Physicians & Clinics at the Cloquet Hospital

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Physicians and Clinics

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Kathryn Dobbs, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Kathryn Dobbs, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Certification
Board-certified in Family Medicine

Areas of interest
Women’s health and obstetrics

Chad Fey, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Chad Fey, MD

Medical service
Emergency Medicine

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Minnesota

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
Hospitalist Services

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Residency
Duluth Family Practice Program

Certification
Board-certified in Family Medicine

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 Services

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

David Moyer, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

David Moyer, MD

Medical service
Hospitalist Services

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Residency
University of North Dakota

Certification
Board-certified in Family Medicine

Bethany Nyland, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Bethany Nyland, MD

Medical service

General Surgeon

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
St. Louis University School of Medicine

Residency
UnityPoint – Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Certification
Board-certified in General Surgery

Areas of interest
Minimally-invasive surgery, surgical management of breast disease, and endocrine surgery

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 Services

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

Melissa Robey, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Melissa Robey, MD

Medical service
Family Medicine

Practice location

CMH

Medical school

University of Florida College of Medicine

Residency
Family Medicine of SW Washington

Certification
Board-certified in Family Medicine

Areas of interest
Women’s health, obstetrics, pediatrics, and nutrition

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

John Schmitt, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

John Schmitt, MD

Medical service
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Practice location
CMH

Medical school
Ohio State University

Residency
University of Iowa, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY

Certification
Board-certified Ear, Nose and Throat specialist (ENT)

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

Verna Thornton, MD at Community Memorial Hospital

Verna Thornton, MD

Medical service

Women’s Health

Practice location

CMH

Medical school

Morehouse School of Medicine

Residency
Emory University Hospital

Certification
Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

Adrianne Westmoreland, DO at Community Memorial Hospital

Adrianne Westmoreland, DO

Medical service

Family Medicine
Emergency Medicine

Practice location

CMH

Medical school

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Certification

Board-certified in Family Medicine

Areas of interest

Women’s health, obstetrics, and well-child care

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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