Courtney Dorle, PA-C
- Thoracic surgery
- lung cancer screening
- Smoking cessation education
- Minimally invasive thoracic procedures
- Chest tube management
- Esophageal cancer
What is your practice philosophy? I chose to pursue a career as a physician assistant so that I could form close, transparent relationships with my patients, and work collaboratively as a team to provide the highest quality medical care. I value opportunities to help motivate my patients to take the lead in their own medical decision-making and recognize that my patients can teach me something in return. It’s my goal to provide evidence-based medicine targeted at both the physical and mental well-being of my patients and their family members.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? I became a provider because I value the close connections I am able to form with my patients. Especially working in surgery, there is a lot of trust that must be built to ensure a supportive and comfortable environment for patients.
Something I have learned from my patients is: You need to meet your patients where they are at in their own health journey, which requires active listening and understanding their perspective.
What is the best thing you’ve done for your health or the best health advice you’ve received? Remember the importance of your own self-care; both physically and mentally.
What are you most proud of? I am most proud of being a very present Aunt to my four nieces.
- Thoracic surgery
Years of experience
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital
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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)