Mercer Health adds Neurosurgeon, Surgical Physician Assistant, Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

Posted On: September 10, 2013

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COLDWATER — Mercer Health proudly announces the addition of several medical staff members including Dr. Walter Jacobsen, neurosurgeon; Julie Harlamert, PA – C, physician assistant; and Darlene Bisgaard, NP, MS, CNP, dermatology nurse practitioner.
Dr. Jacobsen will offer a clinic at Mercer County Community Hospital twice a month with a primary practice at NeuroSpine and Pain Center in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  Dr. Jacobsen received his medical training at Midwestern University, Chicago, IL, and completed his neurosurgery residency at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, and Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY.  Dr. Jacobsen specializes in neurosurgery with emphasis on complex spine disorders including spinal fractures and degenerative disorders requiring instrumentation, minimally invasive spinal surgery, pituitary disorders, brain tumors, surgical treatment of epilepsy and cerebral vascular neurosurgery.  To make an appointment with Dr. Jacobsen, please call 419-678-5681.
Julie Harlamert, PA-C will assist Dr. James Reichert, general surgeon, with all patient care including pre- and post-operative patient care.  Harlamert is a graduate of Coldwater High School, University of Dayton, Ball State University and Kettering College and is a member of the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants.  Harlamert lives in Coldwater with husband, Ben, and their four children, Jordon, Chelsea, Owen and Kennedy.  To contact the office of Dr. Reichert and Harlamert, please call 419-586-6480.
Darlene Bisgaard, Dermatology NP, will join Dr. Christopher Reeder, plastic surgeon, at the Community Medical Center in Celina.  Bisgaard received her nursing degree at Walla Walla College, Walla Walla, Washington and completed her nurse practitioner degree at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.  Bisgaard has 21 years of experience in dermatology and specializes in treatment of skin cancer and associated screenings, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, aging skin, hair loss, rashes, poison ivy, dermatitis, fungal infections, warts and more.  To contact the office of Dr. Reeder and Bisgaard, please call 1-800-248-0491.
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