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Astera Health – Wadena Clinic
421 11th St. NW
Wadena, MN 56482
Astera Health - Verndale Clinic
102 Farwell St. S.
Verndale, MN 56481

Jill Wilkens



Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Physician Assistant


Verndale Clinic, Wadena Clinic

Board certification
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
NEXPLANON training
Graduate school
Union College
- Lincoln, NE
- 2010
Other education
North Dakota State University
- Fargo, ND
- 2006
A native of Long Prairie, Jill previously worked at the New Ulm Medical Center and has been in Wadena since 2011. Jill and her husband, Shayne, have a son, daughter and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Her hobbies include spending time at the lake, golfing, reading and being with her family.
What inspired you to get into medicine?
I have a number of reasons for deciding to pursue a career in medicine. I'm a caretaker by nature, have a fascination with science and have family members with different unique medical experiences.
What can your patients expect from you when coming in for an appointment?
I understand that medicine can be a hard thing to understand and I am here to help. I want to provide options and find the right answer for their health.
What do you like to do in your downtime?
I try to spend most of my spare time with my husband and kids. We, as a family, enjoy exploring Minnesota and the outdoors. I love the lakes, water sports, fishing, etc. If I have free time, I like to read and spend time with friends.
What is one interesting, unique or fun thing that most people may not know about you?
I am left handed.

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