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Dennis S. Guadarrama, MD,MPH

  • About
    • Specialties: Pulmonary Disease
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English, Spanish
    Biography

    What I Do
    Dr. Mayo best described my philosophy for the care of patients so many years ago, “the best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.” My special clinical interests include interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, asthma, and palliative care.

    Why I Love My Work
    My favorite part of my job is getting to know my patients for more than just why they are in the office. I love learning what makes them happy, what their family is like, and what they do for fun.

    I genuinely enjoy pulmonary medicine due to the complexity of the conditions and how small changes in patients' lives substantially improve their quality of life. In addition, medicine allows me to face constant change in the care of patients, the people I get to meet, and the advancements in science.

    Getting to Know Me
    I was born and raised in the Lone Star State in San Antonio, Texas. I lived there throughout my undergraduate studies, then pursued my medical education in Boston, Massachusetts, completed my advanced medical training in Providence, Rhode Island, and lastly, Lubbock, Texas. Over this time, my wife and I have rescued five dogs and three cats; needless to say, we are animal lovers. Moving to St. Cloud, we relocated into a home on ten acres with a blueberry farm. I have always wanted to be a farmer if I were not a physician, so now I am doing both. We are usually outside working on the land, running, hiking, fishing, skiing, taking long walks with the pups, and enjoying the numerous lakes here in Minnesota during our free time.

    Education
    • Master’s Degree
      Boston University, Master of Public Health
    • Medical School
      Boston University School of Medicine
    • Residency
      Roger Williams Medical Center, Internal Medicine
    • Fellowship
      Texas Tech University, Critical Care Roger Williams Medical Center, Pulmonary
  • Professional Memberships

    American College of Physicians, CHEST Physicians

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO