Dr. Michael Sparacino

Family Medicine
Saint Peter, MN
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Saint Peter, MN

Address

1900 North Sunrise Drive, Saint Peter, MN
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Allina Health

Aetna Life Insurance Company

American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

BCS Insurance Company

Banner Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

CHCS Services, Inc

Cigna

CNA Ins

Dean Health

Federated Insurance Companies

Great-West Healthcare

Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company

Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company

Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC)

Humana Insurance Company

Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company

Managed Health Inc

Medica Health Plan

PreferredOne

Principal Financial Group

State Farm Insurance Companies

The Regence Group

UCare Minnesota

Ucare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

River's Edge Hospital and Clinics

Saint Peter, MN

About

Bio

<DIV> <P>Dr. Michael Sparacino practices Family Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from North Central College, Naperville, IL; his Doctorate of Osteopathy, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO in Family Medicine. He completed his residency at Scott Air Force Base, IL; and a fellowship in High-Risk Obstetrics, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC.</P> <P> He served as Chief, Emergency Medicine, 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Osan, Republic of Korea; as Medical Director, High-Risk Obstetrics, St. Louis University at Deaconess Hospital and as Assistant Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, St. Louis University, Uniformed Services University; Program Director, Mercy Family Medicine Residency, Mason City, IA; Professor, Clinical Family Medicine, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA; Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Iowa; Family Medicine Clinician, Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital and Program Director, Family Medicine Osteopathic Residency Program, Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital, Mankato; Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota; and Emergency Room Physician, Wapiti Medical Group, Milbank, SD.</P> <P>Dr. Sparacino holds an interest in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Medical Humanities, and teaching of all kinds. In his spare time he enjoys playing, writing and recording music, medical and nonmedical writing, History, wood working, Martial Arts, and outdoor sports – especially archery and target shooting.</P></DIV>Interests include medical ethics and humanities, palliative care and family medicine including spinal manipulation.

Specialties
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Family Medicine, Board Certified

Licenses

United States: Minnesota

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

15K Answers
18K Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Most likely you have a viral syndrome. Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Walking is a great starting point. Walk until you're tired, then add 10% per week.
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Apr 12, 2013
Dr Sparacino provides an excellent service to the public via Health Tap. He is knowledgable about many areas of medicine and his responses are clear and helpful. I recommend Dr. Sparacino.
Nov 5, 2012
Dr. Sparacino helps everyone by sharing his wide experience in such a thoughtful, responsive manner. His patients in MN are lucky to have him in person!
Apr 15, 2013
Outstanding consultant on health Tap. Congratulations on Top Doctor 2013. Level 25 is a real achievement.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I didn't know if it was worth talking about, because of my age (56) with other health issues, and don't want to sound like a hypochondriac. This description is exactly w...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! My wee girl is 14yrs old and its that time of the month for her, she cant sit still or lay down for more than 5mins, she keeps being sick
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank You! - I denied diagnosis/ treatment here - 4 years pain/2 years+ recovery-still pain right leg tendon/IT band, but not agony of b4.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Iowa Educator of the Year

Affiliations

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