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Timothy Kufahl,MD

Primary Service
  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Areas of Interest

Full spectrum care from birth to end of life, preventive health, community and public health, dermatology, orthopedic injections, birth control, diet and nutrition, addiction, sleep medicine

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

Board certifications
Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Philosophy of care
I revolve my practice around forming a strong relationship 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 aspect, knew that family medicine was where I belonged.

Favorite advice to give to patients
Prioritize and don’t sacrifice your sleep. Try to get eight hours every night. Sleep is the most underrated aspect of physical and mental health.

I grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, exploring the outdoors. Though my medical training took me elsewhere at first, I'm glad to be back in the Northwoods in Duluth. My wife and I 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. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hunting, woodworking, home-brewing and fermenting.

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.