Summit Physicians Recognized As 2015 “Top Docs”
Summit Orthopedics is proud of our “Top Doctors” recognized by their Twin Cities peers.
Every year, Mpls.St. Paul Magazine asks 5,000 licensed doctors and registered nurses in the Twin Cities to nominate one or more physicians, excluding themselves, to whom they would go for medical care. This year, nearly 750 doctors in 42 specialties were submitted and then further evaluated based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history. Many of this year’s Top Doctors have specialty board certification that requires substantial additional training in a doctor’s area of expertise.
Summit Orthopedics is proud that six of our dedicated physicians were chosen by their Twin Cities colleagues for inclusion in the 2015 list. The majority of these physicians have been recognized by their peers for multiple years. Each of them embodies our commitment to bring comprehensive orthopedic care to our Twin Cities community.
Amy Beacom, MD
Dr. Beacom’s specialties include sports medicine, shoulder, ankle and foot, knee, running, and swimming. Her dedication to running and swimming orthopedic injuries is reflected in her service as a team physician for USA Swimming and the Minnesota Twins. She takes great pleasure in helping her patients maintain and reclaim an active lifestyle.
Kristoffer Breien, MD
Dr. Breien’s specialties are hip, knee, sports medicine, joint preservation and restoration, complex revision knee and hip replacement, arthroscopic procedures, and fracture care. He focuses mainly on lower extremity injuries and issues, and loves to engage patients, answer their questions, and help them get back to the activities they love.
Peter Daly, MD
Dr. Daly’s specialties include knee, shoulder, hip, sports medicine, and joint preservation and restoration. Because shoulder arthritis has prompted him to adjust his own activities, he brings personal perspective as well as medical expertise to his patients who are also dealing with arthritis issues.
Jack Drogt, MD
Dr. Drogt’s specialties include knee, hip, joint preservation and restoration, arthroscopy, and knee and hip arthritis. His expertise lies in knee and hip reconstruction. Dr. Drogt engages with each patient’s goals, and works with them to address their expectations and help them meet their individual goals.
Michael Forseth, MD
Dr. Forseth’s specialties include hand, wrist, and elbow, complex reconstructive surgery of upper extremities, and microsurgery. As the parent of three athletic children, Dr. Forseth is sensitive to the needs of his young patients. His safety advice to help prevent common childhood injuries was recently featured in Minnesota Parent.
James Gannon, MD
Dr. Gannon’s specialties include knee, shoulder, sports medicine, joint preservation and restoration, and arthroscopy. He has practiced in St. Paul for 20 years, caring for three generations of families who see him as their primary care physician for the musculoskeletal system.
Our 2015 Top Doctors reflect the commitment and dedication of every member of the Summit Orthopedics team. We are here to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care and help you reclaim the lifestyle that brings you satisfaction and fulfillment.
Summit Orthopedics supports healthy communities
Community health flourishes when specialized orthopedic care is conveniently available close to home. Summit Orthopedics is proud of our fellowship-trained subspecialty teams offering the full spectrum of orthopedic expertise in bone, tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint conditions—in addition to our wellness, prevention, and rehabilitation services. We have the expertise to proactively improve fitness, evaluate discomfort, and deliver personalized treatment to quickly and safely return you to the lifestyle you love.
Start your journey to a healthier, more active self. Visit our Facebook page to learn about our wellness services and schedule a free wellness consultation online. Find your orthopedic expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
Amy Beacom, M.D.
“Staying active has always been important to me — in and out of the water. That’s why I’ve dedicated my practice to treating running and swimming orthopedic injuries. So my patients are able to stay active too.”
Kristoffer Breien, M.D.
“I tend to be more conservative in my approach, reserving surgery as a last option. In essence, I strive to care for patients and their problems in the same manner my family and I expect to be treated when we seek medical attention.”
Peter Daly, M.D.
“I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists to get them fully active.”
Jack Drogt, M.D.
“As a hip and knee specialist, an orthopedic surgeon, and the President of Summit Orthopedics, I’m dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of care available. Our expertise extends beyond orthopedic care. We’re enabling people to live the lives they love.”
Michael Forseth, M.D.
“Volunteering overseas, in places like Haiti, Columbia, and Honduras, continues to be a positive influence on my practice. My experiences there have broadened my perspective about what I do here — personally and professionally.”
James Gannon, M.D.
“Leading an active lifestyle provides an additional motivation to provide orthopedic care that will allow patients to return to the activities they enjoy.”
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