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Faith Dammann, PA-C

  • About
    • Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease Physician Assistant
    • Board Certified:
      American Academy of Physician Assistants
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    I was drawn to cardiology for its omnipresent role in health. I wanted to work in a setting which ensures all sorts of possibilities from the acute to chronic. No day or patient is the same. I am eager to spend my working life utilizing both heart and science for the benefit of patients. My special clinical interests are:

    • Cardiovascular risk reduction
    • Structural heart procedures, e.g.: Watchman device
    • Role of fasting and intermittent eating in generalized health and longevity

    Why I Love My Work
    Medical professionals are unique in that we bear witness to the most intimate and important parts of life – both common and tragic. This is a large responsibility and a great privilege.

    Getting to Know Me
    Raised in Central Minnesota, I wanted to come back to a community that celebrates its rural roots and growing urban possibilities. I respect the sense of community and work ethic an agricultural area supports.

    In a former life, I was a professional events planner. One of my most memorable events was the College of Saint Benedict’s 100-year birthday party (yes, even a college deserves its own birthday extravaganza!). The festivities included more than 2,000 cupcakes and party hats to celebrate the historic institution and the community of women built by our local religious sisters.

    In my spare time, I collect old music records, spend time vegetable gardening and finding Minnesota native plants, along with going on hikes with my dog. Additionally, I am quite fond of family stories, recipes and folklore. Our heritage is a part of our identity and something to be shared. Warning to patients: you may be subjected to a few Irish sayings from time to time!

    Education
    • Training
      Master of Physician Assistant Studies, St. Catherine’s University
    • College
      B.A. in Biology, College of Saint Benedict
  • Professional Memberships
    American Academy of Physician Assistants, Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants

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