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Heather Shimek, FNP-C

  • Accepting New Patients
  • NPI Number: 1447406129
  • Primary Specialty: Occupational Medicine


Heather Shimek, FNP-C offers occupational health and medicine services. She has experience in the fields of orthopedic and primary care medicine. Heather provides comprehensive injury prevention and management to help patients engage in their work and everyday occupations. Heather is certified in DOT and other employer-based physicals. She provides the full scope of occupational health and medicine services to serve employees and employers. She enjoys biking outdoors, playing volleyball with friends and participating in community events.

Philosophy of Medicine

"I have always wanted to help people in my community get back to the things that they enjoy. I incorporate therapy and other treatment options to accomplish this. I provide education during my visits and welcome questions. I collaborate with my patients to create a treatment plan that will be the most helpful for them."

Locations Altru 860 Columbia, Entrance B
  • Academic honors at the University of North Dakota
  • The American Association of Nurse Practitioners Member (AANP)
  • Formal Education
  • University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
47 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Rating

4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 Stars

Access to Timely Care


4.8 out of 5 Stars

Communicates Clearly


4.9 out of 5 Stars

Time with Provider is Meaningful


4.7 out of 5 Stars

Listens Well and is Respectful


4.9 out of 5 Stars


Reviews are collected from our patient experience survey results. Comments may be edited or omitted in some instances, for example to remove protected health information or a reference to irrelevant information. We do not alter any information that would change the meaning or sentiment of the comment.

  • 08/11/2023

    Over all experience was good

    Rating: 5
  • 06/17/2023

    Real good

    Rating: 5
  • 02/08/2023

    This was by far the best interaction I've had with Altru. Heather and staff exceed expectations.

    Rating: 5