Scott Tongen, MD
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Family medicine is at the heart of everything Dr. Scott Tongen does for his patients. He understands it is essential to good health outcomes that a patient has a doctor they can trust. Dr. Tongen brings comfort and healing to patients of all ages and stages of life.
“As a family physician I am a skilled diagnostician. I listen to my patients, perform high quality physical exams, act correctly on the symptoms and findings, and bring in specialists when necessary. I take care of the whole patient. I know the best outcomes happen when the relationship is built on trust and care.”
When patients get to know Dr. Tongen, they quickly learn he truly cares about them. In turn, that creates a positive foundation on which Dr. Tongen can provide complete coordination of care — something family physicians are especially good at providing.
“I have over 30 years of experience, in family practice, in hospitalist practice, and quality of care consulting. I’m also a certified physician builder for Epic, a leading electronic medical record database. So I’ve had lots of different viewpoints to address patient care. I’m really happy to be returning to primary care here at United Family Medicine.”
“The opportunity to develop relationships with my patients, and see them through to good outcomes, is a positive feedback loop,” said Dr. Tongen. “I help patients manage acute illnesses, and also manage chronic disease such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, or cognitive disorders like dementia.”
“I bring meaningful improvements to the lives of my patients. I’m very grateful to United Family Medicine for this opportunity.”
Maybe it comes with age and wisdom for this St. Paul native, father of three daughters and grandfather of two youngsters, that he is so committed to partnering with patients. “I’ve never helped a patient by judging them,” said Dr. Tongen. “I listen, and then we go forward together from there.”