Team Hatlestad


Preston Hatlestad, MD

“I came to Bluestone because I enjoy working with the elderly. By seeing my patients on a regular basis I am able to build a relationship with not only my patients, but their families and the nursing staff at the community. It’s a team approach to medicine.” – Dr. Hatlestad

  • Board-Certified, Family Practice
  • Family Practice Residency at University of Minnesota, St. John’s Hospital Family Residency Program
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Jessie Waks, CNP

“I am passionate about caring for those who live in residential care. I really enjoy working to help others maintain independence, comfort, and dignity during such an important time of life.” – Jessie Waks

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Specialized in Geriatrics
  • Masters of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College of St. Catherine

Deborah Whitcomb, PA-C

“Promoting healing through connection and community is my passion. My goal is to create a safe space in which people can talk, openly, about what is really going on in their lives without fear of judgment, abandonment or criticism. I believe this approach honors individual needs and allows for the appropriate treatment option to be accessed and delivered at the right time.”  -Deborah Whitcomb

  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Beth Kempf, NP

“I enjoy working with elderly because of the complexity and challenges this population poses. My philosophy is to minimize symptoms of chronic illness while optimizing quality of life. To me, compassionate care is accomplished by taking the time to listen to concerns while encouraging patient and family participation to achieve health care goals.” –Beth Kempf

• Certified Nurse Practitioner
• Master of Science in Nursing, Metropolitan State University, St Paul, MN
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN
• Associate of Science in Nursing, Anoka Ramsey Community College


Kimberly Tatton, APRN, CNP

“I really enjoy working with geriatric patients and their families. It is rewarding being given the opportunity to meet with each patient on a monthly basis. Frequent visits allow me to help the patient and their family meet their healthcare goals and needs without leaving the comfort of their home.” -Kimberly Tatton

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Licensed Advance Practice Nurse
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Program Metropolitan State University School of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Metropolitan State University School of Health Sciences

Our teams collaborate with the facilty/community staff to bring the highest level of care. If you would like to send a message to any team member, please log into the Bluestone BridgeSM Communications Exchange network on this website.