Dennis S. Guadarrama, MD,MPH

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

    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.

    • 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