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About Dr. Schoenwalder

Michael Schoenwalder, D.O. and Family

Dr. Schoenwalder with his wife Maureen and their four children, Justin, Jacob, Joshua and Josie

Dr. Schoenwalder has been a practicing, Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician since 2005. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medical degree from Des Moines University in 2002 finishing third in his graduating class.  He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis in 2005.  There he was voted Resident of the Year in 2003 and 2004.  From 2012-2013, he attended the University of Southern Florida for Functional/Preventative Medicine.  In 2013, he became Board Certified in Functional/Preventative Medicine.  He routinely maintains his credentials and certifications with various continuing education programs.

Dr. Schoenwalder was born and raised in St. Louis.  He graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory and received his undergraduate degree from Missouri State University graduating summa cum laude.  He is blessed to have a supportive wife, Maureen.  Together they have four children – Justin, Jacob, Joshua and Josie. In his free time, he is actively involved with his Church.  He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and kids.  He loves family vacations especially to Disney and coaching his kids’ sports teams.   Lastly, he loves his early morning workouts of P90X and Insanity (all versions!)

He owes all his success in life to his faith in God and his supportive family.   He has built his medical career on a couple key values – treat a patient like he would want his wife or mother to be treated and never let the title of “Doctor” make him anymore important.  Because of these values, he has developed great friendships with his patients over the years.  He is more commonly known as Mike or Dr. Mike than Dr. Schoenwalder and prefers it this way.   He loves the lasting relationships he has developed over the years with his patients and is looking forward to continuing those relationships at his new location.

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About Kristina Plesons, Nurse Practitioner

Kristina Plesons, AGNP

Kristina Plesons, AGNP

Kristina has been a practicing RN since 2007 with background in critical care with focus in cardiology.  She received her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2007, graduating magna cum laude.  She also received her Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Louis University in 2013.  She is a certified Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.  Her clinical experience focused on primary care with emphasis in preventive medicine and gerontology.

Kristina has been married for six years and together they have a son named Will, and a yellow lab named Max.  She enjoys the outdoors and loves gardening, fishing, kickboxing, and spending time with her family and friends.  With her background in nursing, she feels it is important to treat patients as a whole and believes that healing is a matter of mind, body, and spirit.  Her goal is to help educate patients about wellness and allow patients to have an active role in their healthcare.

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About Heather Vogel, Nurse Practitioner

Heather Vogel, AGNP

Heather Vogel, AGNP

Heather is a board certified Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner who joined Dr. Schoenwalder’s practice in April 2015.  She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Saint Louis University where she graduated with honors. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Heather worked in a variety of specialties ranging from her time as a staff nurse in the cardio-thoracic ICU to charge nurse on the rehabilitation floor of a skilled nursing facility. She is committed to providing exceptional, compassionate patient centered care. She is excited to accept new patients and develop long-term relationships with them.

Heather is an active member of several state and national nursing organizations, including American Nurses Association, Missouri Nurses Association, Saint Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice, and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

In her time away from the office, Heather loves spending time with her husband, Ryan, and 2 children, Ella and Jack, as well as their dog, Hurley.  She enjoys hiking, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and all things Disney.

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