Michelle Wilkening, MD
- Family medicine
- Women's Health
- Preventive Medicine
I am a board-certified family medicine physician with professional interests in women's health and preventive medicine.
Hometown: Roseville, MN
I'm passionate about: helping people overcome the barriers to good health care. These barriers can be financial, or not-so-pleasant past experiences, etc. I believe the road to wellness starts with access to health care, and a relationship with a primary care provider. I'm passionate about the importance of a relationship between provider and patient.
If I wasn't a provider, I would be a: chaplain in a hospital or hospice care.
I knew I wanted to become a doctor: in high school. I wanted to help others in a tangible way. I saw some of the frustrations that family members had with the medical community and wanted to help change this.
Something I have learned from my patients is: that the most important thing I can do as a doctor is listen. People want to be heard.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is: partnering with patients as they make choices to improve their health and well-being.
My personal health goal is to: find balance in my life. It's too easy to always care for others and not yourself.
The best thing I did for my health is: starting to run 10 years ago. It started with just a five-minute run after work and progressed from there.
I'm most proud of: my family.
A few of my personal achievements include: rescuing and adopting two dogs.
Practice philosophy: I truly believe in treating the whole person; mind body and spirit.
- Family medicine
- Spending time with family
- University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- United Family Residency Program, St. Paul, Minnesota
Years of experience
- Mercy 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)