Megan Hazel, PA-C
- Sports Medicine
- Non-operative orthopedics
- Operative follow-up visits
- Fracture care
- Joint and tendon injections
- Hip and knee pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Trigger Finger Disorder
What is your practice philosophy? My practice philosophy is that with compassion, good listening and education, I will be able to help patients make decisions regarding their own care and help them achieve their personal health goals.
Hometown: Lakeville, Minnesota
What are you passionate about? And why? I am passionate about my family, friends, and creating a life that I enjoy through being active and pursuing my interests. Through my career, I hope to help patients to pursue their passions as well by helping them get back to their optimal state of health.
If I wasn’t a provider, I would be a: Yoga instructor, because I love yoga and it would continue to fulfill my passion to help others achieve optimal health.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? I became a provider because I wanted to be in a field where I was surrounded by people, and could learn about the body. I knew this was the career for me when I saw the joy in patients after being treated by their healthcare provider.
Something I have learned from my patients is: Listening can be so powerful, and is one of the most important aspects of starting the journey of healing for patients.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is (and why): I enjoy the challenge of diagnosing patients’ complaints because it is always a new mystery to solve, and each patient is truly unique.
My personal health goal is: Share my joy of being active with my own family.
What is the best thing you’ve done for your health or the best health advice you’ve received? I have learned that health starts from the basics – eating well, taking care of mental health and staying active – and if we take care of ourselves through those venues, we can avoid many lasting health issues.
What are a few of your personal achievements? Running a half marathon, submitting my research to JAAPA magazine at the end of PA school, and staying healthy with a full time job and a family.
- Creighton University
- Saint Catherine University
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Delta Zeta
- Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants
Current licenses and certifications
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification
- Basic Life Support Certification
Years of experience
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)