Dr. John Halfen is a family practitioner practicing in Staples, MN. Dr. Halfen specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Halfen possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
Education and Training
Univ of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 1975
University of Mn Med Sch 1975
Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family MedicineABFM
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