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James Orton, PA-C

Palliative Medicine

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"My goals for every patient I meet are to assure understanding of their medical condition(s), and to also address other concerns such as psychosocial and spiritual concerns to help get the support they need."

Clinical Expertise

James is a physician assistant who specializes in symptom management related to serious illness. He also helps faciliate goals of care conversations in the context of life-limiting illnesses.


  • Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care


"I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially fishing during the summer months."