Physician Assistants

Our Physician Assistants work with physician supervision and have close working relationships with them. Our Physician Assistants conduct physical exams diagnose and treat illnesses, order and read test results, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. Mitch Poppens, PA-C and Delaina Sievers, PA-C also provide Emergency Room care at MRHS on a rotating basis.

Mitch Poppens, P.A.-C

Mitch Poppens, P.A.-C

Medical School: 2002, University of South Dakota School of Medicine

Certification: Board Certified Physician Assistant

Background: Mitch has prior medical experience as a respiratory therapist. He has been practicing in Madison since 2002 and brings many years of experience with family practice and emergency room care to patients of all ages.

Emily Spanier, P.A.-C

Medical School: University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences

Certifications: Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Background: Prior to going back to school to become a PA, Emily worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in Fargo, Sioux Falls, and Madison. She worked in every unit of the hospital and also flew with the air transport teams. While she was trained in every unit, she had extra training in NICU and PICU.

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