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MAFP 2018 Destination CME | August 17 & 18, 2018 | The Inn on Lake Superior

 

Steven Bauer, MD

Steven Bauer, MD

Medical Director, Human Development Center

Dr. Bauer is a psychiatrist and medical director of the Human Development Center, a community mental health center that serves residents in four counties in northeastern Minnesota and one county in northwestern Wisconsin. He is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and general adult psychiatry. Dr. Bauer has worked as a consultant to many community programs, including residential treatment, chemical dependency and correctional facilities. He has established consultation with family medicine providers—using consultation and curbside discussions to integrate care—especially in the rural areas of northeastern Minnesota.

Luke Benedict, MD

Luke Benedict, MD

Medical Director, Diabetes Services, Allina Medical Clinics

Dr. Benedict attended the University of Minnesota for college, medical school, a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology. He has been married for 25 years and has one child and two dogs. He plays golf and hockey, rides motorcycles and plays lead guitar in a rock cover band (Broken Class).

David Bucher, MD

David Bucher, MD

Faculty, United Family Medicine

Dr. Bucher has had a full range family medicine practice for 33 years. He cares for a large panel of LGBTQI patients at United Family Medicine and participates as teaching residency faculty at the clinic (a FQHC). Dr. Bucher also holds an adjunct professor appointment at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Charles E. Crutchfield, MD

Charles E. Crutchfield, MD

Medical Director, Crutchfield Dermatology

Dr. Crutchfield is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed a transitional internship at the Gundersen Clinic. Dr. Crutchfield has been selected, by his peers, as a state and national “Top Doctor” for the past 20 years and is the only dermatologist to be selected as a “Best Doctor for Women” by Minnesota Monthly every year since the inception of the survey. Dr. Crutchfield has won numerous University of Minnesota Medical School teaching awards, including “Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year.” Dr. Crutchfield is also a Professor of Biology at Carleton College. He is a member of the AΩA National Medical Honor Society, an expert consultant for WebMD and CNN Health and has received the “Gold Triangle Award” from the American Academy of Dermatology, the “Physician Health Care Hero Award” from Medica/KARE11, the “Fay Vincent Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award” for the contributor with the greatest impact towards a successful conference and shares former Commissioner Vincent’s vision to recognize the Negro Leagues and its impact on the socialization of American culture. He is also a recipient of the Karis Humanitarian Award from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Dr. Crutchfield was also selected as “The Top 100 Most Influential Healthcare Leaders” by Minnesota Physician Magazine. In local and national surveys, Dr. Crutchfield has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on skin of color. An active member of the community, Dr. Crutchfield was recently recognized by NBC News’ TheGrio.com as one of the “Top 100 Newsmakers Making History in the United States.” He is also a founding member of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine (safeandethicaldoctors.org), a nonprofit organization. Dr. Crutchfield is the team dermatologist for several professional sports teams in Minnesota including the Twins, Vikings, Wild and Timberwolves.

Robert Levy, MD

Robert Levy, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Levy is board certified in addiction medicine and family medicine. He is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He completed a fellowship in addiction and chronic pain at the internationally recognized Hazelden treatment center. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he practices full spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics. He is treasurer of the Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine and member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Public Policy Committee. He recently received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help Minnesota address the opioid epidemic. His interests are in addicted health care professionals, chronic pain management, the integration of addiction treatment into primary care and addiction in pregnancy and the neonatal period.

Heather Muster, MD, MS

Heather Muster, MD, MS

Nephrologist, St Luke’s Hospital

Cheri Olson, MD

Cheri Olson, MD

Assistant Professor, La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency

Dr. Olson is a family physician who practices full-scope family medicine in La Crosse, WI, where she is an associate director of the La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency and an assistant professor in the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Olson has been extensively involved in quality improvement performance, scholarship and leadership in her state, region and institution in both hospital and clinic settings.

Katy Schalla Lesiak, APRN, CPNP

Katy Schalla Lesiak, APRN, CPNP

Child Health Consultant, Minnesota Department of Health

Ms. Lesiak is a Child Health Consultant with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Her clinical background is in primary care as a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She provides statewide training, consultation and technical assistance on preventive health screening for children and youth birth through 20 years of age, with a special focus on child development, mental health and coordinating care across service sectors. She has a Master’s in Nursing and Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and is certified as a Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist.

Sandra Stover, MD

Sandra Stover, MD

Clinic Physician, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Marais, Minnesota

Dr. Stover is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Duluth Family Practice Residency. She has worked in Grand Marais for 28 years and practiced obstetrical care for 25 of those years. She also serves as the Cook County Coroner.

Deborah Thorp, MD

Deborah Thorp, MD

Medical Director, Gender Services Clinic, Park Nicollet Clinic

Dr. Thorp is a board certified OB/GYN, who has been practicing at Park Nicollet for almost 30 years. She is the medical director of the Park Nicollet Gender Services Clinic and has practiced gender medicine for most of her career.

Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP

Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP

Chief Science Officer, COPD Foundation

Dr. Yawn is a family physician with experience in rural family medicine and clinical research. She has authored over 400 peer-reviewed papers, edited four books and is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings on COPD, asthma, herpes zoster and postpartum depression.

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