ST. CLOUD, Minn. – July 16, 2012 –Three surgeons have joined HealthPartners Medical Group and will practice at HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics, further expanding the specialty services available to patients in the St. Cloud community.
Manuel Moran, MD, Alan Tims, MD, and Patrick Oakes, MD, formerly of Central Minnesota Surgeons, joined HealthPartners in June 2012 after years of professional collaboration and affiliation. Together, these surgeons bring decades of expertise in colon and rectal surgery, general and laparoscopic surgery, and treatment of vein disorders.
Drs. Moran and Tims are the only board certified colorectal surgeons in central Minnesota and Dr. Oakes participated in some of the first laparoscopic surgeries to take place in central Minnesota. Together, the three surgeons will continue to provide excellent surgical care in St. Cloud as well as outreach services to the Paynesville and Sauk Centre communities.
“We are pleased to add all of these new physicians to our practice,” says Andy Vinson, executive director for HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics, “They will help us continue to do what we do best, which is provide exceptional care for our patients.”
HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics
HealthPartners family of care includes HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics (www.hpcmc.com ), serving the St. Cloud community since 1979 with family practice, pediatrics, OB-GYN, behavioral health, chiropractic, sports medicine, surgical and dental services. Founded in 1957, the HealthPartners (www.healthpartners.com) family of health care companies serves 1.4 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide and is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation, providing care, coverage, research and education to improve the health of members, patients and the community.
Free Child Care
HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics offers a convenient Healthy Kids Club that allows medical and dental patients to receive free child care during their appointments.
The mission of HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics is to deliver personalized care, focused on improving the health and well being of each patient. Our Quality Initiatives reflect this as they focus on preventive medicine and the management of chronic health conditions.