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Badding joins SMCH as physician assistant

LAKE CITY — The providers and staff at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and McCrary Rost Clinic have welcomed Lexie Badding, board certified physician assistant.

Badding, native of Carroll, graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and health from Iowa State University. She then earned her Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from Des Moines University.

Badding will provide family care to patients in Lake City. She will also provide coverage in Gowrie, Lake View and Rockwell City as needed. She will begin providing care in the emergency department as well. During her clinical rotation in the ER, she worked in an adult level 1 trauma center.

“I loved my rotation in the ER. I enjoyed the challenges of thinking fast and being quick on my feet,” she said.

CEO Cindy Carstens said, “Stewart Memorial and the McCrary Rost Clinics are excited to have Lexie Badding, PA-C, join our team. Her flexibility to provide coverage in all locations as needed will assure that our patients and communities will receive care from a local provider and a partner from our team. Having Lexie as that local provider assures communication of the patient’s plan of care occurs with that patient’s primary care provider. This assures a smooth and safe transition of care.”

Badding is enthusiastic about joining the medical providers and staff at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and McCrary Rost Clinic.

“Everyone here loves their jobs,” Badding said. “This organization is very proactive and involved with the community, which is very important to me. There is strong support among the medical providers and they are willing to answer questions and teach. The patients are getting great care and there is great communication among all departments. There is no other place I can see myself.”

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