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Deborah J. Erickson, MD

About Deborah

Deborah Erickson, MD, enjoys taking care of patients by trying to improve their health and extend their life. She is fond of being in a smaller community and feels that having the skill to do procedures is fulfilling and patients are appreciative of getting the care they need close to home. Outside of providing care to patients, Dr. Erickson enjoys boating, scrapbooking, watching hockey, attending concerts and theater productions, walking, and vacationing in Arizona. Dr. Erickson is an active member of her church choir, serves on church committees, and assists with class reunions.

Philosophy of Medicine

"Patients deserve to have excellent medical care from their local providers. I feel that great care involves the equal participation of my patients and myself. Careful listening is a wonderful virtue. I spend significant time doing education during clinic visits and making sure their questions have been answered in a way they can understand."

Locations Altru Clinic | Warroad
  • Published article in Minnesota Medicine, July 1998, Pregnancy Risk in Women Over 35, Deborah Erickson, MD, and Barbara Elliott, 1998
  • Minnesota Community Star 2020
  • Minnesota Rural Health Lifetime Achievement Award 2020
  • Medical School
  • University of Minnesota
    Duluth & Minneapolis, MN
  • Internship
  • University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Residency
  • Duluth Family Practice St. Mary’s and St. Luke’s, Family Practice
    Duluth, MN
  • Board Certification
  • Board Certified Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests:
  • Obstetrics
  • Surgical removal of skin lesions, lipomas, sebaceous cysts
  • Toenail removal
  • Laceration repair
  • Fracture care and casting
  • Bursa injections
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Dialation and Curretage
  • Circumcisions