Winner: Susan Mathison (Catalyst Medical Center)
Location: Fargo, Jamestown and Detroit Lakes
How does it feel to win?
“I’m very honored and surprised,” Mathison said. “My training is in facial plastics and ENT surgery, allergy and dermatology, but I also have additional board certification in sleep medicine and integrative medicine. While I’m not a primary care physician, my team and I take a whole-person approach to our patients and often go beyond their initial concerns to address the root cause of their health problems.”
What’s the best thing about helping your patients?
"I feel truly blessed to serve others with my training and knowledge. I try to work with my heart, my mind and my hands,” Mathison said. “In my specialty, I get to work with a big spectrum of people from newborn babies and their parents, to the elderly accompanied by their grown-up children. My patients have such grace through their journeys, and it is a privilege to care for them.”
Second Place: Heidi Olson-Fitzgerald, PA-C (Sanford)
Third Place: Teri Johnson, MD (Independent Family Doctors)
Fourth Place: Sara Schafer, APRN, CNP (Essentia)
Fifth Place: Ender Raghib, MD (Pediatric Arts Clinic)