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Astera Health - ReadyCare
421 11th St. NW
Wadena, MN 56482

Shana Pazdernik-Hensch



Physician Assistant, ReadyCare



Board Certification
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Certified Physician Assistant
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Special practice interests
Family Medicine
Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Graduate school
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bemidji State University
University of South Dakota
Shana was previously a high school science teacher and has been an EMT for 23 years. She decided to attend PA school, a dream for many years. Shana is married with three children - Bryce, Brandy, and Breck.
What inspired you to get into medicine?
The complexity of the human body and the ever-changing medical advancements intrigues me. The medical field allows me to continually learn and grow as a person and provider.
Why did you choose Astera Health?
I worked at Astera Health as an emergency room technician and orthopedic scribe, where I was able to be part of the organization's family. I also completed several rotations at Astera as a student and was pleased with how well everyone worked together, and it made me feel welcomed. I was excited when I was offered a job at such a great place and to work with wonderful people.
What do you enjoy doing in your downtime?
I love to be outdoors doing almost any type of activity: running, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, going on picnics, lake-time, camping, and just adventuring with my family. I also like to read, play board games, and do puzzles.
What is one interesting, unique, or fun thing that most people do not know about you?
I used to be afraid of heights, but now I love cliff-jumping and zip-lining. I plan to go skydiving in the future.

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