Matthew Abeln, MD
- Internal medicine
- Advance Care Planning
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Preventive medicine
I am a board-certified internal medicine physician with professional interests in advance care planning, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, geriatrics, integrative medicine, nutrition and preventive medicine.
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. My patients have also taught me that people have a tremendous capacity for open-heartedness and resilience.
I became an internal medicine physician because: I enjoy developing relationships with adult patients over time and partnering with them on improving their health and well-being. I particularly enjoy taking care of older adults, and I find it very satisfying to have discussions regarding overall goals of care with my elderly patients and 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
- University of Arizona Center for Integrative 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)