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New surgeon joins Northfield practice

General surgeon Christopher Nielsen, MD, FACS, is joining Surgical Care Consultants, P.A., and Jose Fulco, MD, in a general surgery practice that will provide services to both Northfield Hospital & Clinics and Allina Medical Clinic.

Dr. Nielsen comes to Northfield from the Twin Cities, where he has been practicing since 2006 with HealthPartners. Prior to that, he spent 10 years practicing in Stevens Point, Wis.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Nielsen provides a full range of general surgery services, including advanced laparoscopic procedures. He will see patients at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic and perform surgeries at Northfield Hospital. Dr. Fulco will now see patients at both FamilyHealth and Allina Medical Clinic and do surgeries at Northfield Hospital.

“We are delighted to attract a surgeon of Dr. Nielsen’s caliber to Northfield,” said David Oliver, clinic operations administrator with Northfield Hospital & Clinics. “He will be a great complement to Dr. Fulco and provide greater access for patients in our service area.”

A native of Iowa, Dr. Nielsen graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Zoology. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He performed his residency in general surgery at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Dr. Nielsen recently completed a fellowship in “surgical critical care” at the University of Minnesota.