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Timothy Kufahl,MD

Primary Service
  • Family Medicine
Areas of Interest

Full spectrum care from birth to end of life, preventive health, community and global health, procedures including dermatology and orthopedic injections, diet and nutrition, addiction medicine, wilderness medicine

College
  • Exercise Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Biochemistry, Boston University, Boston, MA
Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Residency
  • Family Medicine, University of Minnesota Family Medicine and Community Health, North Memorial-Broadway, Minneapolis, MN
Biography

Dr. Kufahl is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, the Lake Superior Medical Society and the Wilderness Medical Society.

Board certifications
Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Philosophy of care
“I revolve my practice around forming a strong relationships with my patients. I believe that the  relationship between a physician and a patient should be a partnership built on honesty and trust."

Why Dr. Kufahl went into medicine
“Before I chose family medicine, I studied engineering, physical therapy, biochemistry and basic science research. Throughout these studies, I felt something was missing—interacting personally with people. I spent much of my training at rural clinics, and because of its personal aspect, knew that family medicine was where I belonged.”

Favorite advice to give to patients
“Get eight hours of sleep per night. Sleep is the most underrated aspect of physical and mental health."

Hobbies
Dr. Kufahl grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, exploring the outdoors. Though his medical training took him elsewhere at first, he is glad to be back in the Northwoods in Duluth. Dr. Kufahl and his wife chose Duluth not only because of the great outdoors scene, but also because of the growing community of young professionals and the outstanding medical and arts communities. When he is not outdoors, Dr. Kufahl can be found woodworking, slow-cooking, fermenting or home brewing.