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Steven H. Bollinger, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Gastroenterology
    • Board Certified:


    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    What I Do 

    I aim to provide care that is modern and based on the current best medical science and delivered with a personalized and empathetic touch. My clinical interests include endoscopic procedures, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, Clostridium difficile infection and gut microbiome.  

    Why I Love My Work 

    I was motivated to go into medicine because I enjoy science, solving mysteries and getting to know people. The hands-on, technical aspect of endoscopy and the complexities of the liver and digestive process have interested me ever since my first exposure to the specialty of gastroenterology in medical school. I have never lost that interest.  

    One of the things I enjoy most about my job is getting to know each patient’s story. I also enjoy endoscopic procedures and gathering as much information as I can from these tests. The size and quality of the GI group led me to join CentraCare in 1999.  

    Getting to Know Me 

    I like central Minnesota because it is close to the Twin Cities, the lakes and North Woods region and my family in North Dakota. Outside of work, I enjoy biking, photography, genealogy, reading history and biographies, gardening, horseback riding and amateur cooking.  

    • Medical School
      University of North Dakota School of Medicine
    • Internship
      LaCrosse Lutheran/Gundersen Clinic
    • Residency
      LaCrosse Lutheran/Gundersen Clinic
    • Fellowship
      University of Nebraska Medical Center

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