Published on September 05, 2018

Essentia Health Welcomes Physician Assistant Cody Baxter

Cody Baxter, Family Medicine

Physician Assistant Cody Baxter has joined the Family Medicine Department at the Essentia Health-Moorhead Clinic in Moorhead, Minnesota.

“Family practice interests me because I get a chance to be on the front line of medicine,” says Baxter. “I am usually the first provider a patient sees, which means I have the opportunity to deal with a wide variety of concerns, and I get to focus on educating my patients and being a resource for them as they navigate the health care system.”

Baxter earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

“I am particularly interested in lifestyle modifications that can prevent or reverse chronic health conditions,” says Baxter. “If I can help patients optimize their diet, exercise and sleep, as well as manage their stress, I believe I will help them drastically improve their quality of life.”

To schedule an appointment with Baxter, call (701) 364-6800. To see his full profile, visit and click on “Find a Doctor or Provider.”

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