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John Ryden,MD

Primary Service
  • Family Medicine
Areas of Interest Family medicine, minor surgery, dermatological conditions
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Medical School
  • Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN
  • David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA

Dr. Ryden was named Physician of the Year by the Lake Superior Medical Society in 2007.

Board certification
Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Philosophy of care
“An important aspect of being a physician is to be a teacher. I try to embody this philosophy as I educate my patients on their condition and treatment plan so they are well-informed and better able to care for themselves and their family."

Why Dr. Ryden went into medicine
“I was drawn to family medicine because of the continuity of care and the relationships I develop with patients. I enjoy treating the entire age spectrum from children to elderly patients."

Favorite advice to give to patients
“Practice good nutrition and remain physically active. These two components are key in living a healthy and balanced life. Seek out physical activities you enjoy. This will help you stay motivated to continue."

Dr. Ryden 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 also enjoys learning foreign languages, and occasionally finds the opportunity to use his knowledge of Spanish or Norwegian in the clinic.