Carissa A. Bonner

Carissa A. Bonner, C.P.N.P., M.S.

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  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics

Provider Type: Nurse Practitioner

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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 


  • Female

Employed By

MidMichigan Community Health Services

(Note: Providers who are not employed by MyMichigan Medical Centers or MyMichigan Medical Group may bill you separately for their services.)

Board Certified

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


  • English



University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Year Began Practicing

  • 2010

Professional Memberships

  • 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."

Participating Insurances*

  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • Optum VA Choice
  • Tricare/Humana (East Region)
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Alliance Heath and Life
  • United Health Care Medicaid
  • United Health Care Medicare Advantage
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MyMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Commercial
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Priority Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

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.


  • Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Primary Care)
  • Pediatrics (children)

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