Rachael Long, MD
- Family medicine
- Preventive Medicine
- Office-based procedures
- Pediatric care
I am a board-certified family medicine physician with professional interests in preventive medicine, office-based procedures and pediatric care.
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Most people don’t know that: I enjoy hunting morel mushrooms every spring in southeast Minnesota. I ran my first 10k last spring and I also have a black belt in karate.
My favorite destination is: New Zealand. It is a spectacular place with wonderful scenery, great food and very friendly people; not to mention plenty of outdoor activities and great wine!
I became a doctor because: I not only want to help people, but help them when they are in a difficult place in their lives, dealing with a health problem or crisis. I decided to be a doctor in college as it was the perfect career to combine my love of science, and my desire to work closely with people.
If I wasn’t in medicine, I would be a: travel writer. I love to travel, try new foods and wine, and be outdoors.
A challenge of my career I enjoy: is educating patients on their health and better living. Education is the key to patients’ understanding and will ultimately improve their health outcomes.
My personal health goal is: to exercise every day, even if it’s only for a short time. Exercise is one of the best medicines there is and I try to follow my own advice!
The best thing I’ve done for my health is: to increase my exercise level and to eat healthier foods such as more fruits and vegetables. Exercise, especially outdoors is not only great for the body, but improves my mind and overall functioning.
My favorite memory is: taking a road trip to California with my husband, Nick and our dog.
- Family medicine
- Cross-country skiing
- Wine tasting
- University of MN, Twin Cities
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- MN Medical Association
Years of experience
- Mercy Hospital
- Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus
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