FAIRMONT, Minn. — Evan Jones, physician assistant, joined the team of providers at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont Oct. 26, where he began his training and eventually started seeing patients full time in December. As a hospitalist, Jones’ primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. His duties include patient care, teaching, research and leadership.
“The opportunity to work as a provider within Mayo Clinic Health System was not a difficult decision,” says Jones. “I’m originally from Rochester, Minnesota, so I grew up understanding the significant role Mayo Clinic provides in the arena of medicine. Working in Fairmont also allows me the chance to return to my home state and remain close to family, which is important to me.”
Jones’ connection to Mayo Clinic reaches back to his younger years. Growing up, he remembers excelling in math and science. It was not until his grandmother became sick and a patient at Mayo Clinic that his attention turned to a potential career in medicine.
“Here I was at 16 years of age, watching the doctors at Mayo Clinic, these experts using all this knowledge and expertise to help my grandmother. It really hit home for me,” says Jones. “I knew I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me the chance to care for other individuals in need.”
Jones’ education took him to North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, where he graduated with a degree in Zoology and a minor in chemistry. Recently, he received a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
“As a hospitalist, my medical interests lie in internal medicine and how the body works,” states Jones. “I enjoy the challenge of medical diagnosis and breaking things down in order to discover what is wrong and help the patient. Each day presents a new set of challenges that pushes you to be at your best.”
“Having an inpatient hospitalist like Evan join our team provides patients with even greater access to the care they need when they need it, right here at the hospital,” says Marie Morris, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont medical director.
Jones resides in Blue Earth, Minnesota and leads an active life, enjoying hockey, marathons, golfing and, at one point, he was a sponsored racquetball player.
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