Physician Assistants in Minnesota

Rochester (443)Minneapolis (345)Saint Paul (289)Edina (113)Duluth (112)
Saint Cloud (79)St Louis Park (75)Mankato (67)Woodbury (65)Bloomington (60)Robbinsdale (59)Stillwater (46)Burnsville (45)Maple Grove (45)Coon Rapids (43)Sartell (41)Minnetonka (36)Fridley (27)Eagan (26)Plymouth (26)Roseville (26)Winona (23)Maplewood (22)Waconia (22)Apple Valley (21)Owatonna (20)Buffalo (19)Alexandria (18)Shakopee (18)Willmar (17)Albert Lea (15)Golden Valley (15)Red Wing (15)Vadnais Heights (15)Blaine (14)Detroit Lakes (14)Elk River (14)New Brighton (14)Bemidji (13)Crosby (13)St Cloud (13)Staples (13)Brainerd (12)Onamia (12)White Bear Lake (12)Crystal (11)Eden Prairie (11)Faribault (11)Cambridge (10)Fairmont (10)Hastings (10)Inver Grove Heights (10)Wadena (10)Wyoming (10)Brooklyn Park (9)Chaska (9)Crookston (9)Marshall (9)Park Rapids (9)Grand Rapids (8)Little Falls (8)New Ulm (8)Northfield (8)Rogers (8)St Paul (8)Andover (7)Austin (7)Fergus Falls (7)Mora (7)Oak Park Heights (7)Anoka (6)Champlin (6)Hutchinson (6)Moorhead (6)Richfield (6)Virginia (6)Waite Park (6)Albany (5)Brooklyn Center (5)Chanhassen (5)Cottage Grove (5)Fosston (5)Glencoe (5)Glenwood (5)Hermantown (5)Hugo (5)Long Prairie (5)Monticello (5)North Mankato (5)Pelican Rapids (5)Saint Michael (5)Sauk Centre (5)Shoreview (5)Tracy (5)Ada (4)Baxter (4)Blue Earth (4)East Grand Forks (4)Elbow Lake (4)Hibbing (4)Hopkins (4)Lake City (4)Osseo (4)Prior Lake (4)Saint James (4)Slayton (4)Wabasha (4)Albertville (3)Bagley (3)Bigfork (3)Cloquet (3)Delano (3)Eagle Bend (3)Lakeville (3)Montevideo (3)North Branch (3)Oklee (3)Otsego (3)Perham (3)Pipestone (3)Saint Peter (3)Savage (3)Thief River Falls (3)Waseca (3)Wayzata (3)West St Paul (3)Worthington (3)

Learn more about Physicians Assistants

A physician assistant (PA) is a licensed healthcare provider who practices medicine under the supervision of a doctor. PAs have advanced education, training and skills to provide patients with preventive, diagnostic and treatment services. While PAs can work in any area of medicine, they often work in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

A PA typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about wellness and disease prevention

  • Provides routine and preventive healthcare services including immunizations, sports and school physicals, pelvic exams, Pap tests, contraceptive counseling, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute diseases and conditions including infections and injuries

  • Screens, treats and monitors a range of chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, and depression

  • Performs minor procedures including setting fractures and stitching lacerations

  • Provides cancer screenings including skin and thyroid exams

  • Works closely with the supervising doctors and other healthcare team members to ensure patients receive optimal, seamless healthcare

A PA may also be known as a PA-C (physician assistant-certified) or a doctor assistant.

There are 2955 specialists practicing Physician Assistant (PA) in Minnesota with an overall average rating of 3.9 stars. There are 38 hospitals in Minnesota with affiliated Physician Assistant (PA) specialists, including Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital and Abbott Northwestern Hospital.