Lindsey M. Deeb, APRN, CNP
- Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin & St. Catherine University
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: University of California San Francisco
- Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Certified Lactation Educator
- Memberships: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Lindsey received her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of California San Francisco. Her special interests include behavioral health, adolescent health care, and childhood obesity.
Lindsey's past pediatric experience includes several years working with behaviorally and emotionally challenged children and adolescents, and several years working as an RN and case manager for children with cancer and heart problems.
Originally from the Midwest, Lindsey now lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children. Lindsey believes in family centered health promotion and prevention and is excited to follow in the footsteps of her mother-in-law, Dr. Jane Van Roekel, the founder of Dakota Pediatric Clinic.
Sandeep Madan, MD
- Undergraduate: University of Delhi
- Medical School: University of Delhi
- Internship & Residency: St. Louis Children's Hospital & Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
- Membership: Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics; Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (London)
Dr. Madan enjoys the full spectrum of pediatric medicine. He is especially interested in preventive care and taking care of children and young adults with learning difficulties and attention issues. He enjoys working with children and their families and being an advocate for their health and well being. His motto is "A sick child is my biggest challenge.
Originally from New Delhi, India, Dr. Madan spent four years in England at the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health in London to improve his pediatric skills before moving to northern MN. After practicing for Essentia Health and then HealthEast in Woodbury, MN, where he now lives with his physician wife and son, Sandeep brings years of global healthcare experience to Dakota Pediatrics. In his free time Dr. Madan enjoys reading, music, table tennis, motor biking, hiking and cooking authentic Indian food.
Melissa S. Heinonen, APRN, CNP
- Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
- Family Nurse Practitioner: University of Washington
- Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Memberships: American Nurses Association
Melissa received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Washington, in Seattle. Prior to attending graduate school, Melissa worked as a pediatric nurse taking care of patients with a variety of illnesses and inures including diabetes, asthma, orthopedic trauma, cancer, kidney and stomach problems. Melissa's special interests include asthma, childhood obesity, adolescent health care, young women's/women's health, and family health.
Melissa lives in Minneapolis with her husband and their two dogs. She spends her free time doing yoga, swimming, reading and cooking with her husband. She enjoys working with pediatrics because she believes in family centered health care and promotion and enjoys watching her patients develop and grow
Michelle Ohnstad, DNP, APRN, CNP
- Undergraduate: University of MN, Twin Cities
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: University of MN, Twin Cities
- Certifications: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
- Memberships: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau
Michelle chose to become a pediatric nurse practitioner because she loves working with children and their families. She enjoys partnering with families to determine the best possible preventative care and treatment methods. Her dream is to someday be treating the children of patients who have graduated from her care.
Michelle enjoys seeing patients of all ages; from the adorable smiles of an infant, the curiosity of a toddler, and the excitement of a school-ager, all the way to the fierce independence of an adolescent/young adult. They all bring so much to Michelle's practice and for that she is grateful.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and her black lab, Payton. They like to do anything outside with some favorites being hiking, biking, outdoor music shows, and for relaxation some good old-fashioned grilling with friends. She is also an avid reader and loves to listen to most any music.
Aemelia Tallen-Whited, APRN, CNP
Aemelia is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a degree from Yale University. Aemelia's work in international maternal and child health in Africa inspired her to pursue a career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Aemelia is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with a genuine love for assisting the breastfeeding family through teaching, guidance and hands-on lactation support. Her special clinical interests include: child development, asthma care and management, obesity and nutritional support, parenting, and care of the newborn.
Although, originally from Saint Paul, Aemelia has spent the last six years living and working in Chicago. She is thrilled to finally be back in the Twin Cities and now lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, young daughter and two dogs. Aemelia loves reading, going for hikes, celebrating Pizza Fridays and rediscovering the world through her daughter's delightfully curious eyes. She finds nothing more humbling and more delightful than being a mother.