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Benedict Malinao, FNP-C Joins Altru Clinic in Thief River Falls

Posted OnOctober 15, 2019

Benedict James San Jose Malinao, FNP-C has joined the family medicine team 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.

“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,” says Benedict. “It gives me a chance for meaningful interactions throughout the patient's lives by getting to know them more through individualized care.”

Benedict earned his Master of Science in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. In his free time, he enjoys reading books, playing guitar, and engaging in exercise and activities, such as basketball, chess, and running. He also likes to get involved in community events.

To schedule an appointment with Benedict Malinao, FNP-C, please call 218.681.7280.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 3,800 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit