Courtney Messerly, MD
- Family medicine
- Women's Health
- Virtual visits
- Newborn care
- Pregnancy care
- Water births
I am a family medicine with obstetrics physician with professional interests in women's health, pediatrics, dermatology and geriatrics. I offer face-to-face virtual visits for a variety of health services and conditions.
Hometown: Howard Lake, MN
Practice philosophy: I aim to listen to my patients to understand their concerns and work with them to find a treatment, treating them as whole person and not just as someone with a specific disease.
I am passionate about: serving others (makes me forget my problems), good food (doesn't need an explanation), family (they're always there), relationship with my husband (heʼs the sweetest!), my poodle Rocky (he's the cutest!).
If I wasn't a provider, I would be: an astronaut because I love flying and stargazing.
My patients have taught me: that a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine doesn't work—hence why it's called the "art" of medicine—and that compassion, kindness, and caring are sometimes more important than having all the right answers.
One challenge of this career that I enjoy is: motivating others to take care of themselves and helping them realize that a healthy change can be less painful than their current lifestyle. I love when I can share in the joy of seeing my patients successful in their efforts.
I am most proud of: visiting and hiking in all 49 National Parks in the lower 48 states, hiking Angel's Landing at Zion National Park in Utah, running Des Moines 20K twice, and several 5K runs.
- Family medicine
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- University of Minnesota
- Mayo Family Medicine Residency
Years of experience
- The Mother Baby Center at United and Children's Minnesota
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)