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
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.