Elizabeth (Betsy) Gilbertson, MD
- Family medicine
- Women's Health
- Prenatal care including delivery
- Adolescent Health
- mental health
- Preventive care
I am a board-certified family medicine physician with professional interests in women's health, prenatal care including delivery, pediatrics, adolescent health, mental health, and preventive care.
Hometown: Saint Paul, MN
Practice philosophy: I believe that healthy communication is the foundation of the doctor-patient partnership. In each visit, I try my best to listen intently, communicate openly and supportively, and answer questions thoroughly, in plain language. My goal is for patients to walk away feeling heard, informed, and empowered to make the choices that are right for them.
I am passionate about: women’s health, particularly prenatal care and delivery. As an OB provider, it is an incredible privilege to witness the extraordinary power of women in pregnancy and birth, and then to continue to care for women and families through life. I am a fierce advocate for safe and empowered birth, and I work hard to help women and their partners and families feel supported through the joys and challenges of pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
If I wasn't a provider, I would be a: food critic, a history teacher, or a public defender.
I became a provider because: I believe all people deserve access to quality, compassionate health care, starting with primary care. In particular, I think family medicine offers a unique opportunity to work to eliminate health disparities through whole person and community-based care.
My patients have taught me: there is not always a single “right” answer in medicine. Each patient brings a unique background and set of beliefs and preferences to their health decisions.
My personal health goal is: to be active, to eat real food, and to make time for myself and my loved ones most days. Also, realistically, to floss more.
- Family medicine
- Minnesota State Fair
- Carleton College - Northfield, Minnesota
- Creighton University School of Medicine - Omaha, Nebraska
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American College of Obstetrics & Gynecologists
- Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
- University of Minnesota - North Memorial Family Medicine Residency
- The Mother Baby Center at United and Children's Minnesota
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