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Charlie Ahrens, MD

(218) 249-4600
Primary Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
     (Board Certified)
  • Miller Creek Medical Clinic
    4190 Loberg Avenue
    Hermantown, MN 55811
    (218) 249-4600
    (218) 249-4666


    Bachelor of Arts - Biology, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, 2003
    Medical School - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD, 2007
    Residency - Ophthalmology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, 2011


    Dr. Charlie Ahrens, MD joined St. Luke's as a board-certified ophthalmologist in March 2015. He is currently accepting new patients at St. Luke's Miller Creek Medical Clinic in Hermantown and St. Luke's Hibbing Medical Clinic in Hibbing.

    Prior to joining the St. Luke’s family, Dr. Ahrens worked with Relf EyeCare Specialists in Hermantown since July 2011.

    Dr. Ahrens provides care in all aspects of general ophthalmology, plus medical and surgical management of glaucoma, refractive surgery (LASIK), refractive cataract surgery, lids and oculoplastic treatment and surgery, and medical retina care.

    Dr. Ahrens grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota before receiving his undergraduate degree in biology/chemistry from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. After that, he completed his medical school degree at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, in Vermillion, South Dakota. He went on to complete a residency in ophthalmology at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

    Philosophy of Care
    Dr. Ahrens believes in treating patients like family. “I won’t recommend any treatment to a patient that I wouldn’t suggest to a member of my own family.”

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