“We are very happy with the doctors at Southdale Peds. We drive from Lino Lakes to get here and think it's definitely worth the long drive!”
“We have been coming to Southdale Pediatrics since our oldest was a baby. She is now a junior in high school. I can't imagine a better doctor's office for our three children. We've always had the best care at every appointment whether it be minor or major. I'm glad my youngest is twelve so I have a few more years of the great care here at Southdale Pediatrics. It's nice to know if we need to be seen on that day, we can be. We know, whichever doctor we get, that we will get great care. Over the years my children have seen about every doctor at Southdale Pediatrics. I don't think there is a bad one in the "bunch".”
Dr. Anderson, his wife and two children reside in Apple Valley.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, rollerblading, and spending time with my family
Dr. Bodine enjoys broomball and golfing.
Dr. Brandt (Pugh) is married and has twin boys. Her favorite pastimes include reading, yoga, spending time with her family, baking cookies and being outdoors – either hiking, running or biking, and playing piano.
Dr. Buchman Walters enjoys serving children of all ages, and has special interests in preterm infant development, early childhood literacy, and caring for multiples. She lives in St. Louis Park with her twins, Henry and Sadie. In her free time, she enjoys visiting family in Wisconsin and a variety of outdoor activities.
Dr. Carlson has been at Southdale Pediatrics since December 1999. She is married and has four busy children.
Married to Dr. David Curran, OB-GYN. I have three children; one is an officer in the army and my others are in high school.
Dr. Fiebiger enjoys seeing patients of all ages. In her free time, she likes to travel, play tennis, read, and spend time with her husband and daughter.
Dr. Hagen is married and has one son. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, running, and cross-country skiing.
Dr. Hansen enjoys biking, swimming and being with her family.
Dr. Hersey enjoys classical music, knitting, gardening, biking and spending time with her family.
Dr. Sonja Hinrichs has a special interest in newborn care and adolescent medicine. In her spare time she enjoys pottery, knitting and biking.
To My Patients:
I have been at Southdale Pediatrics more than 24 years---long enough to see a whole generation of patients grow up and move on to have their own families. Each and every one of you has a special place in my heart and I am grateful that you have allowed me to be a part of your lives. I am constantly reminded of those moments, both joyful and difficult, when you have placed your trust in me. I have done all I can to deserve that trust.
There comes a time, though, as difficult as it is, to say goodbye. As of January 1st 2013, I will be retiring, and moving on to the next chapter of my life. You will not be forgotten. I have saved so many notes and pictures from you and I know they will fill me with many happy memories.
Fortunately, I will be leaving you in good hands. My colleagues at Southdale Pediatrics are the most experienced, compassionate pediatricians you can find. I have been blessed to be a part of this group and I am confident that I am leaving you in good hands. I hope over the next few months I will have the opportunity to thank you all.
Donna Hoffman M.D.
Dr. Jones grew up in Colorado and loves hiking, camping, bicycling, and kayaking and birding with his wife and two daughters. In addition, he dabbles in guitar and automobile club racing. Dr. Jones enjoys working with infants, children, and young adults of all ages with a sub-emphasis on patients and families with special needs and chronic illness.
Dr. Koch is married with two children school-age. He enjoys sports, and is an avid Minnesota Twins and Green Bay Packer Fan. Other interests include herb gardening, reading, cooking and lately ice cream and gelato making.
Dr. Kristupaitis has special interests in premature newborn care and asthma. He and his wife have 2 daughters, and in his spare time, he enjoys skiing, running and biking.
Lisa’s special interests include breastfeeding support and education, growth and development, and anticipatory guidance with parenting. She currently lives in Plymouth with her family.
Dr. Lawler has a special interest in sports medicine and general pediatrics. She enjoys coaching gymnastics, traveling and visiting family in her spare time.
Dr. LeFevere, his wife have two sons and reside in Bloomington.
Dr. Lutz’s outside interests include being an avid woodworker and home “do-it-yourselfer”. In addition, he enjoys traveling, going to theater, and playing string bass.
Dr. Lutz greatly enjoys practicing Pediatrics. He appreciates working with parents and helping both them and their children to understand about illnesses and also the promotion of good health. He also enjoys seeing the large variety of ages and concerns that are part of pediatrics.
25 years’ general pediatrics, practice in Minnesota. Married with one son.
Dr. Manolis past times include spending time with her husband and two sons, outdoor activities in the north woods, and reading.
Dr. Miller joined Southdale Pediatrics in 2001 after being Chief of Pediatrics at Grand Forks Air Force Base and 10 years in the United States Air Force. He resides in Eden Prairie with his wife and three children. When he is not coaching his children’s sports, he enjoys golfing, boating, basketball and personal finance.
Dr. Mitha lives with her husband and two children in Eagan. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, gardening and crafts.
Dr. Morkeberg special interests include newborn/infant care including children with extreme prematurity. He also has a special interest in care of Asthma, allergies, and eczema which he manages in cooperation with our asthma and allergy specialist. He enjoys evaluating and advising young athletes having many years of experience as a team physician, part-time coach, and parent in youth sports.
Dr. Morkeberg has three children. In his spare time he enjoys nature through running, biking, skiing, swimming, gardening as well as music.
With his Scandinavian background, Dr. Morkeberg speaks Danish, Norwegian and Swedish as well as some French and German. He appreciates people of all cultures.
Dr. Nelson is married and stays busy with three sons. They are active members of Our Lady of Grace Church.
Dr. Nolan's medical interests include newborn care and general pediatrics. she enjoys traveling, running, golfing, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Oie’s hobbies include gardening, exercising, and playing with her children.
Dr. Oseid lives in Minneapolis with his wife Julie, and his three children, Kelsey, Danny and Olivia.
Dr. Oster’s special interests include general pediatrics and teaching. She loves watching children grow and develop to their full potential and helping new parents build their confidence. She enjoys spending her free time with her two sons, Charlie and Jack. She also enjoys traveling and golfing with her husband, Dave.
Dear Patients and Families,
Thank you for allowing me to evaluate and treat you for the past 21 years. It has been an honor and a privilege.
I regret to inform you that I have accepted a postition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Department effective 06-03-2013. This was a difficult decision as I have enjoyed working with you, your family and the wonderful staff at Southdale Pediatrics. In addition to seeing patients at Mayo, I will be pursuing research, writing, and teaching which I have always wanted to do.
My allergy partners at Southdale Pediatrics, Dr. David Schroeckenstein and Dr. Mee Lee Chun Nelson, will continue to provide excellent care for you and your family.
Thank you again for blessing me by allowing participation in your health care.
Nancy L. Ott, M.D.
Dr. Schroeckenstein resides in Bloomington with his wife Christine and dogs Darby and Mr. Bojangles. He has four children. When not working, he enjoys traveling, music, dining out and photography.
Dr. Siwek lives with her husband and three children in Eagan. She enjoys spending time with her family, biking, skate-skiing, digital photgraphy, and being involved with church activities.
Dr. Siwek enjoys seeing children of all ages.
Dr. Skallerud’s special interest includes seeing patients of all ages.
Dr. Stalpes is married and lives in Minneapolis. In her spare time she enjoys playing music, going to concerts, gardening, and baking. she enjoys caring for children of all ages and has a special interest in genetic conditions and adolescent medicine.
Dr. Tamte first joined Southdale Pediatrics in 1996. In 2005 she left the practice to raise her three young children full time. She rejoined the group in 2009.
Dr. Tamte enjoys seeing children of all ages, from newborns to teenagers.
Dr. Westlund’s hobbies include rubberstamp crafts, scrapbooking, camping, gardening, crosscountry skiing, collectibles, and recreational reading.
Dr. Williams enjoys spending free time in Northern Wisconsin when not seeing patients. Her hobbies include travel, cross country skiing, sailboarding, and creating stained glass.
Dr. Williams lives in Bloomington with his wife and two children. He enjoys volunteering with a local Boy Scout troop and his local church, hiking, bicycling, and other activities with his family.
I work part-time Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Edina location and also spend time creating & reviewing patient educational materials as one of the medical directors for our group. I live in Southwest Minneapolis with my husband, 3 young children and a very energetic dog. I feel a good sense of balance between my home and work life and am thankful to have time to care for my family while helping care for yours. In my spare time I enjoy walking with my dog & neighbors, singing in a choir with my husband, stopping at garage sales and thrift shops, cooking healthy meals with our farmshare veggies, and trying to watch Antiques Roadshow.
The greatest enjoyment I have as a pediatrician is experiencing the diversity in individual patients and families. I believe in addressing the needs of the whole child—emotional, social, academic, developmental and medical. Conversations about the community resources, healthy nutrition, and family support are vital for your child’s complete care.