Family Medicine physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are primary care providers. They are medical specialists who provide comprehensive primary health care to people of all ages, from birth to advanced years. They are able to diagnose and treat the vast majority of common illnesses and injuries, as well as provide preventive care. Family Medicine providers place special emphasis on the care of families and refer patients to specialists and other community resources when necessary.
Mark A. Helgeson, PA-C received his associate degree from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in Laboratory Studies, and completed his Physician Assistant training at St. Cloud State University receiving an Associate in Science degree. He is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and, in addition, holds a specialty degree from NCCPA in primary care. He has 29 years of practice experience and enjoys taking care of all age groups. He is married and has three children. He is a musician, motorcyclist, and enjoys reading.