Minnesota Monthly names 2022 Top Doctors







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You want the best health, so it makes sense that you want the best health care team, too. At HealthPartners, we have hundreds of incredible care providers, giving you many choices when looking for a doctor who fits your needs and care preferences.

Our doctors are often recognized for providing the highest level of care. In fact, more than 120 of our doctors were recently named to Minnesota Monthly’s 2022 Top Doctors list. For some, this is a repeat honor, having made the list of Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors in 2021 or previous years. Some are also among those named 2022 Rising Stars and Top Doctors by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

To create their yearly Top Doctors list, Minnesota Monthly contacts thousands of doctors in the Twin Cities metro area and Olmsted County. Each doctor is asked to share three doctors within each specialty area that they’d recommend to others. The Top Doctors for the year are those with the most votes.

If you’re looking for your own “top doctor” to be part of your care team, you want someone you’re comfortable with and trust to help you reach your health goals. Below, you’ll be able to meet this year’s Top Doctors and explore doctors across a variety of specialties.

Our 2022 Minnesota Monthly Top Doctor honorees

Select a specialty to learn more about top doctors and find your own top doctor.

Allergy and immunology

Depend on our top-rated allergists to help you get relief from seasonal, skin and food allergies.

Cardiology and cardiac surgery

Our board-certified cardiologists and cardiac surgeons provide complete heart health, including preventive care, managing chronic conditions and recovery support.

Colon and rectal surgery

Our award-winning colon and rectal surgeons provide expert care for colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas and more.

Cosmetic surgery

If you’d like to enhance your appearance, our award-winning cosmetic surgeons can help.

  • Jason L. Buseman, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Anthony J. DeAngelis, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Harley S. Dresner, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center, Saint Paul
  • James H. Kong, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Mark E. Lovaas, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park

Critical care medicine

Our award-winning critical care doctors provide compassionate care for life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

Dermatology

Depend on top-rated dermatologists to provide expert care for your skin, hair and nails, helping to manage conditions like acne and hair loss, and monitoring your skin for signs of cancer.

Endocrinology and metabolism

Our award-winning doctors care for a range of endocrine conditions, including diabetes, thyroid disease, bone and calcium disorders, adrenal disease and hypogonadism in both children and adults.

  • Amy B. Criego, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Jacklyn M. Ellickson, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center, Saint Paul
  • Laura M. Gandrud Pickett, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Nicole S. Nader, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Betsy L. Schwartz, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park

Family medicine

Find top-rated family medicine doctors to provide a range of care to people of all ages – everything from treating minor injuries to managing conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and more.

Gastroenterology

Find award-winning digestive health care for celiac disease, gastric reflux, liver and pancreatic disorders, gastrointestinal cancers, irritable bowel syndrome and more.

General surgery

Our award-winning surgeons perform a range of surgeries. No matter what type of surgery you need, you’ll find compassionate expertise and a customized treatment plan.

  • Amy C. Fox, MD | Regions Hospital – The Breast Health Center, Saint Paul
  • Brian C. Grubbs, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Emily S.T. Koeck, MD | Regions Hospital – The Burn Center, Saint Paul
  • Christina T. M. Moses, MD | Hutchinson Health Clinic, Hutchinson
  • Kevin J. Ose, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center at Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Kristin N. Ritter, MD | Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center, Saint Louis Park

Geriatric medicine

Our top-rated geriatricians help elderly patients receive the best health care at home and in the clinic.

Gynecologic oncology

Depend on our award-winning experts for compassionate care and guidance for gynecologic cancers such as uterine cancer, endometrial cancer and cervical cancer.

Hand surgery

Our award-winning hand surgeons provide expert care for hand, arm and elbow injuries, strains, defects, arthritis and more.

  • Deborah C. Bohn, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington
  • Erica J. Gauger, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Center, Woodbury
  • Yvonne M. Grierson, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington
  • Jeffrey B. Husband, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington
  • Katharine S. A. Pico, MD | Regions Hospital – Orthopedic Surgery, Saint Paul
  • Thomas F. Varecka, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington
  • Thomas M. Walsh, MD | TRIA Orthopedics, Saint Louis Park
  • Christina M. Ward, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Saint Paul

Hospice and palliative medicine

Our award-winning hospice and palliative medicine specialists help patients find expert care and peace of mind during serious or terminal illness.

Hospital medicine

Whether you’re in the hospital for a scheduled surgery or for emergency care, you can expect to receive compassionate and expert support from our award-winning hospitalists.

  • Natalia Dorf Biderman, MD | Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Alison A. Eckhoff, MD | Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • Daniel J. Sullivan, MD | Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park

Infectious disease

Our award-winning specialists help with rare or hard-to-treat infections, including HIV/AIDs and other bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infections.

Internal medicine

Our top-rated internal medicine doctors care for adults, providing preventive care, health screenings, condition management and treatment for illness and injury.

Maternal and fetal medicine

Our award-winning doctors provide expert care and support during complicated pregnancies, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and birth defects.

Nephrology

Our top-rated nephrologists provide expert care for kidney disease, kidney failure, infections, cysts, dialysis and other kidney conditions.

Neurology

Our award-winning neurologists care for conditions such as stroke, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, severe pain and more.

Neurosurgery

Depend on our top-rated neurosurgery specialists to provide expert guidance and treatment for back surgery, spine surgery and brain surgery.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Our award-winning OB-GYNs support women throughout their adult lives and provide guidance for pregnancy, birth control, periods and menopause.

Oncology and hematology

Depend on top-rated oncologists to provide award-winning cancer care that’s personalized to each patient, using the latest medical knowledge, advanced therapies and innovative treatments.

Ophthalmology

Find award-winning eye care, for everything from routine eye exams to treatments such as cataracts, macular degeneration, strabismus, amblyopia and chronic dry eyes.

Orthopedic surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons provide award-winning care for the entire musculoskeletal system – from head injuries to foot injuries and everything in between.

Otolaryngology

Our ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors provide award-winning care for conditions such as chronic infections, tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, tonsillitis and sinusitis.

Pain medicine

If you have chronic pain, our award-winning pain specialists can work with you to develop a treatment plan that gets you back to enjoying life once again.

Pathology

Our award-winning pathologists use laboratory techniques to help find answers during the diagnosis or treatment of different diseases and medical conditions.

Pediatrics

Our pediatricians are known for providing award-winning care for children, including everything from routine checkups, illnesses and injuries to managing medical conditions.

Plastic surgery

Discover award-winning reconstructive surgery to help you achieve your goals.

  • Ruth J. Barta, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Plastic and Hand Surgery, Saint Paul
  • Elaine J.C. Buckley, MB BCH | Regions Hospital – The Breast Health Center, Saint Paul
  • Jason L. Buseman, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Harley S. Dresner, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Otolaryngology, Saint Paul
  • Christopher J. Hillard, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Plastic and Hand Surgery, Saint Paul
  • James H. Kong, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park
  • Ashish Y. Mahajan, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Plastic and Hand Surgery, Saint Paul
  • Jane A. Nemecek, MD | Park Nicollet Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis Park

Podiatry

Our top-rated podiatry specialists treat many different foot and ankle conditions, such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arch pain, bunions, ingrown toenails and more.

Psychiatry

Our award-winning psychiatrists provide compassionate mental health support for people of all ages.

  • Christine R. Stanson, MD | Regions Hospital, Saint Paul
  • In-Lin Tuan, MD | HealthPartners West Clinic, Saint Louis Park

Rehabilitation

Our award-winning rehabilitation specialists include speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and more.

Respiratory and pulmonary care

Our expert pulmonologists provide award-winning care for your lungs. We treat lung disease, pneumonia, infections, emphysema, asthma and other breathing problems.

Rheumatology

Our expert rheumatologists treat painful conditions that affect your joints, muscles and ligaments, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma and vasculitis.

  • Joseph S. Bert, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Rheumatology, Saint Paul
  • Elie Gertner, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Rheumatology, Saint Paul
  • Elizabeth Z. Miller, DO | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Rawad T. Nasr, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Linh Q. Ngo, DO | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Tawatchai Paisansinsup, MD | Park Nicollet Specialty Center, Saint Louis Park
  • Ellen R. Shammash, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Rheumatology, Saint Paul
  • Amanda L. Steele, DO | Park Nicollet Clinic and Specialty Center, Maple Grove
  • Paul H. Sufka, MD | HealthPartners Specialty Center – Rheumatology, Saint Paul

Sleep medicine

Our award-winning sleep medicine experts treat sleep apnea, snoring, narcolepsy, shift work disorder, restless leg syndrome and other conditions.

Sports medicine

Get award-winning sports injury care, rehab, exercise training and nutrition advice from top-rated sports medicine specialists.

Thoracic surgery

Our top-rated thoracic surgeons provide chest surgery for heart disease, cancer and swallowing problems.

Urogynecology

Our award-winning urogynecologists provide expert care for female incontinence and pelvic floor concerns.

Urology

Our award-winning urologists are recognized for expert and compassionate treatment of bladder control problems, kidney stones, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and pelvic floor concerns.

Vascular surgery

Our top-rated vascular surgeons provide award-winning carotid artery surgery, varicose vein surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, dialysis access and more.

The best care for all your needs

These Top Doctors are just some of our expert primary care doctors and specialists across the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. We have hundreds of doctors ready to provide personalized support for all your care needs.



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