Company: Park Nicollet Clinic
Location: Madison Lake, Minnesota, United States
Ruth A. Bolton, MD, Physician at Park Nicollet Clinic, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family medicine.
As an undergraduate biology student, Dr. Bolton desired to conduct research that broadened her horizons. When an opportunity arose to visit Africa during her senior year of college, she jumped at the chance and worked with a nun who ran a clinic for malnourished children. In addition to caring for the children, Dr. Bolton was advised to sew up a man’s hand, opening her eyes to the world of health care. This experience in caring for people captured her, as she found the feeling of helping someone to be marvelous and something she wished to professionally pursue.
Dr. Bolton received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 and a Doctor of Medicine from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in 1980. She went on to complete a residency in family medicine at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph by 1983. Today, Dr. Bolton is a board-certified family physician practicing out of Park Nicollet Clinic in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota. With medical interests in the continuity of care, research, warts, dermatology, she is the notable inventor of treatment for warts using Candida antigen. Additionally, she is the unit director of a family medicine residency at the University of Minnesota.
Alongside her primary role, Dr. Bolton is an active member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, having previously served on the board of trustees and as president of the 19,000-doctor organization. Notably, she is the founder of the Soteria Family Health Center in Plymouth, Minnesota, as well as a volunteer physician at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. Deeply connected to global health work since her collegiate years, Dr. Bolton has taught at medical schools in Kazakhstan, Kenya and Thailand and has gone on several medical mission trips to undeveloped countries.
Finding great success throughout her career trajectory, Dr. Bolton has been featured in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine as a Top Doctor. She has also accepted various research awards for innovations. Dr. Bolton attributes her success to her Christian faith, which she came to discover during her first trip to Africa. With this sentiment, she hopes to start her own Christian practice and do medical missionary work in the coming years. In the meantime, she plans to continue living by her motto, “To know Him and make Him known.”
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