2018 Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors Include Four Summit Physicians

Summit Orthopedics congratulates the Summit physicians included in 2018 Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors list.

Summit’s expert teams of physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers, and therapists are committed to providing comprehensive orthopedic care to the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. For this reason, we are honored every year to have our physicians recognized among the Minnesota Monthly list of Top Doctors in the Twin Cities.

The Top Doctors selection process

The Summit physicians and surgeons named to the 2018 Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors list were nominated by their peers and selected for their expertise. Why does this matter? Because research tells us that skilled care by acknowledged specialists can measurably improve the success of medical outcomes.

The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice provided a list of 10,000 licensed Minnesota doctors. These doctors were invited to submit their Top Doctor nominations in each specialty category. The physicians receiving the most nominations are included in Minnesota Monthly’s 2018 list of Top Doctors. Summit Orthopedics applauds the Summit specialists named this year. With their medical teams and colleagues, these physicians embody Summit’s commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality of orthopedic care.

The 2018 Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors

Dr. Amy Beacom

Dr. Beacom’s specialties include sports medicine; treatment of the shoulder, ankle, foot, and knee; running and swimming. Her dedication to treating orthopedic injuries related to running and swimming is reflected in her service as a team physician for USA Swimming. She takes great pleasure in helping her patients maintain and reclaim a healthy, active life. 

Dr. Michael Forseth

Dr. Forseth’s specialties include hand, wrist, and elbow, complex reconstructive surgery of upper extremities, and microsurgery. In addition to serving our Twin Cities community, Dr. Forseth has volunteered his medical services in Haiti, Colombia, and Honduras.

Dr. James Gannon

Dr. Gannon’s specialties include knee, shoulder, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and joint preservation and restoration. He has practiced in St. Paul for more than 20 years. In some cases, he has cared for three generations of the families who place their trust in us.

Dr. Peter Parten

Dr. Parten is a fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in shoulder injuries and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. His patients value him for his focused expertise and compassionate care. Dr. Parten understands that in our busy lives, there is never a good time to rest and recovery from an injury. He focuses on helping his patients return to their lives safely and quickly.

Supporting healthy communities one patient at a time

Summit Orthopedics is pleased to congratulate our 2018 Top Doctors. It is our privilege to have these celebrated and respected physicians as members of our healthcare team. And while we are honored with this recognition, it is your trust in us that matters most. Together, our Top Doctors and specialty teams are here to treat the injuries and health conditions that are holding you back, and support you in maintaining the lifestyle you love.

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 your everyday activities.

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, MNVadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as several additional community clinics.

 

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  • Amy Beacom, M.D

    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.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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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  • Peter Parten, M.D.

    “Like most people, our family is always on the go between work, kids, school, and sports. There is never a good time to rest or recover from an injury. My challenge is to enable patients of all ages to return to sports, work, and life as soon as possible.”

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