Physicians & Clinics at the Cloquet Hospital

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Physicians and Clinics

Active medical staff

Clifford Chapin, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Clifford Chapin, MD

Medical service
Emergency Medicine

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Vermont

Residency
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Kara Lynn Fausch, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Kara Lynn Fausch, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Raiter Clinic

Medical school
Mehany Medical College, Tennessee

Residency
Mayo Clinic

Certification
Board certified in Family Medicine

Areas of special interest
Women’s health, pediatrics and skin procedures

Chad Fey, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Chad Fey, MD

Medical service
Emergency Medicine

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Mark Gregerson, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Mark Gregerson, MD

Medical service
Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of North Dakota

Victoria Puumala Heren, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Victoria Puumala Heren, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Raiter Clinic

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Charles Kendall, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Charles Kendall, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Min No Aya Win Human Services Center

Medical school
Wayne State University

Joseph Lemker, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Joseph Lemker, MD

Medical service
Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
St. Louis University

Erin Louks-Smith, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Erin Louks-Smith, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Raiter Clinic

Medical school
University of Minnesota

David Luehr, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

David Luehr, MD

Medical service
Hospitalist

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Certification
Board certified in Family Medicine

Kyle Menzel, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Kyle Menzel, MD

Medical service
Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
Medical College of Wisconsin

Brance Modin, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Brance Modin, MD

Medical service
General Surgeon

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
Baylor College of Medicine

Skott Nielsen, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Skott Nielsen, MD

Medical service
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Director of Women’s Health

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Residency
Mayo Clinic

Certification

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow with AB/OG

Areas of interest
Pelvic floor prolapse, abnormal uterine bleeding

Brigid Pajunen, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Brigid Pajunen, MD

Medical service
Emergency Medicine

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Certification
Board certified in Family Medicine

Dan Palmquist, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Dan Palmquist, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Raiter Clinic

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Jeff Rapp, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Jeff Rapp, MD

Medical service
Emergency Medicine

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Leslie Riess, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Leslie Riess, MD

Medical service
Hospitalist

Practice location
CMH

Medical School
University of Minnesota

Ken Ripp, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Ken Ripp, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Raiter Clinic

Medical school
State University of New York Medical School at Syracuse

Certification
Board certified in Family Medicine, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Comprehensive Advanced Life Support and as a Bone Densitometrist

Joanna Burns Robnik, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Joanna Burns Robnik, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Raiter Clinic

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Areas of interest
Chronic disease management, women’s health and mental health

James Rogers, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

James Rogers, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Raiter Clinic

Medical school
University of Minnesota

James Ryan, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

James Ryan, MD

Medical service
General Surgeon

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Residency
Mayo Clinic

Certification
American Board of Surgery

Mollie Stapleton, MD
 at Community Memorial Hospital

Mollie Stapleton, MD


Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Min No Aya Win Human Services Center

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Lorraine Turner, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Lorraine Turner, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Min No Aya Win Human Services Center

Medical school
Medical College of Virginia

Kara Underwood, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Kara Underwood, MD

Medical service
Director of Hospitalist Services

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Iowa

Arne Vainio, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Arne Vainio, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Min No Aya Win Human Services Center

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Paul Vollmar, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Paul Vollmar, MD

Medical service
Anesthesiologist
Director of Pain Management Clinic

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Steven Vopat, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Steven Vopat, MD

Medical service
General Surgeon

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of South Dakota

Jessica Woodward-Lavan, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Jessica Woodward-Lavan, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
Raiter Clinic

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Residency
St. Joseph’s Family Residency Program

Areas of interest
Dermatology, pediatrics, orthopedics and women’s health

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