Matthew Abeln, MD
- Internal medicine
- Advance Care Planning
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Preventive medicine
- Virtual visits
I am a board-certified internal medicine physician with professional interests in advance care planning, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, geriatrics, nutrition and preventive medicine. I offer face-to-face virtual visits for a variety of health services and conditions.
Hometown: Arden Hills, MN
I am passionate about: my patients' well-being and helping them to achieve their fullest potential and find joy at whatever stage of life they may find themselves.
Something I have learned from my patient is: that listening intently, empathizing, and fostering a healing relationship is integral to alleviating my patient's suffering. Also, people have a tremendous capacity for open-heartedness and resilience.
I became an internal medicine physician because: I enjoy developing relationships with older adult patients over time. I find it very satisfying to have discussions regarding overall goals of care with my elderly patients, focusing on the quality of their lives and helping them have the most vibrant and best possible final years.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is: the intellectual challenge of medicine, "figuring out the interesting case". I also love educating my patients and putting my pastoral skills to use.
Best health advice I have received: "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants." - Michael Pollan
Honors and awards:
- 2018 Top Doctor Rising Star in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
- 2017 Top Doctor Rising Star in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
- 2016 Top Doctor Rising Star in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
- Internal medicine
- Family activities
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- St. John's University
- American College of Physicians
- University of Minnesota Department of Medicine
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Major health plans we accept
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we accept
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)