2021 Top Doctors Recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine


At North Memorial Health, our goal is putting the health and wellness of our community first. During 2020, our highly trained experts continued to empower patients with knowledge and support during one of the most challenging time in healthcare. Our doctors and advanced practice providers are healthcare hero and this award recognition makes us proud.

Each year Mpls.St.Paul Magazine recognizes the area’s Top Doctors through peer nominations. North Memorial Health is proud to have seven physicians selected.

“As healthcare continues to evolve, our providers meet each change with a professional, patient-center approach,” said Carolyn Ogland, MD, chief medical officer, North Memorial Health. “I am honored to be part of a team that works to provide unmatched clinical expertise while building trust and offering support to our patients during their healthcare journey.”

North Memorial Health is honored to celebrate with our doctors who have been recognized as Top Doctors by Mpls.St. Paul Magazine. Thank you to all North Memorial Health doctors for going the extra mile and treating our patients like family.

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North Memorial Health “Top Doctors”

Fritz Arnason, MD – Concierge Medicine, Internal Medicine
North Memorial Health – Minnetonka Medical Center
Dr. Arnason specializes in concierge medicine and believes recognizing and identifying his patients’ individual health and fitness goals is essential in developing a plan to reach them. He provides preventive and acute medical care along with chronic disease management. Dr. Arnason emphasizes the importance of nutrition, fitness and work/life balance while including recognized standards for cardiovascular and cancer screening prevention.

Surrounded by a great team of physicians, nurses and staff who work together to promote exceptional service and compassionate care, Dr. Arnason enjoys working with his patients to improve their conditions by optimizing their care and striving to improve their quality of life. He addresses acute medical concerns in a timely fashion to help patients feel well again. He also manages chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, asthma and depression.

Lex A. Nerenberg, MD – Internal Medicine
North Memorial Health Internal Medicine – Maple Grove
Dr. Nerenberg works to deliver exceptional service and compassionate care.

Mark Prebonich, MD – Internal Medicine
North Memorial Health Internal Medicine – Maple Grove
Dr. Prebonich is an Internal Medicine provider that enjoys building strong relationships with his patients with an emphasis on preventative health care while actively engaging them with medical decision making.

Jennifer L. Woodland, MD – Family Medicine, Obstetrics
North Memorial Health Clinic – New Hope
Dr. Woodland aims to embrace the “family” part of being a family physician, dutifully fulfilling her role to take care of the entire family. With a focus on guiding her patients to successful healthcare decision-making, Dr. Woodland works to provide them with the most up-to-date information and advice to coach them along. She prides herself in supporting them through not only the best experiences, but also the toughest times when they need her help the most.

Dr. Woodland’s practice involves pediatrics, OB/GYN, women’s health, mental health, internal medicine and geriatrics. She offers office procedures including mole removal, contraceptive options (such as Nexplanon, Mirena and Skyla IUDs), and evaluation and treatment of abnormal pap smears with colposcopy and LEEPs.

Crispin J. Semakula, MD, MSc – North Memorial Health Endocrinology
North Memorial Health – Blaine North
Dr. Crispin J. Semakula approaches patient care by taking the entire person into perspective as well as gaining a thorough understanding of everyone’s medical and socioeconomic needs. He works to develop a personal connection with each patient in order to improve outcomes through individualized care and evidence based medical practice.

Charles H. Horowitz, MD – Brain & Neurology, Rehabilitation
North Memorial Health Hospital
Dr. Horowitz is a neurologist who listens to his patients so he can provide the most accurate diagnosis and best care possible. He believes they are the most successful when they collaborate in a trusting and respectful manner.

Leslie A. Baken, MD – North Memorial Health Infectious Disease
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 patient’s facts, fears and experiences. By uncovering their needs, she is able to learn things about her patient’s experiences and issues that critically affect their health.