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Shawn E. Dischinger, PA-C

    • Specialties: Family Medicine
    Biography
    I grew up on a dairy farm near Kerkhoven, MN and am blessed to be back in the area. My husband and I love spending time with our two boys who love to help us on our hobby farm, where we raise yaks and chickens along with a few barn cats. I also enjoy sports, the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and being involved in my church.
    Education
    • College
      Associate of Science, Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN Bachelor of Science, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
  • Areas Of Interest
    Family Medicine, providing care to the entire family. I am especially interested in women’s health, preventive medicine, pediatrics, and diabetes education and management.
  • Certifications & Licensure
    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • Certified DOT Medical Examiner on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
  • Professional Memberships
    • Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants
    • American Academy of Physician Assistants

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO