- Year began practicing:
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- ASR PPO
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue ( Medicare Advantage)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
- ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
- McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
- Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid
- Molina - Medicaid
- Priority Health - Medicaid
- Priority Health HMO
- Priority Health PPO
- TriCare for Life
- TriCare Prime
- TriCare Standard
Education & Training
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
MidMichigan Community Health Services
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
- Michigan Chapter of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
"Children are the living message we send to a time we will not see. Let's help them grow physically and mentally to reach their potential and be successful in this world."
Carissa Bonner, C.P.N.P., M.S., is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner who cares for patients at MidMichigan Community Health Services’ School Based Health Center in the Houghton Lake High School.
Carissa has always worked in pediatrics, beginning in pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplantation. “After working in the field of pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplantation, I wanted to be in the preventative side of healthcare to help children avoid disease and poor outcomes,” she said.
Philosophy of Care
Carissa’s approach to pediatrics is based on providing care and respect, while maintaining a listening ear. She also has a goal of empowering her community’s youth.
Starting with a thorough, well-thought-out evaluation, assessment and plan of care, she finds it satisfying to help a child or teen feel better, whether the problem is an ear infection or depression. She also likes to hear her young patients’ ideas and dreams for the future and have them feel important.
Outside of work, Carissa enjoys sports, including kayaking, biking, boating, horse showing, Red Wings hockey and cross country skiing.
She welcomes patients to her practice at the School Based Health Center in the Houghton Lake High School. To make an appointment, call (989) 366-2061.
Special Interests and Procedures
- Adolescent health
- Sports medicine
- Mental health
These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider".
This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.