Published on August 02, 2018

Essentia Health Welcomes Dr. Meenakshi Punj

Meenakshi Punj, MD Mobile Medicine (Long-Term Care)

Dr. Meenakshi Punj had joined the Elder Care Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

“I grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and visited Minnesota often during my childhood, “says Dr. Punj. “I love the vibe and friendly environment here, and I knew it was a place I would want to settle someday, so I’m very grateful for this opportunity.”

Dr. Punj earned a medical degree from American University of Antigua in Osbourn, Antigua. She completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York, and a fellowship in geriatrics at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She’s certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine.

“Geriatrics is a patient-centered, integrated specialty that involves establishing long-lasting relationships and teaching patients about themselves and their health,” says Dr. Punj. “The best part of my job is that in every visit, the stories and experiences that my patients share with me leave me with a new learning experience, and I really enjoy that.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Punj, call (218) 844-2347. To see her full profile, visit and click on “Find a Doctor or Provider.”

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