OWATONNA, Minn. — A new physician assistant recently joined the orthopedics team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna.
Valerie Peterson, P.A.-C. has a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a master’s degree in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.
Peterson enjoys the full spectrum of the orthopedics practice, but has a passion for sports medicine.
“Working in orthopedics is like home to me. As I was working my way through all of the medical specialties during my clinical rotation, I realized that I found comfort in orthopedics and knew that was where I needed to be,” says Peterson. “Helping to improve a patient’s quality of life is very gratifying.”
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and appreciates traveling and hiking in the great outdoors.
Press ContactAmanda Beltz