Kevin Manzel, DO
- Family medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Adolescent Health
- Toddler behavior
- Osteopathic manipulative therapy
- Joint injections
I am a board-certified family medicine physician with professional interests in sports medicine, adolescent health, toddler behavior and osteopathic manipulative therapy and joint injections.
Hometown: Dubuque, IA
I knew I wanted to be a doctor: in college, where I discovered my love of science while also reaffirming my desire to work directly with people. I knew I wanted to use my knowledge to positively impact peoples' lives. I am pleased I chose family medicine as my specialty.
I am passionate about: nature. I find the outdoors both relaxing and invigorating. I love learning about and experiencing nature with my wife and our two young boys.
My favorite movie is: Field of Dreams. I grew up near the movie site and some of my family participated in its filming. The movie has personal meaning to me and my family as well.
If I wasn't a doctor, I would be a: high school biology teacher and tennis coach.
Something I have learned from my patients is: how to deal with life's curve balls. I am often inspired by my patients as they encounter unpredictable changes in life.
My personal health goal is: paying more attention to the ingredients and preparation required to make the food I eat. As a result, I have been cooking more, growing my own vegetables and reading food labels. Not only has my diet become healthier, but I am also eating better tasting food.
Honors and awards:
- 2018 Top Doctor Rising Star in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
- Family medicine
- Family activities
- Des Moines University
- University of St. Thomas
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP)
- Minnesota Medical Association (MMA)
- University of Minnesota Family Medicine Residency Program
Years of experience
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