- Family Medicine
- Primary Care
- Medical School, Ross University School of Medicine, Miramar, FL
- Residency, University of Alabama Birmingham, Huntsville, AL
Philosophy of care
My philosophy of care is to focus on personal connection and teamwork. Medical decisions should always be made together with the physician and patient. I love exploring patients’ opinions and their understanding of ailments.
Why Joel went into medicine
I went into medicine because I love learning science and connecting with people. Family medicine is perfect for me because it blends these two passions.
What is your favorite advice to give patients?
My favorite advice to give patients is to be self-aware. Small, cumulative decisions can make big changes, whether positive or negative. This applies to physical, mental, social, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of ourselves.
Awards & Recognitions
2023 Patient Advocate Award
George, South Africa
Lactobacillus: Not Always a Contaminant in Cultures (2019). Poster Presentation. Austin Martindale MS3, Holman Li DO, Joseph Shaw MD, Joel Edwall MD, Chelsea Clark MD, Alan Baggett MD.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, woodworking, rock climbing, reading, traveling, hiking and running. I am excited to be part of the running culture in Duluth!