9/24/2015 1:17:00 PM Mayo ED has new physician's assistant
Trent Whitcomb, physician assistant, recently joined the team of health care providers at Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls. He will primarily see patients in the Emergency Department. As a physician assistant, he will work with the rest of the health care team and consult a physician if needed to diagnose and treat patients who are experiencing a medical emergency. He has special interest in orthopedic trauma.
"I have always found trauma to be fascinating and challenging, and my personality is drawn to working in environments where being flexible, creative, and calm under pressure are important qualities," says Whitcomb. "Emergency medicine is challenging, ever changing, and allows me the opportunity to care for people with a wide variety of conditions and injuries."
Whitcomb earned his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice at The Chicago Medical School of Finch University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. He is also a graduate of Mankato State University in Mankato. He previously practiced emergency medicine and assisted with orthopedic trauma surgery in the Twin Cities for several years. Whitcomb is also an active member of the Minnesota Army National Guard. Prior to joining the health care field, Whitcomb worked as a police officer, emergency dispatcher and emergency medical technician (EMT).
"Dr. Jeffery Wheeler, who practices in Cannon Falls, and I serve in the same Minnesota Army National Guard unit. He and I have had many conversations about what an outstanding staff and practice location Cannon Falls has been for him, and he recommended I explore career opportunities," says Whitcomb. "I am extremely pleased that I am now a provider in the Cannon Falls Emergency Department."
Whitcomb and his wife, Lisa, have twin daughters Keeley and Kiera (7). Outside of work, his favorite activity is spending time with his family. He also enjoys fishing, boating, snowmobiling, playing/coaching hockey, and shooting sports. He's also avid Minnesota Wild and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fan.