Personal profile: “I love my job as the Nurse Manager for Family Tree Clinic and am blessed to work with such a passionate health care team! After graduating from the University of Minnesota’s Master of Nursing program in 2008, I worked for two years as a Labor and Delivery nurse and then another two years as a Clinic and Triage Nurse for Planned Parenthood. I think that understanding how our bodies function is empowering and providing patient education one of the things I enjoy the most. Prior to going to nursing school, I received a BA in Economics and Social Justice Studies, was the director of a homeless shelter in Texas, and served as the volunteer manager at Ten Thousand Villages in St. Paul. Outside of work, I spend a lot of time canoeing, gardening, tending to my Australian Shepard and honeybees, hosting backyard barbeques and bonfires, and following Big Ten basketball. “
Alison Warford, M.D.
Credentialed Specialty: Family Practice Medicine
Personal profile: Alison Warford, MD, Medical Director, graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine as a family practice doctor. She completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of Minnesota and Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Warford is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Medical Provider & Medical Director at Face to Face Health and Counseling Services, and Medical Provider at CUHCC (Community-University Health Care Center). Dr. Warford joined Family Tree Clinic in May of 2009.
Coralie Pederson, CNP
Credentialed Specialty: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Education, Training, and Certifications: College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN: B.S. in Nursing; Planned Parenthood of MN/SD: Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certification; Metropolitan State University: M.S. in Nursing
Professional Associations: MN Board of Nursing Association, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
Personal Profile: “I love working in women’s health! In particular, I enjoy teaching both women and men about their health needs and lifestyle choices. In addition to my work at Family Tree, I work at a local Public Health Agency providing education and support to pregnant and parenting teenagers and I teach nursing at Saint Catherine University. While I enjoy working with women of all ages, I do have a special interest in adolescent health. Outside of work, I enjoy numerous activities: running, volleyball, water skiing, hiking, biking, gardening and reading. My most favorite activity is spending time with family and friends.”
Education, Training & Certifications: St. Olaf college: B.A. in Women’s Studies; Northeastern University, Boston, MA: Physician Assistant Program; Planned Parenthood, Milwaukee, WI: Colposcopy Training Program
Personal Profile: “I’ve worked at Family Tree since 1993 and feel fortunate to work with a staff that truly cares about its mission: to serve our patients and our community. I live in St. Paul, and feel connected to my neighborhood, and the cultural life of the Twin Cities. I volunteer as a costume and mask maker for both a local elementary school and the May Day Parade. I love to be outside – camping, gardening and hiking – or in my basement making mosaics. I’m happiest when my house is full of kids.”
Beth Walcker, CNP
Credentialed Speciality: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Education, Training & Certifications: University of Wisconsin, Madison: B.S. in Nursing; University of Minnesota: Master of Science in Nursing; Certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Professional Associations: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, Minnesota Nurses Association
Personal Profile: “Working at Family Tree Clinic makes me proud. It’s amazing to come to work and know that you are providing excellent care, and that the people you work with have the same philosophy and standards. In addition to working at Family Tree, I enjoy working in the Birth Center at United hospital, helping families welcome new babes into the world. In my practice, I like to focus on preventative health and I am also very interested in complementary and alternative medicine. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, hiking and playing tennis. Most of all, I love to spend time with my family: Luke, Lina, Penny, Monte and Bonnie.”
"I had a great experience here. Definitely recommending to my friends and coming back. Thank you very much!"
"I love this clinic! Everyone is very kind and listens to any concerns I have. I live in St. Paul now but used to drive over an hour to get here I can’t say enough good things."
"The staff here at this clinic is great. They work very hard and are so caring and respectful. I live in Minneapolis and if I do get 'real' health insurance I would still continue coming to family tree for reproductive health issues."
"I originally started coming to Family Tree on the recommendation of a friend who knew and moved just a few blocks away from the clinic and it would be convenient. I have since moved to midtown in Minneapolis and it is well worth the bike ride over here to continue coming to Family Tree. This clinic is incomparable."
"This experience was wonderful (kind, friendly, staff; lovely waiting room; professional and warm NP). I will tell others. Many thanks."
"I love Family Tree and recommend it to all friends and family! Thank you and keep up the great work!"
"Family Tree is great! It is within blocks of my home, the service is wonderful, and the cost of care is affordable."
"Everyone was very accommodating, friendly and efficient. Thank you for your help and support! This is the most helpful women’s health clinic I have been to in my 8 years of receiving reproductive health care."
"I’m just so very happy that you provide this service. I am ecstatic that I now know you exist and will bring my daughters in when of age!"
"This clinic is amazing. The employees, location and hours are perfect. Thank you!"
"The staff here is really helpful and I appreciated the way that I was treated."