Eastridge Clinic101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
Clinic501 N. State St., Waseca, MN 56093
"The needs of the patients come first". This statement best clarifies how I approach my responsibilities as a Physician Assistant, helping patients under my care. I strive to insure that the most current and timely care is delivered with respect and honesty to all of my patients. I believe that educating patients about their medical issues and developing a medical health care plan together is essential in reaching the best possible out-comes for the patient and their family.
I was born in Mankato, MN and grew up on farm(s) near Gaylord and Madison Lake, MN. I graduated from Cleveland PHS and attended Bethany Lutheran College for one year. I served in both the United States Air Force and United States Navy, retiring as a Master Chief Petty Officer Hospital Corpsman.
I completed my Undergraduate degree in Health Science while on active duty. After retiring from the service 2004 I completed my Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2004.
During my Internships I was hired by MCHS Mankato as a Surgical Physician Assistant. This afforded me the opportunity to return home to Minnesota. I loved serving my Country as a Hospital Corpsman and I love caring for my patients today.
My hobbies are spending time with my family and my many dogs, birds, and one cat. I love yard work, flower gardening, and wood working, I love to camp, enjoy riding bike and exploring National Parks.
Training & Credentials
- Bachelor's Degree, Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
- Master's Degree, Physician Assistant, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois
- American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA)
- Nation Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
- Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA)