Dr. Katherine Caldwell

Internal Medicine
Woodbury, MN
16 years experience female

Locations

Office

Woodbury, MN

Address

Woodbury, MN
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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About

Bio

I went to Medical School after my brother died of Cystic Fibrosis at age 17, and my father died of a heart attack at age 55. Losing close family members early in life changed the way I saw the world. To me, there is nothing more important in life than the relationships we have with those we love. The most important things in life aren't "things", they are people. Of course I say to my patients all the time that the way to be healthy and feel good is to prevent disease by eating right, exercising, getting good sleep, etc. But we should never discount the importance of having close loving relationships with our families and friends. These relationships may not heal the body, but they heal the spirit, and I think that counts for much more than our modern society tends to emphasize. I love helping people with their medical questions on HealthTap and in the office, because it soothes their worries, and this is one of the things I love best about being a doctor. I have been asked every kind of question, and I don't mind talking about personal, private concerns, because those are often the ones that cause the most worry. But I also enjoy talking about preventive medicine. Most of today's most expensive diseases to treat are things that could really be avoided in the first place if the public knew more about how to eat right and avoid the foods that cause problems like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. I love it when patients tell me that they stopped smoking or started exercising. Every day is a new chance to make a healthy change that will help you feel better, so why not start today?

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Maine, Minnesota

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

495 Answers
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A male asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Kidney infection: Usually true kidney infections don't go away on their own without treatment (antibiotics). Sometimes people have to be hospitalized for intravenous an ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Strained neck muscle: It sounds like you pulled or strained one of the muscles in the side of your neck. This can happen while you sleep at night, or other times too. It wi ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Asthma exacerbation: It sounds like your asthma has gotten worse in the last week. It's time to visit your doctor to update your asthma action plan so you know what you ca ... Read More
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Mar 29, 2016
Dr. Caldwell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2016 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks a lot, I went to see a local Doctor and found out that I got swelling on my tongue and pain in my pallet for which i am prescribed with an antibiotic, a pain kill...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! i was worried that it could a really serious condition like a clot. it has put my mind at ease until i can go see a doctor in person. thank you. will try your recommend...Read More
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Thank you, my 6 week old son is in a hospital abroad and the Dr has poor English, so couldn't explain this well... You have just mede two parents very happy... Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Maine Medical Center, Portland ME

Affiliations

American College Of Physicians
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