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Gary S. Prebeck, PA-C

  • About
    • Specialties: Physician Assistant Surgery
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    The care I provide is driven by interaction and connections with patients on a personal level. I want my patients to know that I am a person, not just their health care provider. Through building trusting relationships, I help my patients understand their options and what is best for them.

    Why I Love My Work
    I began in the medical field as an EMT. From there, I knew I wanted to do more so I went back to school to become a paramedic. My desire to continue progressing led me to start school to become a physician assistant five years later.

    I enjoy the combination of pathophysiology and technical skill that surgery brings together. It requires the ability to think critically about each patient’s situation, create a plan, and execute that plan.

    The best part about my job is making connections with patients. I like building relationships from the time we are first getting to know each other to following up after a procedure.

    Getting to Know Me
    After living and working across the country in Colorado and Georgia, in both rural and urban areas, I am happy to be back in my home state. Central Minnesota is a great place to be because the hustle and bustle of the metro is a short drive away and so is the rural community that I grew up in.

    Outside of work, I enjoy anything that gets me outdoors. I like hiking with my pup, a trip to the BWCA, and fishing trips with my friends. I also like finding and supporting local breweries, live music, and traveling.

    Before getting into medicine, I held a variety of jobs, including being a canoe guide, zipline guide, factory worker, and custodian.

    Education
    • College
      University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point
    • Training
      Emory University