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ACMC Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers

Harley A. Pakola, PhD, MD



(320) 231-5010
(320) 235-6506 (Carris Health Surgery Center - Willmar)

Education & Training

Undergraduate: Mesabi Community College, Virginia, MN
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Graduate School: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Internship: General Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Professional Associations & Activities

American Medical Association
Minnesota Medical Association
Mid-Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiology
Minnesota Society of Anesthesiology

Scope of Practice

Provision of anesthesia services within the anesthesia team format involving anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists.

General and major regional anesthesia provided for surgical patients; epidural/intrathecal analgesia for obstetrics; epidural narcotics for thoracic and major abdominal surgery. Provision of chronic pain management including epidural steroid injections for spinal pathology, sympathetic blocks for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and trigger point injections for myofascial pain.