Andrea Schaefer, MSPAS


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I am committed to providing high-quality patient-centered care. I am devoted to ensuring patients and their loved ones understand their diagnosis, treatment plan and options, and overall prognosis. I’m dedicated to ensuring my patients and their loved ones are treated the way I would want my loved ones to be treated through evidence-based medicine, compassion, and empathy.”

Clinical Expertise

Andrea is a Physician Assistant-Certified specializing in stroke care within the inpatient neurology team. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Minnesota State University Moorhead and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Franklin College. Before PA school, she worked as a Certified fitter of orthotics, specializing in off-the-shelf bracing options and modification of cranial remodeling orthoses. She also spent multiple years working as a certified nursing assistant and patient care technician in an intensive care unit, transitional care unit, and long-term care unit. She also has experience participating in academic research.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Physician Assistants


  • Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Franklin College in Franklin, IN
  • Physician Assistant-Certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants


“In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I love trying new foods, going to trivia events, and exploring all that Minnesota has to offer!”