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Essentia Health Welcomes Certified Physician Assistant Brittany Hjermstad

Sep 17, 2021 10:12AM ● By Med Magazine

Certified physician assistant Brittany Hjermstad, who specializes in gastroenterology, is excited to welcome new patients at Essentia Health-Fargo.

“I was drawn to Essentia’s patient-centered, teamwork mindset,” Hjermstad said. “Health care is a team sport and outcomes are best if everyone is working together and treating each other with respect.”

Hjermstad was educated at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz., and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

“The GI system involves a wide variety of organs with complex pathophysiology that is fascinating to learn about,” Hjermstad said. “I enjoy the ability to focus my studies and energies on one system to work toward being an expert in the field. Many of the conditions that affect the GI system have treatments available that can greatly improve patients’ quality of life. It is rewarding to see patients improve and feel better.”

To schedule an appointment with Hjermstad, call Essentia Health-Fargo at (701) 364-8900. To see her full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”