New Orthopedic Center is now open!Our new Orthopedic Center is now open. The Orthopedic Center offers surgical and nonsurgical orthopedic care, sports medicine, acupuncture, physical and hand therapy, orthotics, prosthetics and home medical equipment.
Learn more here or call 651-982-7800 for appointments.
Orthopedic Surgeon Jeff Ley, MD, and patient Thomas
A great place to get startedClose to 700 babies got their start in The Birthplace at Fairview Lakes Medical Center last year. And each of them and their moms received the personalized care of specially trained obstetrical nurses.
Learn more at our Evening at The Birthplace tour.
Call 612-672-7272 to register.
Whether your health care needs are simple or complex, you'll find a complete range of services at Fairview Lakes Medical Center and nearby Fairview Clinics. General surgeon James Cain, MD, is one of 30 physicians who perform a wide range of surgical procedures at Fairview Lakes Medical Center.
For information call the Surgery Clinic at 651-982-7650.
Hearts healed here!When painful indigestion turned out to be a heart attack, Rob rushed to the Fairview Lakes Medical Center Emergency Department.
A University of Minnesota physician performed the surgery that restored his heart, and then the cardiac rehabilitation staff showed him how to make his heart healthy again.
Read Rob's story.
Expert cancer care -- close to home
You'll find the Lakes Cancer Clinic and the University of Minnesota Physicians Radiation Therapy Center located in the medical office building attached to Fairview Lakes Medical Center. When you need expert cancer care, why drive farther?
Cancer patient Mary Ann and Oncologist L. Lisa Ge, MD, of University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care
- Allergies, Asthma and Immunology
- Artery and Vein Care
- Athletic Training
- Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
- Behavioral Health
- The Birthplace
- Breast Care
- Cancer Care
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Critical Care
- Dermatology/MOHS surgery
- Diabetes Care
- Ear, Nose and Throat Care (Otolaryngology)
- Emergency Care
- Eye Care (Ophthalmology)
- Heart Care
- HomeCaring & Hospice
- Home Medical Equipment
- Kidney Care (Nephrology)
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Occupational Medicine
- Orthopedic Center
- Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery
- Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Palliative Care
- Physical Therapy
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Primary Care
- Radiology and Imaging
- Senior Services
- Sleep Medicine and Fairview Sleep Centers
- Sports and Orthopedic Care
- Spine Care
- Stroke Care
- Weight Management and Surgery
- Wound Care
5200 Fairview Blvd
(651) 982-7000, 800-571-7344, TTD/TTY 651-982-7339
Hours: Noon - 8 p.m.
Enter through Emergency entrance.
Delivering specialty health care, close to home
We offer a 24-hour emergency department, and 10 onsite, multispecialty clinics with specialists in heart, cancer and orthopedic care as well as general surgery, family medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics and more than 20 specialties. Our surgical services range from total joint replacement to minimally invasive surgeries using technology that allows you to go home the same day. As one of 32 Level III trauma centers in Minnesota, we provide life-saving care to the seriously ill and injured.
Awards and Designations
- Winner of four Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Excellence Awards for: SAFE SITE, SAFE ACCOUNTS, SAFE from FALLS and SAFE SKIN.
- Designated a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement™ by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
- Among the Joint Commission's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ in Pneumonia and Surgical Care
- One of the Star Tribune's Top Workplaces in Minnesota in 2012 and 2013
- Three-time National Premier Quality Award winner for cardiac care
- Affiliated with Minnesota Bridges to Excellence Award-winning clinics for optimal diabetes management, care of coronary artery disease and depression
As part of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, we're your gateway to cutting-edge research and innovations in care at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital. Fairview Health Services spans seven hospitals, 48 primary care clinics, 22 pharmacies and more.
Fairview Lakes Medical Center treats almost all illnesses. From primary care and health and wellness services to rehabilitation, state-of-the-art diagnostic services, childbirth, inpatient and same-day surgery or specialized care for cancer, heart, bone and joint problems, we offer the health services you and your family need only a few miles from your home.
Meet our care team.
We partner with doctors from Fairview Clinics, Fairview Physician Associates, University of Minnesota Physicians and our neighboring communities to provide care that balances innovation with the art of medicine.
|John B. Sweet, MD|
|Bilal Ali, MD, FACC|
|Norman Chapel, MD, FACC|
|RJ Dahiya, MD|
|Candace Dick, MD, FACC|
|Quan Pham, MD, FACC|
|Dominic Plucinski, MD, FACC|
|Michelle Schumacher, PA-C|
|Tushar Vora, MD, FACC|
Non Interventional Cardiologist
|Tope Adebara, MD|
Emergency Medicine Physician, Director of Emergency Ultrasound
|Tony Genia, MD|
|Scott Johnson, MD|
|Paul Rondestvedt, MD|
|Mark Trainor, MD|
Emergency room doctor
|Toyin Akintola, MD|
Family Medicine Physician
|Melissa Gleaves, FNP-BC|
|Arvin Thomas I. Silva, MD|
|Kelly Blazek, NPC|
|Michael Dummer, MD|
|John Eikens, MD|
Hospitalist, Family medicine specialist
|Jay Hemmila, MD|
|Richard Nellis, PA-C|
|Ashley K. McCabe, DNP, RN, ANP-C|
Adult Nurse Practitioner - Doctor of Nursing Practice
|Julie Becker, MD|
|Melissa Kriscunas, DO|
|Ralph Magnusson, MD|
|Terry (Ann) Thompson MS, RN, APRN, BC-PCM|
|Catherine Berry, MD, PhD|
|Eileen Burchby, MD|
|Suzanne M. Schleper, CPNP|
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
|Amy Vislisel, MD|
|Kipton Lundquist, MD|
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
|Melanie Berg, DPM|
Podiatrist, Foot and Ankle Surgeon
|J. Benjamin Buren, DPM, FACFAS|
Podiatrist, Foot and Ankle Surgeon
|John Clifton, PhD, LP|
Mental Health Therapist
|Xin Wang, MD, PhD|
|Scott Ahrenholz, DO, CAQ|
Doctor of Osteopathy, DO
|Kevin Ronneberg, MD|
medical doctor, MD
|James M. Cain, MD|
|Maria T. Ocasio, MD, FACS|
Surgeon Physician M.D., FACS
|Richard 'Rico' Pasquarella, PA-C|
Hospitalist PA-C/Department of General and Urologic Surgery
|Mario Potvin, MD, FACS, FRCS|
|Lan Raikar, MD|
Welcome to Fairview Lakes Medical Center
Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming, Minn., is dedicated to providing you and your family with an outstanding experience any time you are in our care. Whether you're a patient or a visitor, we're here to help you.
Medical and surgical units: Suggested hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Moms and babies: Fathers, siblings and grandparents may visit at any time. For other visitors suggested hours are 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Consult with nursing staff as visiting hours vary according to the patient's wishes and condition.
- Anyone with an infectious illness or recent exposure to a contagious disease, such as chickenpox, flu or measles, should not visit the hospital.
- Smoking is not permitted in the building or on the campus grounds.
- We are fragrance-free and latex-free. Please avoid wearing perfume or aftershave. Do not bring latex balloons as gifts.
- Maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatment.
News and Upcoming Events
Fairview offers free community health seminars throughout the year. You'll learn health tips, pointers and the latest advances in medicine and surgery from our highly skilled team of medical providers and physicians and have an opportunity to ask questions. See a full list of our current events and register today! Continue scrolling to see a list of support groups.
55+ Driver Improvement Classes
Fairview Clinics - Chisago City
Olsen Auditorium, lower level
11725 Stinson Ave., Chisago City
Choose from an 8-hour beginner or a 4-hour refresher class.
Completion of this course saves drivers age 55 and over 10 percent on their insurance premiums for three years.
There are no written or behind the wheel tests. To register, call 1-888-234-1294 or visit their website.
Come to learn more about your prediabetes diagnosis and how to control your blood sugars with a carbohydrate-controlled diet in order to prevent or delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes. People with a family history of diabetes or those interested in weight loss will also find the class helpful. Topics include meal planning, lowering fats, exercise and more. Presented by Clinical Dietitian Rachel Baar, MS, RD, LD.
Thursday evening classes offered once every other month at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming and Thursday morning classes once every other month at Fairview Clinics - Rush City. Fee: $30
Register online. For information, call 651-982-7731.
Look Good...Feel Better
A free service for women currently undergoing cancer treatment or who have had treatment within the past year, this class teaches beauty techniques to help enhance your appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Patients receive free makeup kits. Sponsored by The American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and the Person Care Product Council Foundation. For more information, call Kari Richter, 651-982-7916. Registration is required. To register, call 1-866-460-6550.
Foot Care Clinics
Routine foot care, including nail trimming and callus removal, provided by Fairview Lakes Community Health Outreach, 651-257-8806. Cost is $28. Appointments required.
Forest Lake Senior Center, second and fourth Fridays
9 a.m. - noon, 651-464-5833
Senior Center, North Branch: first and third Tuesdays
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 651-674-8658
Columbus Senior Center, Forest Lake: second Tuesday
1 - 4 p.m., 651-464-8463
First Aid and CPR
At Lakes Region EMS offices, 39840 Grand Ave., North Branch, Minn.
Lakes Region EMS offers a Basic First Aid class ($45) and a HeartSaver CPR class ($45).
To register, call the Lakes Region EMS Education Department at 651-277-4911, Ext. 102
Diabetes Refresher Course
Taught by a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator, this one-time class is for those who have previously completed the diabetes class. Class days and times vary, Call 651-982-7406 for more information and to register.
Kids Surgery Night
Children having ear, nose or throat surgery may attend a free Kids Surgery Night designed to take the scariness out of surgery. They put on a mask and gown and make a hand print to welcome them back after they wake up from surgery. Mom and dad will learn what to expect, too. For more information about Kids Surgery Night, call the Fairview Lakes Specialty Clinic at 651-982-7650.
Fairview Lakes Medical Center and our partners in the community offer many support groups to help patients stay healthy or learn to cope with chronic illness. Patients and families are welcome to attend group sessions. Scroll this page to see the complete list of support groups, and check this page often for new and changing information.
Autism Support Group
Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30--8:30 p.m.
Fairview Chisago Lakes Clinic Building, lower level auditorium and boardroom
11725 Stinson Ave., Chisago City, MN
For parents and caregivers of children with autism. Facilitated by an autism specialist. For information call 651-461-1368 or 651-295-8410.
Alpha-1 Support Group
Second Saturday of each month, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd., Wyoming, Minnesota
Minnesota support group for people with A1Ad (Alpha 1-antitripsin deficiency, their families and caregivers. For information call Julie Knutson, 763-219-2728
Breathe Better Pulmonary Support Group
Conference Room B
Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd., Wyoming, Minnesota
Learn about new equipment, medications, techniques that improve breathing, and home breathing equipment, including oxygen. Led by respiratory therapy staff for people with chronic pulmonary disease and their families. For more information,call 651-982-7945.
Loss of a Spouse Support Group
Every Tuesday, 4 -- 5:30 p.m.
Bishop Romero House, 6385 Maple St., North Branch, Minn.
Behind St. Gregory’s Catholic Church
Free weekly grief support group for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse. Call 651-257-7837 to register.
I Can Cope
Last Wednesday of every month*
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Fairview Lakes Medical Center
5200 Fairview Blvd., Wyoming, MN
Free support group for people with cancer and their families
For information contact: Kari Richter, 651-982-7916
*In November this group will meet Nov. 20.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Second Thursday of each month, 6:30 -- 8 p.m.
Meadows on Fairview, 25565 Fairview Ave., Wyoming, Minn.
Call 651-982-6228 for information.
Wellness and Exercise for Life (W.E.L.)
Monday through Friday, 6:30 -- 9:30 a.m.
Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Wyoming, Minnesota, cardiac rehab gym, second floor
For adults with heart or lung disease, diabetes or obesity, the WEL fitness and exercise program is available five days a week in the cardiac rehab gym located on the second floor at Fairview Lakes Medical Center. The monthly fee of $50 includes access to exercise equipment and personal consultation with an exercise physiologist. Ask your physician for a referral. For information call 651-982-7843.
Fairview Lakes Medical Center named a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacement
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has named Fairview Lakes Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care. The designation expanded recently to include more robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety, as well as new cost-efficiency measures. Read more in the ECM Post-Review.
New Orthopedic Center now open
The May 2013 opening of the new orthopedic center at Fairview Lakes Medical Center rated coverage from several local publications including the Forest Lake Times. The new center now provides one-stop shopping for all orthopedic related services. For appointment information, call 651-982-7800.
Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice ranks among top 500 home health agencies in nation
OCS HomeCare, a leading provider of home care information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of industry newsletter Home Health Line, recently ranked Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice, Chisago City, among the nation's top 500 home health agencies and Fairview Home Care and Hospice, Minneapolis, in the top 25 percent of more than 9,700 agencies reviewed.
The rankings are included in the recently released 2012 HomeCare Elite™ report, a compilation of top-performing home health agencies. Now in its seventh year, the report gave rankings to 2,364 home health agencies using an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.
Twelve is her lucky number
It might be interesting enough to be born on December 12, 2012, but Courtney Tomford of Stacy decided to make her birthday truly memorable by also arriving at 12 minutes after 12 noon. Courtney's birth at Fairview Lakes Medical Center was featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, on a couple of TV channels and in several local newspapers. Read more.
Fairview Lakes Medical Center designated as a Level 3 trauma hospital
The Minnesota Department of Health recently designated Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Wyoming, Minn., as a Level 3 trauma hospital. Fairview Lakes Medical Center and staff voluntarily participated in the intense designation process required to become part of Minnesota’s statewide trauma system. The process included an outside review of the hospital’s resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients. The facility met standards of commitment, clinical and equipment resources and staff training. The hospital also participates in a continuous performance improvement process.