Dr. Jacob Hvidston, a neurologist, is welcoming new patients at the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic.
Dr. Hvidston joined Essentia because he felt an immediate connection with the neurology team.
“They made me feel welcome and they took care of each other,” he said. “I think this kind of atmosphere is so important for a strong department, and to start out in as a new physician after training. Duluth as a city was also attractive. It has so much to offer my family in terms of outdoor activities and quality of life.”
Dr. Hvidston earned a medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, N.D. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, which is also where he completed a fellowship in neurophysiology. Dr. Hvidston is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
“I chose neurology as a specialty because of the complexities of the brain and how, although we are making strides to understand how it works, we still have such a long ways to go,” he said. “I would like to share with my patients and their families that while neurological diseases can at times be challenging to diagnose and manage, I will be their advocate and work with them every step of the way.”
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hvidston, call the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic at (218) 786-8364. To see his full profile, visit EssentiaHealth.org and click on “Doctors & Providers.”