Mary received her R.N. from Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing and additional education and clinical training for Nurse Practitioner certification in the ObGyn Specialty through the University of MN. She joined Dr Larson’s practice in 1981. Mary has a special interest in young patients, teaching contraceptive options, as well as menopausal patients, and in helping people on their journey to fertility and pregnancy. Mary and husband Dave have bred and shown standard longhaired dachshunds for more than 40 years and are the proud breeders of the first AKC Grand Champion long hairs in MN, IA, and ND. She also enjoys classical and choral music and spending time with family, especially granddaughters Mary & Grace.