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Kelly J. Wasko

Kelly J. Wasko, CNP

Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner, and Peripheral Vascular Medicine
4.9 / 5 (Based on 890 Ratings) Learn More

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About Me



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


October 14, 2019
Yes, after my day there. I slept good last night and it gives you a lot of comfort in knowing that their on top of what their doing as far as a medical standpoint. Thank you much. Bye.
October 11, 2019
NCH is the finest medical facility. We are so happy with your care for your patients. And always you are on time. To me that is amazing, I have never been so great full for the care both of us have received. Thank-you!
October 01, 2019
I thought we had to sit and wait too long. I was, my appointment was for 12:15. I didn't get into see the doctor until after 2:00. And I felt we had to wait too long.
September 30, 2019
I don't know what else could have taken place to have made the visit any better, thank you, every time I have been there it has always been first class.
September 30, 2019
I did get a call the other night to take a survey but I did not get the phone number the recoded message told me. My care and appointment was fabulous. Everybody was caring, very professional and explained the results of my tests. I was very delighted with the care I received.
September 23, 2019
I think that Kelly is a very wonderful person to talk to. She's always been very out forward with me, and I appreciate her and all the people at North Central Heart. Thank you.
September 19, 2019
Considering the tornado I was amazed at the efficiency and fluidity getting in and out.
September 19, 2019
Yes, we would, as a family would like to say we felt that she was very understanding, very pleasant, listened to us, answered our questions. Couldn't ask for anything more I guess other than the questions that I asked, answered for you before so we would definitely recommend her to any of our friends and family. Very very very good.
September 17, 2019
Kelly was absolutely extraordinary. I never talked to a gal that was so understanding, and had such great feedback, and it was an enjoyable experience.
September 16, 2019
I was surprised how well the the appointment went with the damage that you had there from the tornado, but Kelly did do a good job of explaining, and I will be back in three to four months for an ultrasound, and we'll go from there, and see how things go. I have changed my eating completely, and I think that's going to help a lot, and I thank you very much.
September 10, 2019
it was fun
September 09, 2019
They have a good, courteous staff that are willing to help in any way they can.
September 06, 2019
Always grateful for care I received and for the surgery team when I had my blocked carotid artery
September 06, 2019
September 06, 2019
I was very impressed with the fact that we were in and out there so quickly. I looked at the clock and we were, we had left the facility 18 minutes before we were even supposed to see the doctor. So I was very impressed with that.
August 27, 2019
I had two appointment in same day. I was in and out very little waiting. Thank you
August 23, 2019
Everyone I saw or had contact with was so nice and friendly and pleasant and concerned. Because they were all family of mine. I was very very pleased with the treatment I received from everybody I had contact with.
August 20, 2019
Everything was very excellent. I've never had a bad experience there. I do recommend it. I enjoy being taken care of there. Thank you. Bye.
August 19, 2019
I've known Kelly Wasko for 11 years now. She's been treating me for my PAD. I found her very accommodating, very efficient and very personable.
August 16, 2019
Great Place !!
August 16, 2019
I think North Central Heart is the best place to go if you have vascular or heart problems anything like that, and they have a wonderful emergency room. Also, I know that from experience to I always recommend it and Dr. (INAUDIBLE), Dr. Reynolds worked my husband and very care giving.
August 16, 2019
That facility is perfect, and the doctors are wonderful. We are very, very fortunate to have heart hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and we approve of everything and they were always there to answer our questions. Thank you.
August 13, 2019
worked well in getting me thru without delay. even ahead of schedule
August 12, 2019
Kelly is excellent!
August 09, 2019
I arrived a little early, and was able to check in and ushered right in. I felt the entire visit was great, and would recommend it to anyone.
August 06, 2019
August 02, 2019
Kelly was very good about going through all my medications with me, and she had a question about one of them and she waited til I walked out to my car and got my medication and brought it back in, and then we discussed it. So I was very impressed with how understanding and how good and how she worked to try to get me better. I'll definitely see her in the future and refer her to anyone that I feel could use her services. Thank you.
August 01, 2019
Kelly Wasko was very professional, respectful and friendly. She more than followed through with what she told us she would do regarding prescriptions, questions for Dr. Bacharach and referral to Avera GI. NCH is the BEST
August 01, 2019
We appreciated seeing me at the appointed time. The staff is always very pleasant.
July 09, 2019
Yes, the only thing I would be confused about is you could send the map when you sent the information to get to the hospital, because that's not easy. And the service was wonderful. They're very good. You had electric chairs for me when I come in, so I'd say everything is good, okay?
July 09, 2019
Yeah, I think they were very cordial, and very polite, and answered any questions you had.
July 08, 2019
It was a good thorough appointment. They addressed all issues.
July 05, 2019
I think I was extremely pleased with the quality of the processes I went through, and Kelly Wasko was expertly advising us, and I have a lot of respect for her. Thank you.
July 02, 2019
Kelly Wasko is an excellent doctor. She truly cares about what you have to say, as well as any concerns. Truly 'listens' to the patient! I wouldn't trade her for anything!!
July 02, 2019
The group there is a very great group of providers for your medical care. We appreciate them and they make you feel like family.
July 01, 2019
Yeah, Kelly Wasko, she came in at after I had my CT scan and talk and stuff and all that kind of stuff and she was pretty helpful, but they were supposed to call, I mean that that afternoon when the guy read the CAT scan and I never heard a word from them. Because it was down in a area where I had some small ball problem, I think I had so that would show up on a cat scan because the order spent is close to it, and I never heard nothing.
June 28, 2019
It is absolutely fantastic that we have a great hospital. Actually, three great hospitals within our area. Very much appreciative of how they have treated me in the past. I'd give them a 10 throughout. Everybody in that staff is exceptional. Thank you very much.
June 18, 2019
I had not been contacted since 2016 for an appointment. I finally made one myself. I received no phone calls and no letters from NCH.
June 17, 2019
Yes, everything was done very professionally, very accurately and decisions were discussed completely. Thank you.
June 14, 2019
I'm alive thanks to the professional care and quality of concern, and sincere interest of the individuals that work and dedicate their efforts to your facility and I want to thank them very much.
June 13, 2019
I was treated very well be everyone that l came in contact with. My hats off to everyone.
June 11, 2019
You know what? The technicians were very wonderful. They took care of the job, they did it respectfully, and yes, I really like the technicians.
June 10, 2019
I was very happy with my visit Kelly was willing to run further tests when I told her what I had going on and explained the results to me. I enjoy visiting with her she is always so understanding.
May 31, 2019
All of the employees were very very courteous. My appointment was on time as a matter fact it was early. I appreciated that and I am very pleased with the appointment. Thank you.
May 30, 2019
Very polite,friendly and professional throughout the whole appointment each service provider that I had contact with from the time I arrived.
May 30, 2019
Yes, I was very satisfied with my doctors and nurses and the whole staff. I was very satisfied and they all seem they know what they're doing real. Well, I would Recommend them to anybody I am totally satisfied.
May 28, 2019
Staff is respectful.
May 28, 2019
I would recommend your hospital to anyone. I think they're a great bunch of people. Thank you.
May 23, 2019
I arrived early and able to get through everything promptly, early. Impressive.
May 23, 2019
I'm very well satisfied with the care that I get from Kelly Wasko, Dr. Backerack, and actually the whole facility. They treated me very well. Thank you. Bye. Bye.
May 21, 2019
I'd like to say that we left here an hour before... 2 hours before we got there and we made it early and they got us in right away and they got us in for two different tests, both very professionally done, and we got in early to see Kelly and that was professionally done. How could I give anything but praise? Thank you very much.
May 20, 2019
Outstanding facility
May 17, 2019
It was a very good experience and I enjoyed Kelly, she explained everything to me and I would recommend her to anybody.
May 13, 2019
Number one cabin operation; world class??Thank you!
May 13, 2019
My appointments went very well. I experienced very little waiting. I am always very nervous when I walk in there, but left feeling grateful for the information and advice. Thank you.
May 07, 2019
It's just a really great place to come to. Thank you.
May 06, 2019
Everyone was very professional and helpful. I particularily like when the person introduces themselves. All my appointments were pretty much on time. Thank you.
May 06, 2019
Very well done and service was excellent
April 30, 2019
Very Professonable
April 26, 2019
The person doing my tests asked to many questions and had me worried to see my doctor
April 25, 2019
The only thing maybe would be after I let left and was home. If there could have been a little bit more feedback, either to me or to my... my family doctor here in town. Otherwise, no, no problem.
April 15, 2019
Everyone at N.C.H.are the nicest people and treat the patient with the best care and respect that anyone could ask for. Also they are on time with all of the procedures that were scheduled. Everyone is always very nice to me.
April 11, 2019
Grateful for your fine facility, and friendly competent staff.!
April 09, 2019
Yes, the people that checked us in were very helpful. The people that did the test were....explained what they were doing and and very knowledgeable and and Kelly was more than knowledgeable and explained things really well. Great place to be.
April 08, 2019
I was supposed to see Kelly at 3:00 at 3:15. We still didn't see her, at 3:30, we didn't see her yet, so we left. So I didn't see her that day. Thank you, bye.
April 05, 2019
Really good experience. Everybody real friendly and warm, starting from the front, the people that greet you and register you to come in and a very good experience up there. I've always had one there. I'd highly recommend it.
April 04, 2019
I thought maybe they would have checked the incision site.
March 28, 2019
My health problem has great improved to the point that it's not noticeable!
March 26, 2019
I thought Kelly was exceptionally wonderful, understanding, listened well, did everything that a doctor should do. I actually learned more from her than a couple of the doctors I've gone to. I thank her very much.
March 22, 2019
Yes, I think you did a good job and everything and I really appreciate it. Thanks.
March 21, 2019
As far as my visit it, my tests were done very timely, but I did have to wait longer than I should have needed to see the doctor, or to see the nurse practitioner.
March 18, 2019
I think that the doctor did a great job. She answered all my questions. She put me at ease so I could ask the question. I thought it was a great experience. Thank you very much.
March 08, 2019
March 07, 2019
I am very pleased with North Central Heart. They are timely, they're polite. Kelly does an extremely good job of explaining everything. I've never had a bad experience with North Central heart.
March 05, 2019
You kept on time. We actually got in before our scheduled time, and we were very impressed with that. It was a good experience. Thank you.
February 22, 2019
Yeah the... service and the care I've got in North Central Heart over many years including this last time and specially from Kelly Wasko, and Dr. Bacherac has been great just been a very (INAUDIBLE) never have a complaint they catch things that
February 21, 2019
Everything was great. Nothing was bad about my visit. Thank you.
February 19, 2019
Great experience, always is.Thank
February 15, 2019
All personnel respected me as a person and not just another patient.
February 15, 2019
Well, I think that what you did really well was having good personnel to understand what you might be wanting to know, being prepared to give you information that you might need to know and being cordial, always friendly and definitely helpful. From the time I walked in the door at the receptionist and the person that took my information, I felt as though I was very very special person and that's always good to have because you don't have that all the time. I did not feel like the number and they were able to look at the fact that I was there early and get me in to see the person that I needed to see quite quickly and then I was to see Kelly who provided me with everything imaginable that I could ask for.
February 01, 2019
I really liked Kelly. She listens to you and everything, and she takes time to understand us patients and want to help us, and that's what I really like about her. Thanks. Bye.
January 25, 2019
Very pleasant. Made my family member feel like she wasn't intruding..
January 25, 2019
Excellent customer service
January 25, 2019
Kelly told me about getting some compression socks. For what she thought they would cost and I cannot find them on Amazon or whatever and I need to talk to her to figure out. So I can get some of these socks.
January 14, 2019
Very professional!!!!!
January 14, 2019
I really appreciated the timeliness of the appointment. I we were leaving 20 minutes before my actual appointment was to begin and almost every time I've been at North Central heart. I appreciate the courtesy and the patience of those who provides services.
January 11, 2019
We had a very good experience.
January 10, 2019
I had a great visit, testing was started on time and appointment after for a look at results was timely. I had a few questions and they were answered quickly making sure I understood. This is probably the best visit yet, as I was unsure of how to proceed (meds/diet/exercise, etc) but everything was crystal clear when I left the hospital. Thank you
January 08, 2019
Everything was wonderful. It was rather lengthy wait for my appointment. However, she apologized as the first thing when she came into the room about apology for being late. So, that would be my only comment.
January 04, 2019
We have spent a lot of time at the between me, my husband and my parents. Always received great service.
December 28, 2018
Kelly Wasko CNP is fantastic. She was thorough, understanding, and very efficient. She is a real asset to North Central Heart's team!
December 28, 2018
Every one was excellent! Came early stayed over night, because of weather. They got me in right away in the morning. they all worked like a team got us on our way home again. Thanks
December 21, 2018
I have been at North Central heart before and they've always been real good. I go to Kelly Wasko. Dr. Backarack. That's pretty much all.
December 17, 2018
Everything every process that I went through was great. They were very helpful and very interested in gave me all the information I needed so I'd recommend 10. Thank you.
December 13, 2018
Kelly is a very competent, compassionate PA! If she doesn't have the answer to a question she pursues the answer/solution and follows through with the patient!!
December 13, 2018
I was treated very courteously and my wait time was minimal. Thank you.

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