Carolyn Borow, MD
- Family medicine
Not accepting new patients in this area.
- Care, Prenatal
- Meaning of symptoms
- Virtual visits
I am a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in obstetrics. My professional interests include prenatal care, childbirth and understanding the meaning of symptoms. I offer face-to-face virtual visits for a variety of health services and conditions.
Hometown: St. Paul
Best part of my work: Getting to know many members and generations of the same families over time gives a meaningful, holistic approach. I have worked in the same neighborhood for 31 years and this gives me amazing perspective.
Why I became a physician: When I started my menstrual cycle I would get terrible cramps and thought that I might die. I had to learn new ways to interpret messages from my body and creative ways of managing the symptoms. I decided that I wanted to share that approach with others. We all worry about things with our bodies and symptoms.
What I tell my friends and family: Take care of yourself first. This is a hard lesson for parents, teachers and healthcare professionals.
How I spend my free time: Indoor gardening, doll collecting and the MN Twins.
What patients say about me: I explain things so that they are easy to understand.
Favorite health tip: Eating vegetarian is great.
Practice philosophy: Each person has an important story to share; I listen and we share the journey together.
- Family medicine
Awards and recognitions
- Boston University School of Medicine
- University of Minnesota Hospital
- Fairview Riverside Hospital
Years of experience
- The Mother Baby Center at United and Children's Minnesota
- United Hospital
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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)