Specialty (Advanced Practice Providers)
Melissa Severson joined the medical staff at RHSHC in July of 2021.
Melissa is a Physician Assistant who received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Dakota and graduated with Pi Alpha Honors. She completed her clinical, emergency medicine and surgical rotations in Cresco, Osage, and at OMC in Rochester, MN.
She grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota and resides in rural Preston, MN with her husband and 2 daughters. She worked as a dietitian for 14 years in various areas such as long-term care, rural health care, dialysis, pediatrics, oncology, and a trauma 1 center prior to pursuing her dream of being a PA.
Melissa states: “Living and working in a rural community has always been a goal of mine because of how beneficial this can be to the community and the families that live there. I want to help families, like mine, understand the need for medical care and how lifestyle changes can improve their health and reduce their overall chronic disease risk.”
To schedule an appointment with Melissa at the Cresco Medical Clinic, call 563-547-2022.