Published on July 23, 2019

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Nathan Brunken

Nathan Brunken, emergency medicine

Dr. Nathan Brunken, an emergency medicine physician, has joined Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

“Essentia Health’s mission and values align closely with my own and my practice. I am called to serve patients to the best of my ability and I strive to achieve that each day,” says Dr. Brunken.

Dr. Brunken earned a medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

“Emergency medicine is an all-encompassing specialty,” explains Dr. Brunken. “I found something interesting with each specialty I experienced and each organ system I studied, so I knew I wanted a practice that would allow me to learn about and manage the body as a whole.”

To see Dr. Brunken’s full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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