Lindsay Lewis, MD

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“I want to establish an open and trusting environment for my patients—no concern is too small,” says Dr. Lindsay Lewis. Of course, she also remembers being a 15-year-old. “I would not have been comfortable talking about women’s health issues – even with my doctor. Now I realize, our doctors are not going to judge you

Annalise Almdale, MD

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"There is an overarching trust between a doctor and a patient. There has to be," says Dr. Almdale. "Because if there isn't trust and a relationship, it won't be very fruitful. I feel lucky to have patients trust me. I know a gynecological visit is not something people look forward to. So, if I can

Amanda G. Huepfel, MD

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“After taking a high school physiology class where I was fascinated by the intricacies of the human body, I knew that I wanted to become a physician, says Dr. Amanda Huepfel. “When I delivered a baby for the first time, it was a life-changing experience. At that moment I knew I wanted to specialize in

Evelyn J. Torres-Dedeker, MD

Prenatal care

Biography/Personal Interests Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Torres knew even as a teenager that she wanted to become a doctor. “I am very fortunate to have been raised in a family of strong, positive, caring women,” she says. “And both of my parents gave me the message, early on, that a woman could

Anne M. Meschke, MD

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Biography/Personal Interests “I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a doctor,” says Dr.Anne Meschke. She first thought she wanted to be in pediatrics, but changed her mind after her ob/gyn rotation in medical school. “I found that I just loved taking care of women,” she says. “And that’s what I still

Leigh B. Koidahl, MD

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Biography/Personal Interests Twelve-year-old Leigh Koidahl didn't sleep in on Saturday mornings. She was in the car, her dad at the wheel, making the hour-long drive from Marine on St. Croix to her volunteer job at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. "My Grandma Alice was a breast cancer survivor and an Abbott volunteer, and she inspired me

Jonathon D. Jaqua, DO

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(What is a D.O.?) I’m easy to talk to, kind, hard-working, patient, and calm, says Dr. Jonathon Jaqua. “I’m also constantly learning because I believe that to be a good doctor, you need to know what you know, and what you don’t know. You need that insight to continue to improve and grow in the

Deborah A. Davenport, MD

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Biography/Personal Interests When it came time to choose a major in college, Dr. Deb Davenport wrote “pre med” on the form. “That’s the first I remember deciding to be a doctor,” she says. “I didn’t really have an ‘Aha!’ moment. But I did grow up in a medical family; my dad was a physician, and

Rachel A. Harris, MD

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Biography/Personal Interests What Dr. Rachel Harris loved about volleyball, the sport she played in college, is what she loves about Southdale ObGyn today. “I loved how coordinated the sport is … the energy of the game … but most of all, I loved the teamwork,” she says. “I wanted to work at a family- and

David L. Curran, MD

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Biography/Personal Interests “The joke about me is: I used to be a pitcher—and now I’m a catcher!” says Dr. David Curran with a grin. In the late 1970s, right out of college, Curran pitched in the Milwaukee Brewers’ minor-league system for two and a half seasons before being sidelined with an elbow injury. Dr. Curran