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Lindsey Scherer, PA-C

  • About
    • Specialties: Physician Assistant Psychiatry
    • Board Certified:
      Physician Assistant
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    Psychiatry is one of the most challenging aspects of patient care because there is no lab or imaging to explain how the patient is feeling. I enjoy helping my patients with their journey through mental illness to allow them to find inner peace.

    My special clinical interests include all-encompassing mental illness, with the focus on the patient concerns and working with them to achieve a feeling of peace for themselves.

    Why I Love My Work
    My favorite part about my job is that every day is different and you never know what the day is going to bring. Mental illness is a challenge for everyone affected by it, and I am honored to be part of my patient’s journey through some of their most challenging times. I am blessed to have the opportunity to meet each patient wherever they are at and be trusted to help both of us understand their challenges to establish meaningful plans that meet their future goals or wishes.

    I am thrilled to be part of CentraCare’s ever-growing medical team and led by such talented providers and visionary leaders.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, hiking, horseback riding and being out on the endless number of lakes. I have a diverse background in helping people. I was very involved in horseback riding, including equine therapy, and currently work with rescue puppies training as therapy canines for kids and adults. I also worked with the Boston Bruins hockey team to access and learn about the neurocognitive effects of concussions on the players.

    Education
    • College
      Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, Bachelor's Degree, Neuroscience
    • Training
      Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, Physician Assistant Program
  • Professional Memberships
    American Academy of Physician Assistants, Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team’s Medical Reserve Corps, American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants

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