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Published on July 24, 2017

Agatha J. Ottem, PA Joins Altru’s Urology Team

Grand Forks, N.D. – Agatha J. Ottem, PA, joins the urology team at Altru Health System. She is motivated by her passion for rural health, and her calling for helping people. “Being able to make a difference in people’s lives is what I find the most rewarding,” states Agatha. “I love when a patient has a better quality of life because the treatment I suggested or performed.” 

Agatha earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Psychology at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. She went on to complete the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, also at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, ND. Prior to that, she served as a nurse in various Altru departments including the emergency department, urgent care, telemetry and urology.  

Outside of work, Agatha enjoys reading, cooking and baking, scrapbooking and spending time with her two sons and their two Siamese cats.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs nearly 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $549 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.