Madeline Dickinson, APRN, DNP
- Family medicine
- Preventative care
What is your practice philosophy? I believe in pursuing wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. I believe that everyone deserves to be cared for, respected, and equipped to understand their health and how to make healthy choices.
What are you passionate about? And why? I am passionate about making healthcare understandable and approachable to everyone - regardless of language, culture, or how much experience someone has had navigating healthcare.
If I wasn’t a provider, I would be a: I would be teaching or volunteering internationally. I love to experience new cultures and learn from other places in the world. I have friends and family from all over the world and have been enriched by their perspectives and influence on my life.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? Early on I knew that I wanted a career that focuses on people and personal connection. I’ve always loved science and health, so I thought healthcare would be a great combination.
Something I have learned from my patients is: I have learned so many things from my patients and continue to learn from them daily. I have learned how each patient has different health goals and a unique perspective about their wellbeing. I continue to learn how to provide individualized care for my patients; understanding how to provide care with the varied languages, backgrounds, viewpoints, and needs of my patients.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is (and why): I enjoy learning about the new ways that medicine is advancing. There are so many changes that it can be hard to keep up to date on certain topics, but this is challenge I appreciate.
My personal health goal is: To take walks every day and to drink plenty of water; To be outside as much as possible.
What is the best thing you’ve done for your health or the best health advice you’ve received? One thing that helps me is taking deep breaths throughout the day. I practice it often, such as when I need a moment to think, after something stressful, or just to take time and enjoy the scenery out the window.
What are you most proud of? Taking care of my family and those around me. I have learned kindness, patience, compassion, and empathy from my family and community, which has impacted me tremendously as a provider.
What are a few of your personal achievements? Learning to scuba dive and how to fly a plane. Traveling to 20+ countries and backpacking many of them!
- Family medicine
- Spending time with family
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)