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Lisa Keillor Collins, APNP

Nurse Practitioner
MMG Member Since: 2009

Primary Clinic:
Meriter Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
202 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715

Phone: (608) 417-6175
Clinic hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Languages: English

Primary Hospital Affiliate: Meriter

MMG Provider? Yes

Accepting New Patients? Yes

Quote: “It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so”.

Education and Board Certification:

  • Member of the Midwest Pain Society
  • Board Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • 2009, M.S. in Nursing, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI
  • 2007, B.S. in Nursing, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI
  • 1989, Associate Degree in Nursing, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

Background Info:
Lisa grew up in the Vilas neighborhood surrounding Meriter for much of her childhood. She obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing from Madison Area Technical College. After working for several years in cardiology, endoscopy and pain clinic, she decided to attend the University of Wisconsin – Madison for both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Doing so allowed her more opportunities to work in the field of geriatrics and rehabilitation medicine.

Choosing Meriter:
Lisa grew up in the area and was familiar with Meriter’s presence in the community. A friend of her mother worked at Meriter for over 30 years and spoke highly of the organization.

Medical Philosophy:
As a nurse practitioner, Lisa enjoys being able to spend time with her patients. She takes an interest in helping them find ways to restore their lives. Lisa also works with Meriter’s rehabilitation physicians and psychologist to offer more effective treatment programs, especially for those with chronic pain.

Medical Interests:
Lisa provides care services for inpatients and outpatients along with our rehabilitation physicians for stroke rehabilitation, geriatrics including long-term rehabilitation, musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain patients. Lisa leads the multidisciplinary Post Stroke Clinic, screening patients at six months post stroke for any rehabilitation needs. Lisa provides care services in collaboration with the rehabilitation physicians for the Day Rehabilitation Center as well as consultations on Meriter inpatient units and other outreach locations.

Personal Interests:
Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, traveling and attending sporting events, especially hockey games. Lisa also enjoys reading, attending performances at American Players Theatre and spending time at the Union Terrace. Lisa plans to resume running and hopes to eventually participate in a triathlon.

About Rehabilitation Nurse Practitioners:
A Rehabilitation Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed advanced education and training in the specialty of rehabilitation medicine. Rehabilitation medicine is the specialized field of medical practice that focuses on restoring function for people with complex or chronic disabling diseases, illnesses or injuries.