Introducing Peter Parten, M.D. [Video]
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Introducing Peter Parten, M.D.,an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, and general orthopedics.
Meet the Expert: Peter Parten, M.D.
Dr. Parten’s approach: “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.”
Dr. Parten’s education: After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, Dr. Parten earned his medical degree at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. He remained in Chicago to complete his residency at Loyola University, and later he advanced his training in the Shoulder Arthroscopy fellowship program at the Institute of Orthopedic Research in San Antonia, Texas.
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I’m Dr. Peter Parten at Summit Orthopedics, and I specialize in shoulder surgery. I grew up in Minnesota, as did my wife. And so at first I kind of thought, I’m going to look all over the country and find a real fun place to go. And then my wife said, “Actually, we’re going to Minnesota.” So, when I came back to Minnesota, I looked around and Summit was by far the best group around. So I wanted to be a part of that. I think that probably the thing that gives me the most satisfaction is when somebody has something that’s been difficult to diagnose, or they’ve been struggling with for a long time. And it maybe takes us a little bit of time to figure it out or sort through the details of what’s going on, and we can actually figure out what is wrong and what can make them better. And that’s satisfying to know that all the experience, and training, and education, and just listening to the patient can help you figure out what’s going on and what can help them. I spend most of the time chasing my kids around. I’m the athletic trainer at the house, throwing batting practice and pitches and things like that for the home team.
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