teach people about how their bodies work (and how the body and mind work together), so they can better understand how to care for themselves. Whether caring for patients in the clinic or emergency settings, Carissa enjoys taking time to tailor her care to what each person needs to maintain or improve their health.

Carissa sees patients in our Staples clinic.