Published on May 22, 2019

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Kristine Matson

Kristine Matson, addiction medicine

Dr. Kristine Matson, an addiction medicine physician, has joined the Behavioral Health Department at the Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic in Ashland, Wisconsin. She sees patients of all ages with addiction concerns including alcohol, tobacco, opioid, cannabis and other substances, as well as behavioral addiction concerns.

Dr. Matson earned a medical degree from the University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Matson completed fellowships in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and addiction medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in addiction medicine.

“As a pediatrician for 25 years, I encountered a growing problem with adolescent and young adult opioid addiction,” explains Dr. Matson. “Treating chemical addiction in patients of all ages is a very humbling and rewarding area of medical practice.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Matson, call the Ashland Clinic at (715) 685-7500. To see her full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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