Kim Oelhafen

Kim Oelhafen, MD, MPH

Hospital Medicine
I'm so grateful to be part of such an amazing, patient-centered team.

Approach To Care

Dr. Oelhafen is a native Minnesotan who had the unique experience of living in a variety of places and cultures in her adult life. These experiences allowed her to return back to her Minnesotan roots with a broader perspective to people and to medicine.

Her residency training was completed through the University of Minnesota – Broadway Family Medicine/Robbinsdale Hospital. Training in North Minneapolis has given her a keen awareness of the issues that are pertinent to the local community.

Dr. Oelhafen’s special interests include hospital medicine, intensive care medicine, substance use disorder/medication assisted treatment, mental health, and health disparity. She highlights the importance of listening to patients and truly encompasses a practice that is patient centered.



  • University of California, San Diego – B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada – Medical Doctorate; Master’s Degree Public Health


  • University of Minnesota – Broadway Family Medicine/North Memorial Hospital, Family Medicine


  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine


  • Minnesota Medical Board Licensed Physician
  • DEA Licensed
  • PALS


Dr. Oelhafen is a Minnesota native who found her way to California immediately upon high school graduation in order to continue her pursuit of international competitive snowboarding. She later attended the University of California, San Diego. Following this, she relocated to Grenada, West Indies, where she studied medicine and public health and had the keen ability to experience and live within another culture.

Following this extremely pivotal experience, she then relocated to NY/NJ where she studied general surgery for two years. She ultimately decided to return back to Minnesota and to broaden her scope of medical practice, completing a residency in Family Medicine.

Dr. Oelhafen has an absolute love and commitment to the community she serves. She seeks to improve patient-centered care and increase awareness of social and medical inequities which plague many patients. She is outgoing, compassionate, and eager to practice medicine, and she truly considers it a gift to be provided the opportunity to treat those patients she encounters.

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