Elizabeth Fairbairn, MD
- Internal medicine
- Preventive medicine
- Chronic disease management
- Geriatric medicine
- Contraception care
- Mental health care
What is your practice philosophy? My role is to help my patients live their best life by preventing disease when able, alleviating symptoms that affect their quality of life, and understanding their goals and values.
What are you passionate about? And why? Empowering people to advocate for change and fostering change to improve the world around us. I worked as a community organizer for several years before attending medical school, where I helped people recognize the power they have to change the policies, laws, and systems around them to fix problems in their everyday lives. I continue to be involved in advocacy efforts at the state level, and view part of my role as a physician is to empower patients to make healthy changes in their own lives.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is (and why): While there is so much we do know, there is even more we do not know about medicine and the human body. I enjoy the challenge of applying what we do know, while appreciating and respecting the unknown as well.
My personal health goal is: Bike to work
What are a few of your personal achievements? Starting an advocacy training program for medical students. Planting a vegetable garden that is feeding my family and neighbors. Quality improvement work to improve transgender patient care
- Internal medicine
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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)