COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More

Julie L. McDonald, PA-C

  • About
    • Specialties: Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    My philosophy of care is grounded in evidence-based medicine and a team effort for a patient-centered care model. I enjoy connecting with others to provide the best care for my patients.

    Why I Love My Work
    I appreciate the opportunity to help people when they are in their most vulnerable states. I enjoy talking them through their steps of care to ensure they understand and feel less anxious about what they are going through.

    I chose CentraCare because I previously worked here and enjoyed the teamwork and patient-centered care provided by everyone who works here.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, reading, and boating with my husband and our four children.

    • Master’s Degree
      Butler University, Master of Science in 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