Providers SearchBack to Search
Kristopher Krueger, MD, PhD is a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute.
Hometown: Kansas City, KS
Practice philosophy: In addition to continuing to improve medical management and procedural skills, I believe that patient education is one of the most important aspects of what I do.
What are you passionate about and why? Catheter ablation as every case is a little bit different which offers variety and challenges on a regular basis. I am also very passionate about patient education as I feel this gives patients some element of control over things and helps them make the right choices in their own management.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? I think that patient care was the most important part of health care that attracted me. On some level, I knew I wanted to be a physician back in high school.
What is something you have learned from your patients? I have learned and continue to learn how to read my patients in an effort to understand their wishes and best treat them.
What is one of the challenges of this career you enjoy? And why? I think the challenge that I enjoy the most is that every case is a bit different.
What is the best thing you've done for your health or the best health advice you've received? Finding activities that I enjoy doing with my wife such as golf and tennis.
What are you most proud of? My wife and three boys.
What are a few of your personal achievements? Finishing an Ironman years ago. Also, completing graduate school during the same period of time spent in Medical school.
- Creighton University, University of Minnesota
- Cardiovascular disease
- Clinical cardiac electrophysiology;Internal medicine
- University of Minnesota: Internal Medicine
- Heart Rhythm Society
- University of Minnesota: Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
- America's PPO
- BCBS of MN
- Cigna Health
- First Health/Coventry
- Great-West Healthcare
- Metropolitan Health Plan
- Partnership Health Plan
- Patient Choice
- PPO USA
- Preferred One
- South Country Health Alliance
- UCare MN
- United Behavioral
- United Health Care
- WEA Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Physician Services