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Melody R. Zortman, PA-C

Melody R. Zortman, PA-C
  • Practicing Department: Emergency Medicine
  • Physician Assistant

I chose emergency medicine because I enjoy the fast pace and meeting new patients every day. I never know what will happen.

When patients come to me, I often hear so much confusion and frustration. People want answers. More than anything, I want to help. I want my patients to know we're on the same team. We're in this together.

Explaining the situation clearly is my responsibility. It's easy for medical providers to get caught up in our own lingo, but I make sure I always talk with patients using language they can understand. In fact, I even like to draw pictures to help people understand what's going on. Clear communication can help bring some calm to a stressful situation.

In my free time, I enjoy glassblowing and doing some work as a personal chef. I also love travel and scuba diving.



  • Professional School: Augsburg College 2006
  • Certification: NCCPA-Ntl Comm on Cert of Physician Assistants
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