Board Certified Physician Assistant Paige Hardekopf of Becker, Minn., recently joined the medical staff of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center to practice with Surgeon James Stokman, M.D., the Brainerd Lakes Area’s only spine surgeon.
The physician assistant will utilize advanced techniques to assist in performing spinal decompression, fusion, and cervical disc replacement. She will collaborate with orthopaedics, interventional pain specialists, osteopaths, and physical therapy for a holistic approach.
Hardekopf earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Medicine at The College of St. Scholastica and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Exercise Science and Hispanic studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Prior to CRMC, she worked as a Cardiology Technician at Essentia Health in Grand Rapids and as a Certified Nurse’s Aide for Boulder Community Health Foothills Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Minnesota Association of Physician Assistants. Outside her practice, she enjoys the great outdoors, especially hiking with her dog, fishing, hunting, paddleboarding, snowboarding, and spending time with her family and friends.
For more information or an appointment, visit https://cuyunamed.org/patient-care/spine-care or call 218-545-1044.