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Jacob D. Norton, PA-C

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

    What I Do
    When seeing patients, I establish a working relationship with them and utilize a team approach to develop their treatment plan. I help my patients understand not only what is being done to treat their condition, but most importantly, why it is being done. I believe this approach leads to better outcomes for my patients. My clinical interest is primarily Vascular Surgery.

    Why I Love My Work
    I decided to go into medicine because of my passion for helping others. While there are many professions one can choose from in life, medicine is the one I was strongly drawn to because I can have a life-saving impact on people day in and day out. I chose vascular surgery because of the complex nature of the patients’ needs and the intricacy of the procedures performed. What I enjoy most about my job is getting to know patients and watching their health improve as the treatments patients receive can often provide a whole new outlook on life. I chose to join CentraCare because of the incredibly helpful and friendly team here in St. Cloud along with their great reputation for providing care to the people of central Minnesota.

    Getting to Know Me
    In relocating from Illinois to Minnesota, I am excited about the active outdoor lifestyle offered here. I am always looking for adventure and enjoy seeing the beauty that nature has to offer. In my free time, I like exercising and playing sports including baseball, golf, hockey, volleyball, skiing, and snowboarding.

    • College
      Benedictine University, Master of Business Administration
    • Training
      University of Dubuque, Master of Science, 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