Each year MN Monthly Magazine recognizes the area’s Top Doctors. North Memorial Health is proud to recognize our doctors who have been recognized. Thank you to all of these doctors for going above and beyond in treating our customers like family.
North Memorial Health’s 2020 Top Doctors
Dr. Prebonich has a special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation and in performing ultrasound guided joint aspirations and injections.
Dr. Khan is the director of endocrinology and diabetes and has extensive experience treating disorders of the endocrine system including type 1 and 2 diabetes, pituitary and adrenal disorders, osteoporosis, thyroid issues, metabolic bone disease and more.
Dr. Khan actively involves her customers in their care plan and treatment options, clearly explaining the potential benefits and side effects with each alternative. She uses a team approach to diabetes management, working closely with dietitians and diabetes educators.
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Dr. Mehrotra is passionate about taking care of individuals with cancer. Her specialties include all medical oncology and hematology with special emphasis on breast cancer, multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and thoracic oncology. She is the medical oncology leader for multidisciplinary breast cancer care, and she serves on the oncology pharmacy committee.
Dr. Mehrotra is a dedicated and caring physician who communicates well and builds a strong team to advocate for her customers. Known for her thoughtfulness and sincerity, customers value her commitment and ultimate goal of successful survivorship with empowerment of customers and families, alike.
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Dr. Solfelt is a thoracic surgeon committed to providing the highest quality surgical care using innovation, skill and compassion. He strives to spend as much time as it takes to help customers and their families feel well-cared for and well-informed. His practice focuses solely on non-cardiac surgery including all aspects of lung surgery as well as diseases of the pleural space and chest.
By using minimally invasive surgery like robotic-assisted lung surgery, Dr. Solfelt has been instrumental in establishing North Memorial Health as a leading program in Minnesota. These innovations have allowed our customers to recover faster with minimal disability. He also helped to create a coordinated, team approach among all the specialists to bring efficiency and improved results to his customers.
Dr. Levine’s philosophy in healthcare is that no single treatment approach is applicable to all customers. He believes that therapy must be individualized in order to yield the best outcomes. He also believes in the power of education and hopes that after every encounter his customers have a greater understanding of their disease and the rationale for therapy.
Dr. Levine enjoys all of the complexities of hematology and oncology and has specific interests in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, hepatobiliary and pancreas cancers, as well as lymphoma and malignancies of the bone marrow.
Dr. Esberg’s practice is heavily weighted in vascular medicine which includes peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, lymphedema, and lower extremity wounds. She also treats unusual vascular issues such as aortitis and Raynaud’s.
Dr. Esberg believes in transparency and ensuring customers understand the risks and benefits associated with all their care options. She treats each customer as an individual, striving to apply a well-rounded, reasonable care plan to everyone. She knows that what works for some customers does not work for all.
Dr. Esberg is creative in her treatment plans, being open to marrying the most simple and natural approaches to care. Most of all, she hopes that her customers feel protected, cared for and loved. She has been described as energetic, happy, pragmatic and loving.
Dr. Esberg learned to speak Spanish after attending language school in Spain and Costa Rica.
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In her over 25 years of experience as an infectious disease physician, Dr. Baken has learned the importance of listening. She strives to hear her customer’s facts, fears and experiences. By uncovering their needs, she is able to learn things about her customer’s experiences and issues that critically affect their health.
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Dr. Ketan Patel’s extensive training and work with head and neck cancer customers allows him to apply evidence-based knowledge from the laboratory to the clinical setting. From a trauma perspective, his renowned experience allows him to treat all customers with head and neck trauma, including applying various microvascular reconstructive techniques. He strives to provide a variety of treatment options to all his customers.
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Dr. Mehta offers a comprehensive approach to treating customers suffering from painful conditions. He believes that by addressing pain as soon as it starts, rather than waiting to see how it develops, the pain can be more effectively identified and treated in the long-term. Dr. Mehta creates individualized treatment plans for his customers to manage subacute and chronic pain, using a multimodal methodology that includes safe medication management, physical rehabilitation, behavioral therapies and complementary therapies.
Dr. Mehta also has extensive experience in advanced minimally invasive interventional procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of pain, including radiofrequency denervation, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation, discography, sympathetic nerve blocks, and cervical thoracic and lumbar spinal procedures, among others.
Dr. Joseph Van Camp approaches customers as individuals and tries to listen to their concerns and how a disease affects their lives. He makes recommendations for a care plan and then together decides on the best way to proceed for each individual. He believes both the customer and the provider need to feel they have made the right choices regardless of the outcome.
Dr. Stanhope specializes in providing care on the labor and delivery unit. By being continually present, he and his partners are able to rapidly respond to any concerns that might arise during a woman’s labor at any time of day. His clinical interests include vaginal birth after Cesarean, medical complications of pregnancy, emergency OB/GYN care and contraception. Above all, he most enjoys working with the customer and her family to achieve a safe delivery consistent with her preferences.
Dr. Stanhope has a diverse background in maternity care, having worked at six hospitals in four states. Prior to starting full time at North Memorial, he was a laborist at a busy labor and delivery unit in St. Louis, MO. He has done two missions with Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan and has also worked in Nicaragua, Ecuador and Kenya.
As a cardiac surgeon, Dr. King is highly skilled in cardiac, coronary artery bypass, valve repair and replacement, TAVR and Aortic aneurysm surgery.