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Julie R. Zwiener, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Family Medicine
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    • Accepting New Patients
    Biography

    What I Do
    I listen to my patients to find out their preferences and recommend treatment options that fit their needs. My clinical interests include women’s health, preventing disease, and treating conditions with minimally invasive measures. As I get older and have more experience, I am becoming more of a minimalist; I strive towards less medication, less imaging, and focus on lifestyle changes.

    Why I Love My Work
    When I was younger, I had a great interest in human biology and had some dynamic teachers that led me to see that I had a knack for medicine.

    I chose to specialize in Family Medicine because I wanted to work with all ages and I especially enjoy taking care of entire families. Getting to know people and helping them improve their health is the best part of my job.

    Joining CentraCare felt like a good fit because of the rich resources and excellent specialists that are available to my patients.

    Getting to Know Me
    I grew up in the area and went to Tech high school. I like this area because of the easy access to bike trails, beautiful scenery and the easy drive to interesting events in communities like the Twin Cities and Duluth. Mostly, though, I like it here because my extended family is nearby. Outside of work, I like biking, hiking, tennis, reading, playing piano and board games.

    Education
    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota Medical School
    • Internship
      North Memorial Health Care
    • Residency
      North Memorial Health Care

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