Heart Disease

Welcome to Elizabeth R. Rieder, PA-C

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center welcomes Elizabeth R. Rieder, PA-C, to its vascular surgery team.

Elizabeth says, “My philosophy of care is to treat all patients with kindness and respect in order to connect with them on a higher level. Being able to give your full attention and listen to patients helps to establish a solid background of who they are and what they are looking for with their care. I believe that when patient-provider communication is transparent, it gives patients a clear and concise message of the care that will be provided.”

Elizabeth grew up in Iowa but has family in the St. Cloud area, which ultimately led her to Minnesota. Her grandmother recommended that she work at St. Cloud Hospital after having coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Elizabeth received her physician assistant degree from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb. She enjoys the outdoors, camping, working out and reading.
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