Cara Madrinich, CNA, is a certified clinical medical assistant. She serves patients at Advanced Surgical Associates of Northern Minnesota in Duluth, Minnesota.
Cara began her medical career by completing a nursing assistant course in her senior year of high school, earning her a CNA license. She immediately started working as a CNA at a nursing home.
She then attended Mesabi Range College in Eveleth, Minnesota, and graduated from the licensed practical nursing program in May 2010. Cara then started working as a practical nurse at the same nursing home.
In the fall of 2010, Cara moved to Hibbing and became a medical assistant at St. Luke’s Hibbing Family Medical Clinic. She spent 11 years working with specialists and family practice providers.
As a certified clinic medical assistant, she performs several administrative and clinical tasks to keep the workflow running smoothly and efficiently. Some of her roles include recording patients’ vital signs, documenting physicians’ notes and changes in medical conditions, taking tissue and/or fluid samples and sending them in for laboratory analysis, prepping exam rooms for clinical procedures, and assisting practitioners with patient care.
Cara enjoys spending time with her husband, Marc, and their two daughters, Sophie and Abigail. They enjoy being outdoors, camping, fishing/boating, and road trips. Summertime and being on the lake is her favorite.