Team O’Gara


Josephine O’Gara, MD

I have always considered practicing medicine to be an honor and a privilege. Taking care of elderly patients can offer unique clinical challenges – managing complex medical problems and long lists of medications, recognizing atypical presentations of illness, knowing when to stop investigations and offer comfort care, and advocating for a group of patients whose voice is not always heard. Bluestone is a unique opportunity because it allows the patient to be seen in their home environment encouraging collaboration between caregivers and families to provide comprehensive and compassionate care. I look forward to truly knowing, respecting, and understanding the individuals and families that I care for. – Josie O’Gara, MD

  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota

Shannon Gonnion, PA-C

“I like to see my patients in their homes where they are at ease. This approach helps me provide a better overall care experience and build a relationship with my patients.” – Shannon Gonnion

  • Physician Assistant Trained at University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse/Mayo Clinic/Gundersen
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Our teams collaborate with the facility/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 .