Bringing specialty care close to home
Patients in the area needing specialized medical services don’t have to go far for expert care. Mercy’s Specialty Clinic brings medical specialists to Moose Lake, allowing patients to receive quality care conveniently close to home.
A variety of specialty care is available through Mercy’s Specialty Clinic, including:
- General Surgery
- Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
- Wound Care
Meet our providers
The specialists providing care in Moose Lake include:
Dr. Tom Nelson, General/Colorectal Surgery
Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Nelson began providing surgical services on an outreach basis at Mercy Hospital in 1991. Now based at Mercy, he provides a full range of general surgery and endoscopy services in Mercy Hospital’s state-of-the-art surgery center. Performing all forms of general surgery, Dr. Nelson specializes in laparoscopic procedures.
Dr. Nelson earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his general surgical residency at the University of Illinois Hospitals followed by a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He has served as Chair of St. Luke’s Department of Surgery and as St. Luke’s Trauma Service Director. In addition, he has served as both Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Superior.
Dr. John Schmitt, ENT
Dr. Schmitt is a board-certified ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist with over 30 years of experience. His scope of practice includes the medical and surgical management of adult and children’s diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth, throat and related structures. He also conveniently provides any needed surgical procedures right at Mercy.
Dr. Schmitt earned his medical degree from Ohio State University, completed a surgical internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve Medical Center, and otolaryngology residencies at the University of Iowa, and Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York.
Dr. Thomas Stillwell, Urology
Dr. Stillwell is a board certified urologist that has been practicing at Mercy since 2002. He completed his urology training at the Mayo Clinic in 1988, followed by three years at the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. His practice includes all aspects of general adult and pediatric urology, with an emphasis on urologic cancers, prostate disease, and kidney stones.
Dr. Christopher Phillips, Podiatry
Treating a wide variety of foot and ankle ailments for both children and adults, Dr. Phillips’ scope of practice includes diagnostic examinations, relief for foot and ankle pain, fitting for orthodics, physical therapy referrals, and podiatric surgery.
He earned his doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a three year surgical residency at Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Phillips moved back to Minnesota in the summer of 2014, where he began practicing at White Bear Foot and Ankle Clinic.
Dr. David McKee, Neurology
Dr. McKee, Northland Neurology & Myology, PA, Duluth, is a board certified clinical neurologist with subspecialty certification in electromyography and neuromuscular disease. Dr. McKee provides electromyography (EMG) services and peripheral nervous system consults in Mercy’s Specialty Clinic on the first Tuesday of the month. Appointments with Dr. McKee are made through referral from a patient’s primary physician
Dr. McKee earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. His internship and residency were completed in Portland, Oregon, at Good Samaritan Hospital and Oregon Health Sciences University, respectively, followed by a fellowship in neuromuscular disease and electromyography at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, in Quebec, Canada.
Wound Care Clinic
Located in Mercy’s Specialty Clinic, Mercy’s Wound Care Clinic is here to help people live a healthy, wound-free lifestyle, free of pain and the issues of caring for an open wound. Working with patients until their wounds are healed, our certified wound care nurse helps patients learn how to:
- dress and care for their wound
- prevent wounds from developing
- manage wounds at home
For more information about services offered through Mercy’s Specialty Clinic or to make an appointment, please call 218.485.5896.