Marissia Schaefer, CNP, Joins Arlington Medical Center

Brookings, S.D. – Aug. 1, 2022 – Family Nurse Practitioner Marissia Schaefer, CNP, will become the new primary care provider at Arlington Medical Center. The community is invited to meet and welcome Schaefer during an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Arlington clinic.

Schaefer takes the place of Mandy Wilde, CNP, who recently chose to reduce her clinical hours in order to spend more time with her young family. Wilde will still serve patients at Volga Medical Clinic. 

As the primary care provider at Arlington Medical Center, Schaefer will see patients of all ages. She is available for any health concern as well as physicals and preventative medicine. She is also able to refer patients to specialists as needed. 

Schaefer has practiced as a nurse practitioner for the past year at both Sanford Health Brookings and Avera Medical Group Brookings. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA, in 2021. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University and worked as a registered nurse for five years. She has also acted as a clinical instructor for undergraduate nursing students at both SDSU and the University of Sioux Falls. 

To make an appointment with Schaefer, please call Arlington Medical Center at (605) 983-3283. 

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at


PHOTO: Marissia Schaefer, CNP