Staff

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Medical Staff

Sandy Stover, MD
Sandy Stover, MD

I was born in the Twin Cities, and did my college years at UMD; Medical School at the University of Minnesota; and returned to Duluth for Residency.  I am interested in end-of-life/palliative...
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Paul Terrill, MD, FAAFP
Paul Terrill, MD, FAAFP

I've been a physician at SMC since 1991.  I received my medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed graduate training in Family Medicine at the Duluth Family Practice...
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Jenny Delfs, MD
Jenny Delfs, MD

I graduated from the University of Iowa medical school in 1991 and married Jeff Kern a week later.  We lived in Duluth where I did my residency before moving to Grand Marais in 1996.  We...


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Michael Sampson, MD
Michael Sampson, MD

Family Medicine Physician, hired in October, 2009.  Attended University of MN medical school and practiced medicine for 16 years in Vermont, prior to returning home to Minnesota.
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Milan Schmidt, MD
Milan Schmidt, MD

I started at SMC full time as of August 1, 2011.  I and my wife Carolyn have purchased a house in Croftville and also have had a cabin in Hovland for over 15 years.  I am interested in...
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Kurt Farchmin, MD
Kurt Farchmin, MD

Dr. Kurt Farchmin attended medical school in Duluth, MN as a part of the Rural Physician Expansion Program (RPEP) and completed his residency in Souix Falls, SD.  “I’ve always...


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Lisa Zallar, CNP
Lisa Zallar, CNP

I graduated from the College of St. Scholastica as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2007 and began working at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in June of that year.
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Maggie Anderson, LICSW

I'm delighted to join the staff at Sawtooth after over 20 years in mental health practice in the Twin Cities.  I worked in settings including inpatient, intensive outpatient and general...


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Sarah Dragswiek, LICSW
Sarah Dragswiek, LICSW

I was raised in the Twin Cities but attended college and graduate school in Los Angeles, obtaining my MSW from the University of Southern California.  I practiced in Minneapolis for 10 years...


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Nurses

Denise, RN
Denise, RN

 Denise has been working at SMC since 2004.  She graduated from St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN with a nursing degree.  As a nurse she has worked in Duluth, MN (Palliative care and...


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Teresa Borak, RN, Certified Lactation Specialist
Teresa Borak, RN, Certified Lactation Specialist

I have lived in Grand Marais for 32 years.  Marty and I have two grown daughters.  I am a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica and started working at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic...


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Lollie, LPN
Lollie, LPN

I have been working at SMC for two and a half years.  I am an LPN and work mainly with Dr. Stover.  I grew up in Ely, MN, but moved to the cities in 1984 with my three children. ...
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Kristin, RN and Active Living For All (Moving Matters) Coordinator
Kristin, RN and Active Living For All (Moving Matters) Coordinator
Patty, RN
Patty, RN

Patty has been a nurse at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic since 1993.  Patty does a little bit of everything at the clinic including patient care, phone triage, diabetes education and community...
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Amy Marie, RN
Amy Marie, RN

Amy is a registered nurse and has been with the Clinic for three years. She particularly enjoys aspects of her job that involve encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and maternal/child health. She...
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Sally, LPN
Sally, LPN

I have been an LPN since 1980.  My background includes work in a hospital, nursing home, home care and clinic.  I have been employed at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic since 2000.
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Nancy, RN, Insurance Coding and Referrals

I have worked at SMC since 1991,tag heuer replica watches in the coding department and also as a referral nurse.  I can...


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Nick, RN
Nick, RN

I grew up on a farm in southern MN.  Graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  I have been an RN since 1983.  I have worked in Hospitals in Rochester, MN; Duluth, Mn; Dallas, Tx...
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Carah, RN
Carah, RN

Carah is a Registered Nurse who joins the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic with a background from the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, where she worked as a postpartum nurse, caring for...


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Kate, RN
Kate, RN

I have been working at the Clinic since 2013.  I first came to the Cook County area in 1995 to work at a canoe outfitter, and later became a sleddog guide and a business owner.  Since 2002,...
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Joyce, RN
Joyce, RN

After getting my degree as a Registered Nurse from Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN, I worked briefly for Sawtooth Mountain Clinic before heading west to Flagstaff, AZ.  The 5 years I...


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Terri, LPN
Terri, LPN

My husband's job brought us here in 1998 and at that time I stayed home with my two kids.  Since then we have added two more children and when  my youngest was one, I decided to...


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Christine, LPN
Christine, LPN
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Vivian, RN at GPHS
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Jennifer , RN at GPHS
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Dani, RN at GPHS
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Shannon, RN at GPHS
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Afton, RN

Grew up in New Mexico and received a nursing degree from the University of New Mexico.  Moved to Minnesota in 2011 - worked at a small hospital in Thief River Falls for 2 years.  Moved...


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Faith, LPN
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