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Theresa M. Gunnarson, MD

Theresa M. Gunnarson, MD
  • Practicing Specialty: Emergency Medicine
  • Doctor

I chose to practice emergency medicine because it is the one specialty where all people in need receive assistance, regardless of their ability to pay. A federal mandate protects patients seeking emergency care so that no one requiring this service can be turned away. I provide support to those experiencing a medical or psychiatric crisis, physical or emotional trauma or chemical dependency issue. The Emergency Medicine department is always available to provide a safe environment to those who are most vulnerable.

I have a special interest in rural health care delivery systems and in finding ways to provide health care in areas with limited resources. Before coming to HealthPartners, I had been involved in building a tele-health network across several states to deliver specialty care to rural areas.

I am currently a member of the following professional associations:
* American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
* American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
* American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)



  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School 1997
  • Residency in Emergency Medicine: HealthPartners Institute for Educ & Research/Regions Hosp 2000
  • Certification: Am Bd of Emergency Medicine
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