Matthew Malecha, MD
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
Practice philosophy: Patient-centered care
What are you passionate about and why? I am passionate about the early detection and treatment of mental illness, addressing the problem of stigmatization of mental illness, and in educating and helping deliver the best evidence-based treatments available to patients.
If you weren't a health care provider, what would you be? Professional race car driver, Teacher.
What is something you have learned from your patients? The value of empathy and listening.
What is one of the challenges of this career you enjoy? And why? Every individual's circumstances and therefore treatment is necessarily different.
What is your personal health goal? To maintain a high level of functional fitness.
What is the best thing you've done for your health or the best health advice you've received? Strive to eat healthy and exercise regularly.
What are a few of your personal achievements? Becoming a husband and father to the best family I could ask for. Completing both medical school and residency training and starting a practice in psychiatry.
- University of MN Medical School
- University of South Dakota Sanford SOM Residency
Years of experience
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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)