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Kalie Johnson, PA-C

  • About
    • Specialties: Orthopedics Physician Assistant
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    I believe in providing viable treatment options and like to practice shared decision making with my patients. Every patient should be a the fore-front of their own health care! I use my training and experience to help my patients understand all their options and choose what is best for them. My clinical interests include working with high school and college athletes, rehabilitation reconstructive surgery, taping, casting, bracing, suturing, and injections.

    Why I Love My Work
    From a young age, I was always intrigued by how intricate the human body is and began to recognize the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. I went into medicine to learn more about how these concepts connect. While playing college hockey, I became interested in athletic training which led me to pursue a career as an athletic trainer in orthopedic medicine. After working for a few years, I decided to continue my education and become a physician assistant.

    The best part about my job is building relationships with individuals and families. I joined CentraCare because of the small-town feel and family-vibe.

    Getting to Know Me
    When I am not working, I love being outside. One of the reasons I came to Central Minnesota is because of the Mississippi river. I like to hike and walk along the trails and enjoy nature. I had lived my whole life in south Minneapolis, and I was ready to settle down in a smaller city.

    My hobbies include hiking, weightlifting, sporting events, my animals, reading, and spending time with family. Some interesting facts about me are that I played hockey in Europe to help train their Olympic team, I walk my cat in a stroller everyday along with the dog, and I love seafood!

    • College
      Bethel University, Bachelor's in Orthopedic Medicine and Athletic Training
    • Training
      Bethel University, Master's 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