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Chuci (CJ) Thao, PA-C

  • About
    • Specialties: Physician Assistant
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English, Hmong

    What I Do
    I believe in partnering with my patients to deliver care that meets their needs and addresses their concerns regardless of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, or physical ability. I focus on educating my patients so they can make informed decisions about their health.

    Why I Love My Work
    I enjoy my career because I have the privilege to meet the physical and emotional needs of my patients when they are at their most vulnerable. When patients come into the Emergency department, I get to connect with them and deliver care that addresses their problems and concerns.

    Getting to Know Me
    In my free time I enjoy being outdoors and traveling. My hobbies include hiking and road biking. Something interesting about me is I have two Shiba Inus named Toshi and Niko.

    • College
      University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Bachelor of Science
    • Training
      Red Rocks Community College, Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare 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 help 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