Faculty

The University of Minnesota/St. Cloud Hospital Family Medicine Residency's faculty is committed to teaching and promoting your professional and personal growth. The faculty includes four full-time and two part-time board-certified family physicians and a psychologist. All of the faculty continue with an active family practice, including obstetrics, by seeing their own panel of patients in the CentraCare Family Health Center. This allows us to model family practice daily and ensures that we maintain our excellent clinical skills. We belong to many professional societies, including the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. We continue to publish and lecture extensively.

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Thomas J. Satre, MD: Program Director

  • Medical School: University of Iowa
  • Residency: Malcolm Grow Medical Center (SGI)
  • Internship: Malcolm Grow Medical Center (SGI)
  • Medical Interests: Maternity care, caring for the whole family and population health
  • Personal Interests: Fishing, running

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Clarice Konshok, MD: Associate Program Director

  • Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
  • Residency: St. Louis University
  • Internship: St. Louis University
  • Medical Interests: Pediatrics, Dermatology and office procedures, Women's Health and simulation training
  • Personal Interests: hiking, skiing, traveling and reading - especially military history and mysteries

Dr. Dennis Peterson

Dennis Peterson, MD: Associate Program Director

  • Medical School:
    • University of Minnesota – Duluth School of Medicine
    • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Residency: Duluth Family Practice Residency
  • Medical Interests: Full-spectrum Family Medicine with OB, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
  • Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, home renovation projects, church activities, fishing, pheasant hunting and music.

Dr. Carl Melling

Carl Melling, MD: Residency Faculty

  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Residency:
    • Duluth Family Practice Residency
    • Miller-Dwan Medical Center
    • St. Luke’s Hospital
    • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Medical Interests: Addiction, wound care and hospital medicine
  • Personal Interests: woodworking, computers, landscaping/gardening and fishing

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Amy Olmschenk, DO: Residency Faculty

  • Medical School: Des Moines University
  • Residency: University of Minnesota/St. Cloud Hospital Family Medicine Residency
  • Medical Interests: Pediatrics, geriatrics/nursing home, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), hospital medicine
  • Personal Interests: Traveling to new places, hiking, reading, learning the piano, spending time with her husband, son, and Australian Cattle dog.

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Steven Solum, MD: Residency Faculty

  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Residency: University of Minnesota/St. Cloud Hospital Family Medicine residency
  • Medical Interests: Full-spectrum family medicine, with comprehensive evaluation and management.
  • Personal Interests: Discovering new hobbies, motorcycle restoration, sailing, computers, spending time with family, horticulture.

Dr. Kevin Switzer

Kevin Switzer, MD: Medical Director

  • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Residency: St. Francis-Mayo Family Practice Clinic
  • Medical Interests: Sports medicine, OB, office procedures
  • Personal Interests: Running, tennis, European travel

Paul Wenner, PhD, LP: Psychologist

  • Graduate School: Bald man with black glasses with mustache and goatee
    • Fielding University - MA, PhD
    • University of Colorado Medical School, Child Health Associate Program - MA
    • Marquette University
  • Internship: St. Cloud Hospital
  • Medical Interests: Integrated behavioral health
  • Personal Interests: Wood bowl turning, cooking

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Joseph M. Blonski, MD: Physician VP of Ambulatory Care

  • Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Residency: Naval Hospital (Charleston)
  • Internship: Naval Hospital (Charleston)
  • Medical Interests: Broad spectrum family medicine and teaching
  • Personal Interests: Family time, serving others, all sports but especially golf and water skiing