When Kristin Bergstrom, M.D., and the emergency team are on the floor in Redwood Area Hospital’s Emergency Department, you know you are in good hands. “In a small community emergency room, we see everything that large urban hospital emergency rooms see – from everyday injuries to unexplained illnesses to severe trauma – just less frequently than they do,” says Dr. Bergstrom. “It’s having a team ready to handle the unexpected that makes quality emergency care close to home so valuable.”
Dr. Bergstrom with Acute Care Inc. is one of the physicians staffing Redwood Area Hospital’s emergency department. She earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of California, Irvine. She trained at Mayo Clinic in anesthesiology and pediatrics, and is board certified in pediatrics.
Dr. Bergstrom has practiced in emergency medicine for the past 11 years. She is certified in advanced cardiovascular life support, pediatric life support, comprehensive advanced life support and advanced trauma life support.
The ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and every day of the year. “This represents a tremendous level of emergency services available to a community our size,” says Dr. Bergstrom. “If a patient requires a higher level of care or surgery not available at Redwood Area Hospital, we work in partnership with highly respected hospitals throughout the state to make sure each patient receives the right care.”
Dr. Bergstrom’s personality makes her ideally suited to working in an emergency department. “Nothing is predictable,” she shares. “Every day is different and challenging and that’s why I really like working in Redwood Area Hospital’s ER. I know we’re making a difference in the lives of all patients who come through our door.”
Dr. Bergstrom resides in Willmar and loves fishing in her spare time on the lakes in the area. She also enjoys visiting her two grown sons in Rochester and traveling to southern California to spend time with her siblings.