Local physicians named ‘Best Doctors for Women’ by Minnesota Monthly magazine

Waconia, Minn.—Dec. 19, 2013—Nancy Cooley, MD, and Sarah Freitas, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, are among the 509 physicians named in Minnesota Monthly’s 2014 “Best Doctors for Women” list. Drs. Cooley and Freitas are both board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and see patients in Chaska and Waconia. A number of Ridgeview-affiliated physicians, noted below, are also on the list.

To determine who is honored, 10,000 doctors in the 11-county metro area, as well as Olmsted County in the Rochester area, were asked to name up to three doctors in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties of particular interest to women, based on certifications recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties’ member boards. In total, more than 3,000 doctors were named, with 509 doctors collecting enough votes to be included in the 2014 list. The list is published in the January 2014 issue of Minnesota Monthly.

Minnesota Monthly’s 2014 Best Doctors for Women include:

Ellen Bendel-Stenzel, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians (Ridgeview Neonatal Care Unit)

Susan Bowers, MD, West Suburban Pathology Consultants

George Canas, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota

Joseph Cerny, MD, Urology Associates Ltd.

Nancy Cooley, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics

Thomas Davin, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota

Sarah Freitas, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics

John Gray, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota

J. Karl Kemberling, MD, Urology Associates Ltd.

Kelly Lemieux, MD, Wayzata Children’s Clinic

Raymond Poor, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota

Steven Rousey, MD, Minnesota Oncology Hematology

Mark Sborov, MD, Minnesota Oncology Hematology

Timothy Schaefer, MD, Midwest Plastic Surgery

Christian Schrock, MD, Infectious Diseases Minneapolis, Ltd.

Scott Sharkey, MD, FACC, Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Ridgeview Heart Center

Lioudmila Sitnikova, MD, Urology Associates Ltd.

Neil Skemp, MD, Urology Associates Ltd.

Michael Somermeyer, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota

Kimberlee Thielen, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota

Jeffry Twidwell, MD, Urology Associates Ltd.

Orvin Visaya, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota

 

For more information about these and other providers, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.

About Ridgeview Medical Center

Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area. Its award-winning network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, numerous primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, specialty programs and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. For more information about Ridgeview Medical Center and its clinics, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.