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Kelly L. Downes, PA-C

Hospital Medicine
I aim to be an advocate for every customer through shared decision-making and open dialogue.

Approach To Care

Kelly Downes is passionate about customer centered care ensuring that each individual’s concerns are acknowledged and addressed during every encounter. Kelly was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age and her personal experience has afforded her the ability to appreciate the importance of open communication and trust between the provider and customer. Her positive attitude and reassuring demeanor serve as a comfort to individuals during their hospitalization and she aims to provide every customer with the tools needed to take an active role in their healthcare.

Overall, Kelly strives to provide individualized but comprehensive care by prioritizing shared decision making and evidence-based medicine to ensure each customer is receiving the highest quality of care.


Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish for the Health Professions — Marquette University
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies — Butler University

Board Certifications 

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider


Kelly was raised in Eagan, MN and has been an avid volleyball player her whole life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors (yes even in those Minnesota winters), listening to live music, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Traveling is one of her favorite pastimes and currently her biggest bucket list item is to travel to Argentina.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers, with the exception of senior clinic providers, accept the following insurance carriers. Don’t see your carrier or have insurance questions? Contact us at 763-581-CARE.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare