North Memorial Health Top Doctors recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine


Expert care from someone who cares is what you expect from your doctor. That’s what doctors and advanced practice providers at North Memorial Health offer. Sometimes, this empathetic approach and high-quality care gets noticed by their colleagues. Each year Mpls.St.Paul Magazine recognizes the area’s Top Doctors as nominated by their peers.

“I am extremely proud of these doctors for their clinical expertise as well as their focus on customer service,” said Dr. J. Kevin Croston, North Memorial Health CEO. “These physicians are doing important work by caring for our patients every day. It is through their skill, hard work, caring approach and talent in partnership with the rest of the North Memorial Health family that help us live our mission to empower our patients to achieve their best health.”

North Memorial Health is proud 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 above and beyond in treating our patients like family.

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North Memorial Health Top Doctors

North Memorial Health “Top Doctors”

Joseph R. Van Camp, MD – Cardiothoracic Surgery
North Memorial Health Hospital
Dr. Joseph Van Camp approaches patients 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 patient and the provider need to feel they have made the right choices regardless of the outcome.

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

Mark Prebonich, MD – Internal Medicine
North Memorial Health Internal Medicine – Maple Grove
Dr. Prebonich specializes in providing comprehensive care to adults with multiple, complex medical problems. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation and in performing ultrasound guided joint aspirations and injections.

Jennifer L. Woodland, MD – Family Medicine
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.

Charles H. Horowitz, MD – Brain and 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.

Kevin B. Bailey, MD – Family Medicine
North Memorial Health Clinic – Fridley
Dr. Kevin B. Bailey is a family medicine provider. He makes an effort to spend time getting to know his patients. He encourages them to explain each concern they may have while not making them feel rushed.

Frederick R. Arnason, MD – North Memorial Health Premier Health
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. 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.

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.