Welcome Laura Schiltz, PA-C!

Laura Schiltz, a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) has joined Winona Health’s Surgery and Pre-anesthesia departments and will work in collaboration with General Surgeons Matthew Broghammer, DO, Wen-Yu Vicky Haines, MD, and Crystal Lumi, MD, and Karen Perkins, PA-C, and Anesthesiologist Nicole Varela, MD.

Schiltz said, “I chose Winona Health because I heard great things from classmates who did rotations at Winona Health—about the community and the people they had worked with here. I feel like I can make a difference at an independent organization in a community this size. The people here want to be here, and they are sincerely interested in taking care of their fellow community members.”

Schiltz is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Originally from Osceola, Iowa, Schiltz earned her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Kaplan University in Urbandale, Iowa and Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she graduated Cum Laude. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Schiltz is also a member of the Iowa Army National Guard, and her medical experience includes serving as an active duty Combat Medic in Afghanistan, where she earned a Combat Medic Badge. “Definitely a life-changing experience,” she says. “I have a deeper appreciation for everything.”

In her free time, Schiltz enjoys reading and outdoor activities including running, paddle boarding, kayaking and walking her dog.

Learn more about the surgical and anesthesia services available at Winona Health. To schedule an appointment in the General Surgery Department, call 507.457.7670.

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