Kelli Roenfanz, D.O., Joining Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice
Kelli Roenfanz, D.O., a new family practice physician at Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice, will begin seeing patients on Aug. 1.
Dr. Roenfanz, along with her husband Shane and 1-year-old son Max, recently moved to the lakes region from Des Moines where she completed residency. She received her medical degree from Des Moines University in 2009 and recently completed her residency at a University of Iowa program through Iowa Health Systems in Des Moines. She is board-certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, and Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Roenfanz joins physicians Steven C. Carlson, DO; Thomas F. Kalkhoff, DO; Timothy J. Taylor, DO; and Steven Vander Leest, DO at Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice. Dr. Roenfanz will provide family medical care to patients of all ages, including obstetrical care and, when necessary, admit and see patients at Lakes Regional Healthcare. She describes her approach to providing patient care as comprehensive, caring, and hands-on. “I became interested in the medical field in high school when I job shadowed many medical professionals at local hospitals. That progressed to being a Certified Nursing Assistant in college where I worked in hospitals and nursing homes,” she said. “I’ve wanted to do something to help people, and the medical field is a great way to do that. Plus, I’ve always wanted to live in a small town where I can get to know families better than I would in a larger community. I enjoy the family atmosphere in this area and within Lakes Family Practice, so here it’s a perfect fit for me.”
A big sports fan, Dr. Roenfanz and her husband, who is a coach and teacher at Jackson County Central, enjoy attending and participating in sporting events. She said, “I played college basketball at Minnesota State in Mankato, and I run a lot.” Dr. Roenfanz is originally from West Des Moines and her husband is originally from Clear Lake. She said, “We’re very happy to be here and are looking forward to enjoying the lakes and getting to know the people here.”
Patients who need more information or who would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Roenfanz can call Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice at (712) 336-3750. Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice’s regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.