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Emily M. Poels, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Emergency Medicine
    • Board Certified:
      Emergency Medicine
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    My philosophy of care is working with my patients to make the best decisions about testing and treatment. Medicine provides us with many different options of treatment, but my goal is to make sure we are doing what is best for each patient. My special clinical interests are in shared decision-making, end of life care, and airway management.

    Why I Love My Work
    I love the challenge of meeting new patients each shift and the mix of simple to extraordinarily complex cases each shift has in the emergency department.

    I chose CentraCare for the opportunity to serve a more rural population. I have worked in inner city hospitals and suburbs, so I am excited to expand my horizons into a new community.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work I enjoy cooking, spending time outdoors, and traveling. After spending the last three years in Seattle, my husband and I are excited to be back in Minnesota.

    • College
      Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
    • Medical School
      University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, School of Medicine
    • Residency
      University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, School of Medicine
  • Professional Memberships
    American College of Emergency 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