Published on May 06, 2019

Essentia Health Welcomes Dr. Melinda Picard

Melinda Picard, hospitalist services

Dr. Melinda Picard, a hospitalist, has joined Essentia Health-Fargo in Fargo, North Dakota.

“The staff at Essentia Health clearly believes in the mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives, which creates a great place to work and translates into quality patient care,” says Dr. Picard.

Dr. Picard earned a medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Picard is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine.

“I chose internal medicine because it allows me to care for a variety of patients and manage complex medical issues.” explains Dr. Picard. “I believe communication is key to providing excellent care. This means communicating with patients, their families, and their patient care team.”

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