John Lyng headshot


Emergency Medicine, EMS
I’m passionate about caring for patients in an emergency.


This provider is an independent provider, not an employee of North Memorial Health, who practices/provides services at some North Memorial Health locations.

Approach To Care

Dr. Lyng has extensive EMS experience across the U.S. and internationally. In addition to being one of the first physicians in the U.S. to achieve board certification in EMS medicine, a new subspecialty certification established in 2013, Dr. Lyng is also board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a nationally registered EMT-Paramedic.

Dr. Lyng has special interests in pediatric emergency medicine, trauma management and international emergency medicine.



  • Medical School – University of North Dakota School of Medicine


  • SUNY Upstate Medical University


  • SUNY Upstate Medical University


  • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) – American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Fellowship Credentialed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) and the Academy of EMS (FAEMS)


  • Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Distinguished Service Award


  • National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians (NAEMSP)


Dr. Lyng serves as a Medical Specialist on the Minnesota Task Force 1 Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) team and is active as a Medical Officer on the Minnesota-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (MN-1 DMAT), an asset that is part of the federal National Disaster Medical System (NDMS).

He was deployed with MN-1 DMAT to New York City, NY immediately following Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and served as the ranking medical officer in a four-day urban search and rescue operation that was part of a two-week mission to provide care for ill and injured evacuees seeking temporary shelter at one of New York City’s largest hurricane evacuation centers.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare