Dr. Kolawole Adediran, a psychiatrist, has joined Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Dr. Adediran will be part of a dedicated team of professionals offering comprehensive mental health consultation services to hospitalized patients and patients seen in the Emergency Department. He will care for children and adults.
“I love the field of psychiatry because it allows me to really take a holistic approach to the health and well-being of my patients,” said Dr. Adediran. “It’s very rewarding to be able to engage with and support patients when they are potentially in a very vulnerable state.”
Dr. Adediran earned a medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in psychiatry at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
“I feel I’m a very approachable and understanding person, and I always try to step into my patients shoes to better understand what they are going through,” Dr. Adediran said.
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Dr. Andrew Olson, a pediatric hospitalist, has joined the Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital.
“I was drawn to this opportunity by the teamwork and collaboration within St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital,” said Dr. Olson. “I’m originally from northern Minnesota and spent a lot of time in Duluth growing up. I look forward to practicing pediatrics here.”
Dr. Olson earned a medical doctorate from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He completed a residency in pediatrics through Marshfield Clinic Health Systems in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
As a pediatric hospitalist, Dr. Olson cares for children who are hospitalized with serious illness or injury.
“I deeply understand the bond parents have with their children and I spend time providing thorough, easy to understand explanations of their child’s diagnoses and care,” he said.
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Dr. Nicole Worden, an interventional cardiologist, has joined the Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Heart and Vascular Center.
“As a young child, I learned that my grandmother had a congenital heart problem that could have been fatal, but when she was 12, a new procedure saved her life,” said Dr. Worden. “I always knew that I wanted to do something that would have the same kind of positive impact on people’s lives.”
Dr. Worden earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine, and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
“One thing I learned from growing up in a small farming community is that communication and taking time to get to know my patients is essential,” said Dr. Worden. “My patient’s stories and goals are important to me, and their heart problems are just one part of the picture. Together, we can come up with a treatment plan that will optimize their heart function and improve the quality of their lives.”
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Dr. Christopher Peters, an emergency medicine physician, has joined Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Dr. Peters grew up in Willmar, Minnesota, and is thrilled to be starting his practice in Duluth.
“Putting down roots here is like coming home – it’s really the only place I wanted to be and I’m grateful for the opportunity,” he said.
Dr. Peters earned a medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island.
“I enjoy being a part of the tight-knit team that is found in the emergency room and making a difference for patients on a daily basis,” said Dr. Peters. “There’s something special about meeting someone on what could potentially be one of their worst days, and being able to take care of them and gain their trust.”