Family Medicine Of Washington County Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

Washington County Hospital is pleased to announce that Andrea Bruna Blumer, APRN-C will be joining FMWC on March 1 as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Washington, KS – Washington County Hospital is pleased to announce that Andrea Bruna Blumer, APRN-C will be joining Family Medicine of Washington County on March 1 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Andrea will join Dr. David Hodgson and Dr. Kellen Sherlock, focusing on providing quality, compassionate care to the families of Washington County and the surrounding communities. According to Roxanne Schottel, CEO, “We are very pleased Andrea will be working with us to serve our patients. Her exceptional clinical background and strong ties to the community will make her an outstanding addition to our practice!”

Andrea graduated from Hanover High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Fort Hays University. Blumer became board certified as an APRN in 2015.

Most recently, Andrea worked as an APRN for K-Stat Urgent Care Clinic in Manhattan, KS. Prior to her employment with K-Stat, she worked as a registered nurse at Washington County Hospital.

Andrea is eager to join the FMWC team and is accepting new patient appointments immediately. “As a family nurse practitioner, I have a great passion for caring for patients of all ages in my hometown community. I am honored to join the great healthcare providers at FMWC because the practice values high quality medical care for its patients.”

Andrea and her husband, Jeff enjoy sporting events, being outdoors, and playing with their golden retrievers.

To learn more about Washington County Hospital and Family Medicine of Washington County, visit or call 785-510-6111 to make an appointment.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.