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Heather Lunning, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Locations

Oakdale ObGyn

Blaine, Maple Grove

Contact

(763) 587-7000

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Language Spoken

English

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About Heather Lunning, PA-C

I was lucky to begin my life’s journey in a rural southern Minnesota town. As a veterinarian’s daughter, I knew at a young age that I was intrigued and fascinated by medicine. Spending many hours side by side with my dad at the surgery table, barn, or pasture, I truly developed my love for surgery, mesmerized watching his deft hands work. As I grew older, my mom empowered me to develop into an independent, strong willed young woman. Through college, I dreamed of a career in medicine and decided on a degree in Physician Assistant studies, which I felt would allow me a positive work/life balance.

Fortunately, I have had an extremely diverse background in medicine, which has been both gratifying and advantageous. Given more than two decades of my career was spent in rural Minnesota, my knowledge base in family medicine and seeing patients of all ages strengthened my diagnostic, clinical, and surgical skill sets. My passion for women’s health, combined with my lifelong love for surgery motivated me to take a position in gynecology oncology surgery several years ago. This position further developed my surgical skill set with the addition of minimally invasive robotic technology.

My decision to join the collaborating team of providers at Oakdale ObGyn in 2022 has been extremely rewarding and fulfilling.  As I’ve integrated into this talented team, my special interests have evolved.  Pelvic pain, recurrent infections, LGBTQ care, menopause guidance, and urogynecology are areas in which I have expanded my knowledge base and hope to educate and successfully treat my patients.  The physical and emotional changes a woman experiences throughout her life demands a caring, knowledgeable partner in her medical journey. I hope that I can develop long-term relationships with my patients, understanding that they are in a safe and reliable health care environment. My role is to educate and guide patients, but appreciate the opinions and goals of my patients working together to strive for a healthy and positive outcome.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant, Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center – Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Science in Biology, St. Olaf College – Northfield, MN

Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Insurance Information

Our practice accepts most major insurances. However, we encourage you to call your insurance provider about your coverage.

MN-Aetna

MN-Americas PPO

MN-BCBS of MN

MN-Cigna

MN-HealthPartners/Cigna

MN-Hennepin Health

MN-Humana

MN-Medica

MN-Medicaid

MN-Medicare

MN-Multiplan

MN-PreferredOne

MN-Railroad Medicare

MN-VA CCN

MN-UHC

MN-Ucare

MN-Tricare

Hospital Affiliations

Oakdale ObGyn

North Memorial Health Maple Grove Hospital

9875 Hospital Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Blaine Surgery Center

11225 Ulysses Street NE
Blaine, MN 55434

North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center

9855 Hospital Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Special Interests

  • Gynecology
  • Patient education
  • Emotional wellness
  • Gynecologic surgery

I was lucky to begin my life’s journey in a rural southern Minnesota town. As a veterinarian’s daughter, I knew at a young age that I was intrigued and fascinated by medicine. Spending many hours side by side with my dad at the surgery table, barn, or pasture, I truly developed my love for surgery, mesmerized watching his deft hands work. As I grew older, my mom empowered me to develop into an independent, strong willed young woman. Through college, I dreamed of a career in medicine and decided on a degree in Physician Assistant studies, which I felt would allow me a positive work/life balance.

Fortunately, I have had an extremely diverse background in medicine, which has been both gratifying and advantageous. Given more than two decades of my career was spent in rural Minnesota, my knowledge base in family medicine and seeing patients of all ages strengthened my diagnostic, clinical, and surgical skill sets. My passion for women’s health, combined with my lifelong love for surgery motivated me to take a position in gynecology oncology surgery several years ago. This position further developed my surgical skill set with the addition of minimally invasive robotic technology.

My decision to join the collaborating team of providers at Oakdale ObGyn in 2022 has been extremely rewarding and fulfilling.  As I’ve integrated into this talented team, my special interests have evolved.  Pelvic pain, recurrent infections, LGBTQ care, menopause guidance, and urogynecology are areas in which I have expanded my knowledge base and hope to educate and successfully treat my patients.  The physical and emotional changes a woman experiences throughout her life demands a caring, knowledgeable partner in her medical journey. I hope that I can develop long-term relationships with my patients, understanding that they are in a safe and reliable health care environment. My role is to educate and guide patients, but appreciate the opinions and goals of my patients working together to strive for a healthy and positive outcome.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant, Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center – Des Moines, IA
Bachelor of Science in Biology, St. Olaf College – Northfield, MN

Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Oakdale ObGyn

North Memorial Health Maple Grove Hospital

9875 Hospital Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Blaine Surgery Center

11225 Ulysses Street NE
Blaine, MN 55434

North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center

9855 Hospital Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Gynecology
  • Patient education
  • Emotional wellness
  • Gynecologic surgery

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