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John Ryden, MD

(218) 748-7480
John Ryden MD
Primary Specialties
  • Family Medicine
     (Board Certified)
  • Laurentian Medical Clinic
    8373 Unity Drive
    Mountain Iron, MN 55768
    (218) 748-7488


    Bachelor of Arts - Biology and English, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1983
    Medical School - Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, 1990
    Residency - Family Medicine, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, 1993


    Dr. Ryden joined Laurentian Medical Clinic as a family practitioner in March 2015.

    With over 20 years of experience as a family practitioner, Dr. Ryden is looking forward to joining Laurentian Medical Clinic and treating the residents of the Mountain Iron area. Dr. Ryden was drawn to family medicine because of the continuity of care and the relationships he develops with patients. He enjoys treating the entire age spectrum from children to elderly patients.

    One piece of medical advice Dr. Ryden would give his patients is to practice good nutrition and remain physically active. He reminds his patients these two components are keys in living a healthy and balanced life. He encourages his patients to seek out physical activities they enjoy and that will help in keeping them motivated to continue.

    Dr. Ryden is excited to become involved in the Mountain Iron community. He and his wife Kirsten appreciate the outdoor lifestyle northern Minnesota offers. In the summertime, he enjoys canoeing, hiking and spending time on Lake Vermilion with his family. Something you may not know about Dr. Ryden is he is a talented musician. He enjoys making music with his sons (both of whom play guitar, piano and violin) and attending concerts with Kirsten. He enjoys learning foreign languages, and occasionally finds the opportunity to use his knowledge of Spanish or Norwegian in clinic! His bucket list includes visiting the Grand Canyon and he will be crossing that off on a family expedition to Havasu Falls later this year.

    Prior to joining Laurentian Medical Clinic, Dr. Ryden practiced at Essentia Health-Lakeside Clinic. He previously was named Physician of the Year by the Lake Superior Medical Society in 2007.

    Philosophy of Care
    An important aspect of being a physician is to be a teacher. Dr. Ryden embodies this philosophy as he educates his patients on their condition and treatment plan so they are well-informed and better able to care for themselves and their family.

    Clinical Interests/Expertise

    Full spectrum of family medicine; minor surgery; dermatological conditions

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