Paige Thayer, PA-C
- Orthopedic surgery
- Shoulder care
- Elbow care
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
Paige Thayer, PA-C, is a certified physician-assistant specializing in orthopedic surgery and is affiliated with Dr. Zurek - Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon.
Hometown: North Oaks, MN
What is your practice philosophy? As an advanced practice provider, I will strive to work with my patients in their development of realistic health goals by building trusting relationships and providing evidence-based medicine.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about getting to know my patients. It is important to me that each patient is aware of what is going on with their care at each step along the way. It is my goal to continuously listen to them and educated them to the best of my ability.
Why did you become a provider? I had foot surgery during my junior year of high school and had to miss the basketball season. As a competitive teenager, this was a huge disappointment, but the care and reassurance I received from my orthopedic team got me back to playing by the next season. I want to do the same and get patients back to their favorite activities.
Something I have learned from my patients is: It is important to take the time to listen to each patient. We all have come from different backgrounds and deserve to be treated with individualized care.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is: medicine is a challenging field as it is constantly changing. I enjoy staying up to date and constantly learning.
My personal health goal is: To be the healthiest version of myself, both physically and mentally.
What is the best thing you've done for your health? I took a road trip out west to hike the national parks. Not only did the hikes take me to beautiful views, by spending time outside was great for clearing my mind.
What are you most proud of? Remaining so close with my family.
What are a few of your personal achievements? I ran a half marathon, graduated PA school, and got my dream job during a global pandemic. Also, I have competed in several state tennis tournaments and continue to play this sport today.
- Orthopedic surgery
- Spending time with family and friends
- Trying new restaurants
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)