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Wade Paulson, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Surgery
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    My goal is to provide excellent individualized care, helping my patients navigate what is often the most challenging and vulnerable time in their lives. A clinical interest of mine is emergency general surgery.

    Why I Love My Work
    I have always worked with my hands and I enjoy learning about and treating surgical disease. I went into medicine because I wanted to make a profound difference in the lives of others. The opportunity to meet and help new people every day is rewarding.

    Getting to Know Me
    I came to CentraCare for the opportunity to practice in a solid health care system and in a community that is great for my family. Outside of work, I enjoy fishing, playing racquetball and spending time with family.

    I have a background in economics and have a prior career working in a family flooring business before going into medicine.

    • Medical School
      University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
    • Residency
      General Surgery, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

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