Kara Montminy

Kara S. Montminy, PA-C

Urgent Care
I deliver compassionate, patient-centered care that addresses physical, emotional, and mental well-being of each individual.

Approach To Care

Kara’s approach to care is centered around understanding each patient’s unique needs and creating a treatment plan that suits them best. Her experience has shaped her approach by developing a deep understanding of various conditions and treatment options. She continuously updates her knowledge and skills to ensure that she can provide the most up-to-date and effective care to her patients. Kara is dedicated to her patients’ well-being and goes above and beyond to ensure their comfort and satisfaction. She listens attentively to her patients concerns, involves them in their treatment decisions, and strives to create a supportive and trusting environment.



  • NOVA Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Master of Medical Science Degree in Physician Assistant
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL – Bachelor of Science Degree in Cardiopulmonary Science
  • Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL – Associate of Science & Associate of Arts Degree in Respiratory Therapy
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND


Kara’s medical career began in 1993 when she became a certified nurses assistant at her local nursing home in Crosby, North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota before moving to Tampa, FL. Kara earned a Bachelor’s in Cardiopulmonary Science and became a Respiratory Therapist in 1998. After working as an RT for several years, she continued following her passion for people, health, and wellness and obtained her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2008.

Kara moved to the Minneapolis area with her husband and kids in 2010 and began working at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Internal Medicine. After several years, she transitioned to the Lung Transplant team until leaving in 2017 for an Urgent Care position. Kara has also worked in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 2 years.
Kara appreciates that she can draw from her diverse background, experience, and medical knowledge to offer patient care that truly sees them as a whole person and factors in their overall health and wellness.

When Kara isn’t doing patient care, she volunteers at her kids’ schools, runs marathon, and loves camping with her family and friends.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

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