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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 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