Meet Daniel Probst, M.D.
Summit Orthopedics physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Daniel Probst, M.D., helps people improve their function, so they can do what they want to do.
Daniel Probst, M.D., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician. “As a specialty, PM&R is all about function — helping people do what they want to do each day,” he said. He takes care of problems affecting all bones, muscles, and joints, and he has particular expertise in treating hip and buttock pain.
His favorite aspect of his specialty is making a tangible difference in his patients’ lives. “At first, you see patients when they are hurt and not doing well, then you treat them, and then you see them again when they are doing better,” he said.
Dr. Probst’s background
After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Dr. Probst earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed residency training in PM&R at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also served as academic chief resident. After his residency training, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Washington University in St. Louis as well.
As a nonsurgical physician, Dr. Probst focuses on conservative treatment, getting patients better without surgery. “It’s part of my job to refer patients for surgery at the right time, and when appropriate, but ideally, I like to treat patients nonoperatively,” he said.
Dr. Probst’s practice philosophy
Active listening is an important part of his practice. “The patients know best what they’re going through, and if I can listen to what is going on, I can design a more effective treatment,” Dr. Probst said.
As part of the nonoperative treatment options he offers, Dr. Probst is trained in a range of ultrasound-guided injections, including steroid injections and platelet-rich plasma injections. These can be helpful for treating arthritis and tendon disorders, as well as joint and muscle pain.
Dr. Probst’s hobbies
When he is not working, Dr. Probst enjoys spending time outside, whether fishing, hiking, camping, gardening, or running. “I enjoy living as active a lifestyle as I can,” he said. He also spends lots of time playing with his young twin sons.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
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 several additional community clinics.
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