Ashly Ellis, RN, MSN, FNP joins UP Health System – Sault Ste. Marie Family Medicine

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017 - SAULT STE. MARIE - UP Health System – Marquette has announced that Ashly Ellis, RN, MSN, FNP will be seeing patients at their family medicine clinic in Sault Ste. Marie (formerly Chippewa Medical Associates).

Ellis has a background in specialty practice with training in cardiology, pulmonary, urgent care, emergency medicine and hospitalist experience.  She is passionate about helping others reach their healthcare goals by focusing on preventative medicine as well as lifestyle choices including nutrition and fitness. “To me, the most rewarding part of my job is helping people live their best life,” she says.

She received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lake Superior State University in Sault St. Marie, MI. 

Ellis has lived in Sault Ste. Marie for over fifteen years. She says, “I fell in love with the community during my undergraduate studies; and after meeting my husband Scott, now of ten years, we decided to stay and raise our family here.” They have one son, Lenden (6), and an Irish Setter Doodle puppy named Cooper.  Ellis says, “I chose to work at UP Health System for their dedication to the people and communities of the Upper Peninsula and to providing top quality care locally.”

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Having a primary care provider will keep you healthier as you age. This includes lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease or stroke. The reason for this is what’s known as “continuity of care.” This means that you establish a relationship with a health care provider and you enhance that relationship year after year. This provider knows your habits, manages ongoing conditions or ensures your being properly screened for disease. For these reasons and more, if you don’t have a primary care provider, there is no better time to establish one.

UP Health System – Sault Ste. Marie Family Medicine is located at 510 Ashmun St. #5 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.

To schedule an appointment at UP Health System – Sault St. Marie Family Medicine, call 906.632.6013.