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Kelly J. Wasko

Kelly J. Wasko, CNP

Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner, and Peripheral Vascular Medicine
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1997 - South Dakota State University, Brookings, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2005 - South Dakota State University, Brookings, Master of Science in Nursing


American Nurses Credentialing Center


September 29, 2022
Yes, Kelly was wonderful, as was the whole staff. I needed to be there 3 hours earlier than my appointment time and they were very cordial and and tried to get you in as quick as they could, even though it was my fault and not yours. Thank you so much for Kelly and all your staff. Bye bye.
September 29, 2022
I have been coming to North Central Heart Institute and your heart hospital for 15 years. I have always been impressed by the caring employees and staff and the excellence of service that I have received including open heart and a clotted artery skin. Kelly Wasko has been very, very helpful in this process to me. I highly recommend North Central Heart Clinic in hospital. Thank you.
September 27, 2022
We had Long wait to see the doctor. Arrived at 9 AM and left the hospital at about 11:30. Otherwise, all was well.
September 15, 2022
Everybody very nice
September 08, 2022
You can't improve. They're all very courteous and polite. Thank you.
September 02, 2022
Everyone there was very, very helpful and very pleasant to work with. I enjoyed the staff.
August 30, 2022
Yes. I was very impressed, and they were very good to me. I think that Avera Hospital is the best of the best, and so I am so thankful that I was able to come there, and get the care I needed, and I will have future care, and I will be coming back again. Thank you.
August 30, 2022
Great staff
August 23, 2022
Yes, the nurse that I was talking to. Was really prepared for me. And he answered all questions, and I answered some questions and, and she's a really nice gal, I could really talk to her.
August 23, 2022
August 16, 2022
I was extremely impressed with the timeliness of my appointment and the timeliness of the care I got. It was excellent. Thank you so much.
August 12, 2022
I guess the only thing regret I would have would be I had my arteries checked for blood flow and then I had to wait for like an hour and a half to see the doctor or physician's assistant like squeeze out together. Otherwise everything was perfect. Enjoyed my time there it was a check up and whatever thank you.
July 15, 2022
From the time we walked in the door, until I walked out the door, it was excellent service from everybody.
July 12, 2022
Yes, we were very pleased with Kelly Wasko, she told us about a problem and then lined us up to get tests, and gave us an appointment and explained everything to us. So we were very pleased.
July 08, 2022
Well, I am glad that I'm taking a survey. I have had experience with her several times. And this is no different. She's fabulous. I wish we could have more doctors like her and don't loser. I'll have to go where she is. Thank you so much.
July 07, 2022
You always feel so comfortable
June 20, 2022
Since becoming a patient at the Heart Hospital, all staff, nurses & doctors have been amazing in the respect & care that I have received. I have never received this type of service at any other hospital. it is greatly appreciated. Thank you all.......
June 13, 2022
It was good, I liked it, I'm happy, I recommend you.
June 02, 2022
Yeah, when they do a surgery on somebody they need to explain to them before they put 5 stints in their legs what that can happen. My leg was good until they did the leg surgery and now they can't remove the stints , I'm not very happy with my surgery.
June 02, 2022
Impressive and valuable!
May 16, 2022
I hope to get a phone call soon. She had to talk to the Dr and then call
May 10, 2022
Kelly, and Sara are the best.
April 22, 2022
He had blood work done, and we have not gotten the results yet. And he does not have AveraChart.
April 09, 2022
Everything went very smooth from the beginning to the end........You should all be very proud of your 5 Star Health Care facility.......Thank you soo much....
April 09, 2022
Everything's been fine, thank you.
April 09, 2022
Very helpful.
April 08, 2022
A very good experience,very professional experience.
March 29, 2022
I have always had a good experience with Kelly Wasko.
March 22, 2022
They were very good about helping me, like getting up, moving around. I thought it was exceptional. And I would recommend it highly.
March 01, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful care, consultation and advice you gave me during my appointment!
February 21, 2022
The Heart Hospital, the doctor's, alll the staff. They've always treated me well. The Heart Motel is great to stay in. I have no complaints about the place at all. Fairly highly recommend it. Thank you. Bye.
February 16, 2022
Yes, it was very, very welcome experience and I was very impressed with the doctor, and I would recommend North Central heart to anybody and we really appreciate the time that she took to answer my questions and just took her time to make us feel very welcome and if you see her tell her hi for us and we think of her often. So you all have a nice evening.
February 11, 2022
All caregivers I've interacted with are incredibly professional, caring and helpful!
February 03, 2022
I really enjoyed the check in and how timely everything went. I barely had to wait around at all, and I really enjoyed the service that Kelly gives and Dr. Backwreck to thank you.
February 01, 2022
Kelly Wasko was so thorough when I was there yesterday. I have a lot of health concerns and she addressed every single one of them. Some of them I might have thought, you know, I might be bothering her with it, but she didn't. She took it very seriously and I really appreciated that. She even researched a condition and has referred me to another specialist at North Central Heart for follow up on that condition. I just really, really appreciate Kelly Wasko. And I really, I really enjoy her. I really like her and I really trust her.
January 31, 2022
I'd recommend her to anybody.
January 28, 2022
I just love Kelly!! She is so kind and caring!!
January 24, 2022
Yes, I think Kelly done an excellent job. Grading my aneurysms and Dr. Backerack. I guess looked at them and Kelly called me back. So I thought that was just excellent service. Thank you.
January 19, 2022
It was prompt and professional. It was good.
January 19, 2022
The best hospital To go to
January 17, 2022
Check in was easy. Service was fast. Heart echo procedure was simple and technician was very pleasant. Nurse who took vitals was pleasant. Kelly Wasko was easy to talk to and explained everything well.
January 10, 2022
Everything there runs so smoothly. They have you in and out on a timely manner. Not to waste your time sitting in doctor office all day. Having heart issues is something you don't want a reminder every day. NCH gives you that feeling of comfort and confidence. That you have best people watching your back. ( heart) Thank you NCH. Giving me a better quality of life.
January 06, 2022
I bought it to Kelly Wasko attention and also a gal at the front desk when you send out a text or a phone message put in the time of the appointment, you put the day down the date, but you don't list the time of the appointment and in your message, it'll say to arrive a half hour early. well if you don't see the appointment time, how do you know what time you're supposed to arrive that's my only complaint and you're not the only facility in town that's having that issue so thank you. Bye.
January 03, 2022
I'm please with the care I receive.
December 20, 2021
Everyone friendly and knowledgeable.
December 20, 2021
Very satisfied
December 16, 2021
Kelly has always listened to me and has provided answers that I could understand. I have a lot of respect of her abilities. She seems to really care.
December 16, 2021
Very efficient and minimal wait time between procedures and physician visit.
December 13, 2021
Great as it always is
December 13, 2021
I appreciate the promptness of the appointments and being seen at the expected time and a little bit early. Thank you.
December 06, 2021
I always have confidence in my providers
December 02, 2021
Efficient....friendly.... Informative.... Honest.... Encouraging
November 30, 2021
Great experience every time
November 30, 2021
Liked all info given, along with directions to the other appointments.
November 29, 2021
Very friendly staff Gals who did my IV injection were so good!! Not a fan of needles and they worked their magic on me with very little pain. Doctor was excellent and answered my questions. Check in was a breeze too!! Thank you!!
November 18, 2021
With the present COVID protocol in place we felt very safe. We had to wait a bit longer than we were used too, but are provided a very accommodating waiting area and pleasent people. We are also very glad to have to fine cafeteria on site.
November 15, 2021
I was very impressed with everything. You guys are all doing a great job. Thank you. Bye.
November 11, 2021
Yeah, I would like to get my surgery done sooner, if possible because of my toe that needs to be taken off. And that's all I have to say. Thank you.
November 09, 2021
My experiences at North Central Heart are always enjoyable.
November 09, 2021
Yes. Getting checked in has seem to take a lot of time. Thank you.
November 08, 2021
always caring staff.
November 08, 2021
Everyone was friendly & helpful.
November 08, 2021
Only thing I have to say is that my discharge papers said that I would be contacted within a month to have another CAT scan on the procedure that I had for an aortic aneurysm and it took about 2 months and a week or so before I finally called you guys and and tried to set up an appointment to get this done. And I'm not sure what happened or why, but at least we got it taken care of. That was my only concern on this whole thing.
November 05, 2021
Always excellent care and experience.
November 02, 2021
As usual, my visit with Kelly was informative, succinct and took care of any worry or questions that I had. I really enjoyed having her as a physician's assistant and hope to continue in the future.
November 02, 2021
I think everything was done just perfectly, I don't have any problem with that whatsoever.
October 29, 2021
Everything about the visit was very good. Everything kept moving quickly. I wasn't left waiting in waiting rooms for a long period of time or even in the office between nurses coming in and the doctor coming in, which is very few minutes between. So had a nice visit and everything went well. Thank you.
July 30, 2021
Thank you!
July 30, 2021
Yes. Kelly did an excellent job explaining in detail. What my options were with my aneurysms and I've been with her for the 15 years she's been there and I'm very satisfied. Thank you.
July 23, 2021
100% faith and trust in Avera Heart Hospital and it's providers!!!
July 23, 2021
I felt very comfortable visiting with Kelly and she listened and answered questions that I did have, and I would recommend her, or any of the other staff out there to family members because I'm very comfortable with going out there. Thank you.
July 15, 2021
I have always had good experiences with the staff and care provided
July 13, 2021
All of the health care providers that we're at the hospital when I was at my appointment, did an awesome job, they're all friendly. Kelly was just great. She, she answered my tried to answer my questions and what she couldn't answer, we ran some tests to see if we could find any answers. She just did a really, really, really good job at Trying to figure out what was going on with me and is going to do some back up and do some extra looking into my problem. Thank you.
July 12, 2021
I do feel like Dr. Kelly was a good listener. She focused in on our concerns and answered them very very well and very clear at the end she asked if there were any other questions and we really did not have any and I felt like our visit was very good, and I left feeling assured that at this time, my carotid arteries are are not a concern. So she certainly did a very excellent job. Thank you.
June 30, 2021
We got there early and was seen early.All staff were very polite and had time to listen to me and give good answers,thanks to all of you there.
June 29, 2021
It was good to meet the cardiologist I was assigned to. We reviewed my heart history thoroughly
June 29, 2021
The questions I had were all very well explained.
June 29, 2021
We made this appointment in advance wanting to meet with the Dr at the same time. As we were leaving our house that morning for a 2 1/2 hour drive, we got a call that he was out of the office and did we still want to come. We decided to go ahead with the CT and would meet with his PA for the results. When we met with the PA, the radiology report was not back but she told us she had looked at. She felt the CT showed a leak had gotten larger, even mentioned surgery. Later she called and said the radiology report showed no change but the Dr would look at it and call us. We got a call a week later when he was back in the office and he agreed with the radiologist, no significant change. What the PA told us caused us worry and stress. Was glad to hear what the radiology and Dr reported. We should have been called earlier than 8:30 am the morning of our appointment to let us know the Dr would not be in.
June 28, 2021
Everything went smoothly & on schedule. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
June 17, 2021
Not that I am thrilled that I have to go to North Central Heart for health reasons I am happy they are there. It is a comfort to know that in every aspect of my care I am treated with dignity and respect. The professionalism at this Hospital is evident from the moment you enter the facility.
June 11, 2021
Always a pleasure
June 11, 2021
I was wondering if I could get a copy of the results of my exam. And if you'd send it to me, I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
June 11, 2021
Very nice people
June 03, 2021
I only go to places that listen to me and I trust. Your the best
May 28, 2021
Very pleased with North Central heart
May 25, 2021
(INAUDIBLE) I was well, please with the check up. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you.(INAUDIBLE)
May 25, 2021
I just want to say that Kelly is top notch. I wouldn't want to go to anybody else, other than her and Dr. Backarack. They are both wonderful. Every time I see Kelly, she's respectful, caring, just the kind of person that I need.
May 25, 2021
Yes, I was very impressed with your facility and your doctor and they do a very, very good job of getting people in and out and listening and they do a very good job. Thank you very much. Bye.
May 20, 2021
Excellent care as always
May 20, 2021
I felt the experience was very educational and courteous and professional and I thank you very much for your care and your concern. Thank you.
May 17, 2021
Staff and Drs are very helpful and very helpful.
May 03, 2021
always informative and friendly willing to answer any questions or concerns
April 29, 2021
Excellent hospitality. The appointments are on time, courteous by everybody. Really a good facility.
April 26, 2021
We think Kelly Wasko did an awesome job and the nurses too. I just wanted to thank everybody. Bye.
April 23, 2021
I was fully pleased with my visit thank you. I would like any mailings in large print if at all possible
April 22, 2021
Great as always
April 20, 2021
when we got the appointment notification in the mail, it only said 8:30. It did not indicate that we were expected to stay to talk to the doctor at 11:00. We had another appointment at 12:30 that we then had to cancel because we could not get there in time as well as get something to eat and take required insulin. that did not work out well.
April 19, 2021
Thank you very much!
April 16, 2021
I was very pleased came home with very much information was greatly impressed with the kindness and respect and do feel that I would recommend facilities to any of my family and friends.
April 15, 2021
Nurses, Doctors, and Technicians are very polite and friendly.
April 08, 2021
Oh, she is an excellent excellent doctor. I've been going to her for 7,8 years. She's always early or on time, a very patient very friendly. I just go there with no qualms, whatever and would recommend that whole that whole heart hospital at the top of my lungs very good place to go.
April 06, 2021
Everything was great people treated me awesome was in and out of there in the timely manner. I appreciate everything they did. And yes, I would recommend you to my family and I never go perfect with those kinds of things because there's always room for improvement. Thank you.
March 30, 2021
All my interactions with the Avera Heart Health Hospital have been very good. All the personnel that I've met through various parts of my testing has been excellent, and I felt very welcomed every time I've been there. So, you got a good thing going, keep it up. Thank you very much. Bye.
March 30, 2021
I was really pleased with the information that was given and the fact that my charts were there and that Kelly had looked over them and knew exactly what was going on.
March 23, 2021
You got us in our appointment. We did not have to wait except in 1 waiting room we had to wait just a little while and we were told to go up if it was 20 minutes and so I did and and the receptionist even brought us a sandwich out above and beyond the call of duty. We were very impressed and grateful. Thank you.
March 19, 2021
It wasn't any of your guys' fault. It was my numbers, my sugar levels, when I get stressed they go high, and then I can't control my reactions, and I was running out of patience. I'm sorry.
March 15, 2021
Very good experience. Thanks
February 26, 2021
to be told the facts in a straight forward manner with no sugar coating and suggestions as to where to go from there
February 23, 2021
I never met with Dr. Wasko. It was her nurse or something, but I never spoke to Dr. Wasko at all while I was there. I was very happy with the one that, the nurse that briefly told me about everything, I'm very happy with her, but I did not meet with Dr. Wasko. Thank you and have a good day. Bye.

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