Patricia I. Rasmussen, MD
Scope of Practice
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. 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 annual well check-ups for patients of all ages to make sure all immunizations and preventative care is up-to-date. In addition, they also coordinate and manage patient care with other specialists when a referral is needed.
Residency: University of Minnesota Department of Family Practice Smiley’s Clinic Family Practice Residency Program; Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Mpls., MN; Undergraduate: University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN; Pre-Med: Lakewood Community College, White Bear Lake, MN, 1986-1989; Board Certification in Family Practice, 1999 and Board Re-certification in Family Practice, 2005.