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Quick Facts

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.

  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Cigna
  • BCBS Minnesota

Doctors in Altru Clinic

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Ratings & Comments

24 ratings with 4 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Altru Clinic when asked is excellent. Altru Clinic has been reviewed by 24 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Altru Clinic as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

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Altru Clinic

400 S Minnesota St
Crookston, MN 56716
(218) 281-9100

Specialties

7 specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Podiatry

    A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists treat common foot conditions including bunions, hammertoe, plantar fasciitis, and neuroma, as well as injuries to the foot and ankle, such as sprains and stress fractures.
    Podiatrists complete four years of medical training in podiatry and three years of hospital residency training; they may specialize in a variety of fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, and diabetic care.

  • Surgery
  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

Doctors in Altru Clinic

  • Dr. Laura A Lizakowski MD

    Internal Medicine

    Crookston, MN

    5.0
    (2)
  • Dr. Samuel W Criswell Jr DPM

    Podiatry

    Crookston, MN

    5.0
    (1)
  • Dr. David F Frugone Larrea MD

    Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

    Crookston, MN

    5.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Andres O Makarem MD

    Internal Medicine

    Crookston, MN

    5.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Robin K Severud MD

    Anesthesiology

    Grand Forks, ND

    5.0
    (1)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Damascus
  • University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
  • University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
  • Tribhuvan University
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • University Of Jordan
  • University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Altru Clinic. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , near Altru Clinic Crookston, MN.

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

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