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Justin Smith, anesthetist, joins Perham Health

Perham Health is pleased to welcome Justin Smith, certified nurse anesthetist, to its team of medical professionals.

As a nurse anesthetist, Smith provides anesthesia services including sedation and general anesthesia for surgery, pain management for obstetric patients, nerve blocks. This includes neuraxial anesthesia consisting of spinals and epidurals. Smith started his position at Perham Health in November of 2013.

Smith, a Fargo, N.D. native, obtained his bachelor’s of science degree in nursing at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and received his doctor of nursing practice in nurse anesthesia from the University of Minnesota.

“This is the job of my dreams,” said Smith. “The hospital staff and my co-workers are wonderful to work with, the facility is beautiful and the patients are great. I hope to spend many years working here.”

Smith is married to his wife, Jordyn, and they have a dog named Winston.

“Both of us spent a lot of time in the lakes area growing up and have always wanted to settle here,” he added. “Fortunately, this position opened and I was offered the position.”

In his spare time, Smith likes to play golf, bike and spend time at the lake.