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Dennis A. Philander, MD

Mental Health - Inpatient
I provide compassionate, customer-centered care.

Approach To Care

Dr. Philander has been practicing psychiatry for over four decades. His subspecialty is forensic psychiatry. He cares for inpatient adults and provides outpatient consultation.

Dr. Philander is proficient in Afrikaans language as he was born and raised in South Africa.



  • Medical School – University of Cape Town
  • Internship – University of Minnesota


  • University of Minnesota


  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship –  University of Southern California, Los Angeles


  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)


Dr. Philander plays tennis on regular basis and appreciates art, particularly Mexican masters and muralists along with regional artists from the Midwest. He is a church goer and has four adult children and nine grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring his older home.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers, with the exception of senior clinic providers, accept the following insurance carriers. Don’t see your carrier or have insurance questions? Contact us at 763-581-CARE.

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