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Benedict Malinao, FNP-C

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About Benedict

Benedict James San Jose Malinao, FNP-C specializes in family medicine at Altru Clinic in Thief River Falls. He specializes in primary care, and manages acute and chronic diseases, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, asthma, skin infections, respiratory infections, urinary tract/bladder infections, congestive heart failure, and chronic pulmonary disorders. He can perform comprehensive physical exams, as well as wellness checks. In his free time, Benedict enjoys reading books, playing the guitar, as well as engaging in exercise and activities, such as basketball, chess, and running. He also likes to get involved in community events.

Philosophy of Medicine

To be able to practice as a nurse practitioner in a primary care setting allows me to truly know the patient and guide their care from a primary standpoint. It gives me a chance for meaningful interactions throughout the patients' lives by getting to know them more through individualized care. I am blessed to have the opportunity to help people at the forefront and gateway of care. This internal motivation to help people and be a positive force for good inspires me to do what I do.

Locations Altru Clinic | Erskine, Altru Clinic | Thief River Falls
  • Academic Achievement and Outstanding Leadership Award, Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing 2012
  • Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities 2011
  • Medical School
  • Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner program Valdosta State University
    Valdosta, GA
  • Board Certification
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests:
  • Comprehensive physical exams
  • Wellness checks
  • Acute and chronic disease management
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Asthma
  • Skin infections
  • Respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract and bladder infections
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic pulmonary disorders
73 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Rating

4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 Stars

Access to Timely Care


5 out of 5 Stars

Communicates Clearly


4.8 out of 5 Stars

Time with Provider is Meaningful


4.7 out of 5 Stars

Listens Well and is Respectful


4.8 out of 5 Stars


Reviews are collected from our patient experience survey results. Comments may be edited or omitted in some instances, for example to remove protected health information or a reference to irrelevant information. We do not alter any information that would change the meaning or sentiment of the comment.

  • 07/12/2023

    My experience was good.

    Rating: 4.55
  • 07/05/2023

    Outstanding Service as Usual!!!

    Rating: 5
  • 06/14/2023

    Ben is a very out going guy that wants everyone to be healthy and feel the Best you can

    Rating: 5
  • 06/07/2023

    I have the best experience when visiting Dr. Ben!

    Rating: 4.75