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Northern Pines is currently working to build up its psychiatry department. As present, our psychiatric providers include:

Dr Jones

Robert B Jones, MD -  Psychiatric Physician

Dr. Robert Jones has practiced psychiatric medicine in a variety of settings in central Minnesota for over 25 years. 

Currently Dr. Jones’ private medical consultation and direct care services include the Youth and Adult Act Teams of Northern Pines Mental Health Center, the Rapid Access Psychiatric Services of the Northern Pines Mobile Crisis Service, and Safe Harbor Crisis Services, in addition to outpatient services in Wadena, Staples and Brainerd, Minnesota. Currently Dr. Jones also provides long term care consultation and intensive partial hospitalization services for older adults through the Lakewood Health Systems Senior Campus in Staples, Minnesota.

Dr. Jones education and training includes B.S. degrees in biology and chemistry from the University of Oregon and Lewis & Clark College;  Fellowship in Neurological Sciences at the Neurological Sciences Institute of Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Oregon; and a Medical Student Fellowship in neuropsychiatry at the Oregon Health Sciences University where he earned his M.D. in 1980. Dr. Jones completed post graduate residency training in psychiatric medicine with a first year emphasis in oncology and three years of neuropsychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire where he was appointed to the faculty as Chief Resident in his senior year and honored as a Laughlin Fellow by the American College of Psychiatrists in 1983-84.

Currently Dr. Jones serves as a clinical adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Psychiatry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Jones lives with his family on their family farm, St. Mathias Farm, in the Brainerd Lakes area of central Minnesota.

Linda Hertz Linda Hertz, RN, CNS

Linda is a Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse with extensive experience in mental health treatment. She earned her master’s degree in nursing at the University of Minnesota, and has 20 years of inpatient psychiatric nursing experience from Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato. Linda has experience working in a residential mental illness / chemical dependency treatment program, and has 10 years of psychiatric prescribing experience in clinical and crisis center settings.

Rosemary Leonard Rosemary Leonard, MA, RN, CNS

Rosemary provides outpatient psychiatric treatment and services for children and adolescents, and is a consultant for Northern Pines' school-based mental health programs. Rosemary has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of psychiatric and critical care nursing. Her psychiatric experience includes practice in acute hospital care; 10 years in child and adolescent residential treatment; and 12 years of outpatient services at several Minnesota community mental health centers. Rosemary holds advanced degrees in social psychology, nursing and clinical counseling, and obtained credentials for prescriptive practive in 1998 at the University of Minnesota. Rosemary is board certified as an advanced practice clinical specialist in child and adolescent psychiatric nursing.

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