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Joshua D. Friese, MD

    • Specialties: Family Medicine Pregnancy Care
    Education
    • Medical School
      Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica
    • Residency
      University of Illinois College of Medicine, Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL
  • Areas Of Interest

    Family Medicine is a medical specialty that emphasizes comprehensive medical care for families as a whole and as individual members, caring for patients from birth to advanced age including OB care.

    Medical concerns are managed through diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common illnesses and chronic diseases taking into account genetics, family history and mental health. Family physicians provide pregnancy and delivery care. They also coordinate and manage patient care with other specialists.

  • Certifications & Licensure
    • American Board of Family Practice
    • Certified DOT Medical Examiner on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
  • Professional Memberships
    • Minnesota Medical Association
    • American Academy of Family Physicians

Clinical Care Team
Articles

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO