Northome Medical Clinic

Hours: Monday – Friday 8-5
12052 Main St., PO Box 66, Northome, MN 56661

Phone (218) 897-5222 Fax (218) 897-5226


Catherine Porter, PA-C

Catherine Porter is a 2017 graduate of Chatham University’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Catherine grew up camping, hiking and skiing in Billings, Montana. After high school she attended the University of Colorado where she completed her undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science in 2007. After graduating she relocated to Auckland, New Zealand where she found her passion in medicine and completed a Certificate of Medical Sciences at Auckland University. In her free time, Catherine enjoys running, skiing, yoga, hiking, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her adorable corgi, Kenneth, and her husband Richard.

Catherine practices at the Bigfork Medical and Northome Medical clinics.

Evan Toonstra, LICSW

Evan graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with his Master’s of Social Work in 2017 and earned his ​clinical license, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), in 2020. His professional experience includes providing Intensive Outpatient DBT, and has worked in rural settings, providing individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to adults and children. Evan has experience and training in treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment disorders, couples and family therapy, grief and loss, trauma, Gender Dysphoric Disorder, Serious and Persistent Mental illness (SPMI), and crisis intervention. Outside of work, Evan enjoys spending time with his wife, and enjoys his hobbies including cycling, hiking, and cooking.

Evan practices at the Bigfork Medical, Northome, and Floodwood Medical clinics.

Shannon Pitt, FNP-C

Shannon Pitt has a love for health and wellness. She began her healthcare career as a patient.  She was born with a cleft lip which required many hospital stays and surgeries, and those who provided excellence in care left an imprint on her childhood and ultimately her career goals.  After high school, she attended Gustavus Adolphus College for her foundation courses, met the love of her life and took a hiatus to obtain her LPN and move to the wilderness of Alberta Canada as her husband pursued graduate school.  Upon their return she finished her Bachelor’s Degree at St. Olaf College. She has practiced as a nurse since 2007 and graduated with her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Dakota in May 2019.  Her passion is rural health.  She adores the outdoor activities northern Minnesota affords, hunting, fishing, snowshoeing and riding horses as often as possible.  She has two small children, Otis and Presley, husband Justin, 2 dogs, Riley and Louie, 3 horses, Sugarfoot, Ginger and Thunder, and a menagerie of honey bees and, on occasion, chickens.  She is excited to serve the Northome community and practice excellence in care, support vibrant living and support each individual’s definition of wellness.

Shannon practices at the Bigfork Medical and Northome Medical clinics.