Campbell County Health Provider of the Month July 2018: Lynn Perlenfein, PA-C

Jul 18, 2018

Our providers are experts... and great people too! Meet Lynn Perlenfein, PA-C, the July 2018 Campbell County Health Provider of the Month.

Like many young kids, Physician Assistant Lynn Perlenfein thought she wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up. Interested in chemistry while in high school, Lynn found out about the field of medical technology from a friend. After majoring in Medical Technology at the University of Nebraska, Lynn worked in a hospital laboratory in Deadwood, SD, for 10 years, but began to wish she could do more to help people than analyze lab tests.

Lynn decided to go back to school to become a physician assistant at the age of 32, with two young children at home. She says it was the hardest thing she had ever done. Lynn graduated from the University of South Dakota’s physician assistant program, and worked mostly in urgent care, family medicine and women’s health practices in northeast Wyoming.

Lynn was practicing at the CCMG Walk-in Clinic when an opportunity opened up in the CCMG Cardiology Clinic. It’s been a steep learning curve for her, but she is happy to be working with Dr. Stamato, Dr. Shah and her co-workers in the clinic. Lynn sees cardiology patients for follow-up appointments, and participates in cardiac stress testing and other diagnostic procedures. Lynn’s father passed away from a heart attack when Lynn was only 22, and she has always had an interest in prevention of heart disease since that time.

When she’s not practicing, Lynn loves to be outdoors, especially in the summer. She enjoys boating, camping, gardening, playing golf, and hiking with her dog, Sophie.

Thank you Lynn Perlenfein, for providing our patients with excellent care.