2022 Top Doctors Recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine


Headshots of North Memorial Health's 2022 Top Doctor HonoreesAt North Memorial Health, we’ve always been committed to putting the health and wellness of our community first. Throughout the second year of this difficult and taxing global pandemic, our expertly trained physicians rose to meet ongoing challenges and provide exemplary healthcare. We’re proud that so many of them have been recognized with this award.

Eight North Memorial Health providers – nominated by their peers in the community – have been selected for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s annual Top Doctor Award, honoring top-achieving medical doctors who provide excellent care.

“Our outstanding providers consistently offer a level of care and clinical expertise that’s unmatched in our community,” said Carolyn Ogland, MD, chief medical officer at North Memorial Health. “I’m honored to be a part of a team that works so tirelessly to provide conscientious and equitable care to each and every person they treat.”

North Memorial Health is honored to celebrate with our providers who have been recognized with this award. Thank you to all North Memorial Health doctors for going the extra mile and continuing to advance quality healthcare for our entire community.

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.

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.

Crispin J. Semakula, MD, MSc – Endocrinology

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.

Jennifer 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. In practicing obstetrics, she has had the honor of delivering many healthy babies – several of whom she has since watched grow as she continues to oversee their health along the way.

Farha Khan, MD, FACE – Endocrinology
North Memorial Health – Minnetonka Medical Center

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.

Charles H. Horowitz, MD – Brain & Neurology, Rehabilitation
Maple Grove Hospital and 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 – 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.

About North Memorial Health

At North Memorial Health, we are on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched customer service and empowering our patients throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities through its medical transportation services and two hospitals – North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. North Memorial Health Clinics which include primary care, specialty care and hospice are part of a joint venture with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers. Across the North Memorial Health system, 900+ doctors and 5,000+ team members are dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for our patients.