Local Performing Arts Medicine Physicians
The following physicians are known to the faculty of the St. Olaf music department and have performing arts medicine credentials and/or professional experiences treating musicians that go above and beyond those of the average health-care provider. Please do not view this list as an endorsement by the department. Also, this list is not intended for emergency needs! In cases of medical emergency, dial 911.
* indicates current or past membership in the Performing Arts Medicine Association
Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota)
*Peter Amadio, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Amadio’s interests include congenital hand injuries, upper extremity (hand/arm) tumors, and hand/arm tendon injuries. Dr. Amadio is a surgeon, and a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association.
*Keith Bengtson, MD, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Bengtson’s interests include hand rehabilitation, the medical problems of musicians, and rehabilitation of shoulder injuries. Specialists in the field of physical medicine excel at diagnosing and treating injuries caused by or exacerbated by movement.
Mill City Clinic (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
*Jon Hallberg, MD, Family Medicine/Primary Care
Dr. Hallberg is a very approachable graduate of St. Olaf College with an interest in performing arts medicine. You may have heard him on Minnesota Public Radio as a regular commentator on health care issues!
Park Nicollet (St. Louis Park)
Sandra Skovlund, MD, ENT Clinic — Otolaryngology
Dr. Skovlund is an otolaryngologist with a background in Speech and Audiology. She comes highly recommended by professional singers.
Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
*Jennine Speier, MD, Musicians’ Clinic
Dr. Speier is a specialist in the field of physical medicine.
Need to see someone really local?
There are no PAMA members at the Allina Clinic in Northfield, but Scott Koehler, MD, has a specialty in sports medicine that gives him an edge when diagnosing and treatment instrumental musicians. His appointment schedule tends to be fairly full, but making yourself available if he has a cancellation can mean the difference between waiting a day for an appointment and waiting for weeks.
Seeking treatment away from the Hill? The Performing Arts Medicine Association maintains a referral source for physicians and other health-care providers around the world. You can find a link for the PAMA Member Resource Directory here: http://www.artsmed.org/memberlinks.asp