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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

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