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Benedict Malinao, FNP-C

  • Accepting New Patients

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
Awards
  • Academic Achievement and Outstanding Leadership Award, Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing 2012
  • Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities 2011
Education
  • 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
59 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

4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 Stars

Access to Timely Care

4.8

4.8 out of 5 Stars

Communicates Clearly

4.9

4.9 out of 5 Stars

Time with Provider is Meaningful

4.7

4.7 out of 5 Stars

Listens Well and is Respectful

4.9

4.9 out of 5 Stars

Reviews

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.

  • 05/03/2022

    Good

    Rating: 5
  • 04/13/2022

    During exam, the subtle humming is distracting. His responses of positive affirmations, although in good intention, are not always appropriate with me, when something isn't going good. Hearing "real good" from the provider doesn't always help. It seems that he may not truly listen to patients, as having a preconceived plan prior to going into room.

    Rating: 4.06
  • 03/01/2022

    He was an excellent dr.

    Rating: 5
  • 02/21/2022

    Glad we have Altru in our town. Wish they could provide more services, expand.

    Rating: 5