Cook Medical Clinic

Hours: Monday – Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-12
20 Fifth St. SE, Cook, MN 55723

Phone (218) 666-5941 Fax (218) 666-5099

How do I reach my medical provider after hours?

Scenic Rivers Health Services has a physician on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you have a question regarding medical care that needs to be addressed before or after office hours please contact the number above.  If you do need to reach us after hours for an urgent matter, our physician on-call is available by phone.  Our number listed above will allow you an option to be transferred to the Cook Hospital nurses’ station who have contact with our physicians.  The nurse will help you assess your concern and communicate further with the physician as needed.  If indeed you need emergency room services, these are available 24/7.  For your convenience we are open Saturday morning from 8 AM to 12 PM for acute medical needs.

Cook Hospital Website:  www.CookHospital.org

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MEDICAL PROVIDERS

AARON HEASLET, PA

Aaron Heaslet, PA is a certified Physician Assistant who graduated from Indiana State University in 2016.  Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, he loves working in a place that is similar to home.  Aaron has a passion for family medicine and building relationships over time with his patients.  When he is not working, Aaron enjoys all outdoor activities during any season.

Aaron practices at the Floodwood Medical and Cook Medical clinics.

Brittany White, APRN, FNP

Brittany White graduated from the College of Saint Scholastica in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in nursing. She worked in long-term care, where she became certified in gerontology. Although Brittany enjoys working with the elderly, she eventually went into primary care to provide continuity of care to individuals and their families throughout their life spans. After gaining experience in the nursing field, she decided she wanted to help patients further through an advanced role in nursing. Brittany went on to get her Masters of Science Degree in nursing. She graduated from a Family Nurse Practitioner program through Minnesota State University and became certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2017. After graduating, she worked in family medicine at the Bois Forte Medical Clinic in Nett Lake, MN. Brittany decided to continue her education to achieve a lifelong goal of a receiving a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, which she will receive in July of 2019 through Minnesota State University Mankato. Brittany has roots in the area, as her family lives in various towns across the Iron Range. She and her family live on a farm in Cook, where they enjoy outdoor activities such as hunting. When Brittany isn’t providing patient care, you can find her in a boat fishing or in a deer stand hunting. She also enjoys fitness and sports. Brittany has been with Scenic Rivers since February of 2019 and sees patients of all ages.

Brittany practices at the Cook Medical and Tower Medical clinics.

Bruce Garbisch, MD

Dr. Garbisch is a 1974 graduate of the University of MN Medical School and served his residency in Family Practice at Ramsey Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.  Dr. Garbisch came to Cook in 1977.   He currently serves as Medical Director of the Cook Ambulance and Nursing Home Medical Director at the Cook C&NC Unit.  Dr. Garbisch provides medical services to patients of all ages at Scenic Rivers Health Services – Cook Medical Clinic.

Dr. Garbisch practices at the Cook Medical clinic.

CELIN WILLIAMS, LICSW

Celin Williams grew up in Ely, MN.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in social work from Bemidji State University in 2009 and her graduate degree in social work from the University of North Dakota in 2010. She began her career working as a nursing home social worker in Minneapolis before moving home to work as a therapist for Range Mental Health in Ely and Virginia. She started with Scenic Rivers in 2018, practicing in the Cook and Bigfork Medical clinics.  With her history in gerontology, she especially enjoys working with our elders. Celin spends her time cross country skiing, snowboarding, quilting, swimming, watching Netflix, eating sushi, and spending time with family. She is a volunteer coach with Ely’s MYSL program teaching cross country skiing to children. Celin is available to address all mental health concerns with children ages six and older and adults of all ages.

Celin practices at the Cook Medical and Tower Medical clinics.

CHARLES TIETZ, MD

Charles Tietz, MD joined Scenic Rivers after years of practice in Virginia, MN.  He received his undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College, and attended medical school at the University of Chicago.  After an internship at the Hennepin County Medical Center, he went on to train at the University of Minnesota’s Residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health.  Dr. Tietz brings with him a wealth of knowledge in women’s health, and he practices in gynecology and minimally invasive surgeries in Cook and Tower.  When he is not at work, he and his wife Vicki enjoy biking and gardening at their home.

Dr. Tietz practices at the Cook Medical and Tower Medical clinics.

Cynthia Sandberg, APRN, FNP

Cindy Sandberg, APRN, FNP and her husband moved to the Vermilion area after spending many years vacationing up here.  Cindy comes with a wide variety of experiences as a Family and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, having worked as the medical provider on a large inpatient mental health unit and chemical dependency treatment program, as well as a chronic pain clinic.

Cindy graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1978,  earned her Master’s degree in Nursing (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) at the University of St. Catherine in 1998, then post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner at Mankato State University in 2001 once her six children were all in school.

Cindy is excited about living and working in this pristine natural area, to enjoy real winters, and beautiful summers. In her spare time, she enjoys walking miles, gardening, fishing, spinning on her spinning wheel, knitting and spending time with their grandchildren.

Cindy practices at the Cook Medical and Tower Medical clinics.

EMILY HADRAVA, CNP

Emily Hadrava, CNP obtained her undergrad in nursing from the University of North Dakota in 2005, and went on to get her Masters of Science Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from St. Scholastica in 2009. After graduating, she worked at Essentia Health in Virginia, MN, specializing in family practice for all ages, while also focusing on women’s and children’s healthcare. She is a life-long resident of the Iron Range and has deep roots in the culture of the area.  She and her husband, along with three children, enjoy all that the northland has to offer, especially time spent on Lake Vermilion. Emily has been with Scenic Rivers since February of 2016 and sees patients of all ages.

Emily practices at the Cook Medical and Tower Medical clinics.

ERIC ELLEBY, MD

Dr. Eric Elleby is a 2014 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice.  Dr. Elleby was born and raised in southern Minnesota on a small dairy farm, and is an avid Minnesota sports fan, fisherman, and enjoys telling jokes. He is very close with his parents Chris and Mary, younger brother Jordan, and grandma Nancy. He provides medical care to patients of all ages at Scenic Rivers Health Services – Cook Medical Clinic.

Dr. Elleby practices at the Cook Medical clinic.  He also provides emergency department, inpatient, and long-term care services through the Cook Hospital and Care Center.

Matthew Holmes, MD

Matthew Holmes, MD, grew up in Angora, MN and graduated from Virginia High School in 2004. He moved down to Duluth for his undergraduate degree at the College of St Scholastica as well as medical school at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he graduated in 2011. He completed his residency again in Duluth at the Duluth Family Medicine Center. He thoroughly enjoys northern MN which is why he tried to stay close to home for all of his education and training. He spends most of his free time outdoors hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling with his wife Kimberly who originally hails from Tower, MN. When he’s not outdoors, he can usually be found in his garage tinkering with his snowmobiles, ATV’s, or pretty much anything else with a motor.

Dr. Holmes practices at the Cook Medical clinic.  He also provides emergency department, inpatient, and long-term care services through the Cook Hospital and Care Center.

NICHOLAS VIDOR, MD

Nicholas Vidor, MD, grew up in International Falls and graduated from Falls High School in 2000. He attended Rainy River Community College graduating with an Associate of Arts Degree and later attended the University of Minnesota Duluth. After earning undergraduate degrees at UMD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, he attended UMD for a Masters in Chemistry. He readily finished his graduate degree in 2007 and attended UMD Medical School graduating in 2011. He completed his medical training in Duluth at the Duluth Family Medicine Clinic. He started working in medicine as an EMT on the Falls Ambulance Service when attending RRCC. He enjoys living in Northern Minnesota fishing, hunting, and enjoying the outdoors. He is excited to bring quality healthcare to rural Northern Minnesota with interests in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He loves being out on Lake Vermillion chasing the elusive walleye.

Dr. Vidor practices at the Cook Medical and Tower Medical clinics.  He also provides emergency department, inpatient, and long-term care services through the Cook Hospital and Care Center.

Rachel Beldo, APRN, CNP

Rachel Beldo, APRN, CNP grew up in Eveleth, MN. She obtained her nursing degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth in 2007, and her DNP from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2013. She worked at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for 10 years, four of which were in Family Medicine. She recently relocated to northern Minnesota, and is looking forward to spending time fishing on Lake Vermilion, hiking with her dog Lena, and being closer to her family. She provides medical care to patients of all ages.

Rachel practices at the Cook Medical and Tower Medical clinics.

Stephanie Lantry, APRN, CNP

Stephanie Lantry, APRN, CNP grew up in Shakopee Minnesota and graduated form Shakopee Senior High School in 2006. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in 2010 from Luther College. She worked as a Registered Nurse for eight years in a variety of rural and urban settings. In 2018 she graduated with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The College of St. Scholastica. Stephanie is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. As a family nurse practitioner, Stephanie is looking forward to providing comprehensive primary care services for pediatric to geriatric patients in rural Minnesota. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, and spending time outside with her husband and two daughters.

Stephanie practices at the Cook Medical clinic.