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Kelly McKinnon,MD

Primary Service
  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Areas of Interest

Broad-spectrum family medicine, prenatal care, pediatrics, hospital medicine, medications for opioid use disorder, shoulder and knee injections, diabetes, hypertension, chronic disease management

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Medical School
  • Medical Degree, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, MN
  • Family Medicine Residency, Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program, Duluth, MN

Board certification
Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Philosophy of care
I like to take a practical approach to patient-centered, evidence-based medicine. I aim to meet people wherever they’re at and find the right treatment together. Goals of care are different for each patient, but usually less is more and quality of life is paramount.

Why Dr. McKinnon went into medicine
I have always been interested in caring for others and the basic sciences. Serving as a family medicine physician incorporated both of these passions.

Favorite advice to give patients
I like to encourage people to be tenacious and applaud their good attitudes. No matter what challenges my patients face, those with a positive attitude seem to be much better off.

Hermantown, MN

I am a family man with two young children. We enjoy camping, fishing, and the outdoors in general. I personally like woodworking, resistance training, hunting, cycling and racquetball.

Bulldog Award, 2015-2016

Clinic Director for the medical school associated free clinic – HOPE Clinic, 2015-2016

UMN Rural Physician Associate Program Student Achievement Award, 2016-2017

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2018

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2018

Chief Resident at the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program, 2020-2021