We’d Like You to Meet Our Nurse Practitioner

RiverWoods Manchester Welcomes Karen McDonald, Nurse Practitioner


Karen McDonald became a Nurse Practitioner 3 years ago but has been a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years. She simply wanted to spend more time in direct patient care and made that happen. In her nursing career, she worked in primary care, long-term care, and hospice. All this experience and education makes her the perfect fit for the Wellness Clinic at RiverWoods Manchester.



Karen takes a holistic approach to wellness and is wound care certified. Her goal is to become an active participant in the wellness journey of the community and offer supportive care. Karen shares, “I am very excited to be here, honestly this is my dream job. I look forward to delivering quality care with compassion.”

Karen lives in the lakes region of New Hampshire with her husband and 2 yorkies Maddie and Murray. She enjoys anything outdoors from kayaking to snowmobiling, enjoying all that beautiful New Hampshire has to offer.

A little bit about the Independent Living Wellness Clinic

The clinic is centrally located and open from 8-4 daily. Services provided include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses
  • Blood pressure and heart rate monitoring
  • Collaboration with primary physicians as needed
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Wound care
  • Medication management, including assistance with dispensing and/or ordering
  • Flu vaccine
  • Emergency Call response
  • Lab work
  • Guidance and instruction on health education and devices
  • Mental Health referrals/Social Services
  • Guidance with transitions of care
  • Prescription refills
  • Referrals to PT, OT, SLP, Fitness, Dietician
  • Assistance with Advance Directives: portable DNR, POLST, and DPOAH
  • Enhanced Home Services
  • Massage Therapy available by appointment

Schedule a tour to see the clinic and meet Karen