Our doctors are being recognized again. More than 27 doctors across our orthopedic service lines have been named to Minnesota Monthly’s 2021 Top Doctors list, and more than 150 doctors across our HealthPartners organization were named to the list.

To create their list of Top Doctors, Minnesota Monthly surveyed thousands of doctors across the Twin Cities metro area and Olmstead County. Contacted doctors named up to three doctors within each specialty area that they would recommend to others – and of course, doctors couldn’t nominate themselves. The doctors with the most votes were named as Top Doctors of the year.

We’re incredibly proud of this year’s honorees for providing quality care that’s recognized by both their peers and patients.

Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors 2021 – Orthopedics and Rehabilitation


  • Joseph G. Frisch, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Urgent Care, Bloomington
  • Edward V. Violante, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Urgent Care, Bloomington

Diagnostic radiology

Hand surgery

Occupational medicine

Orthopedic surgery

Pain management

  • Joseph G. Johnson, MD | HealthPartners Clinic, Stillwater; HealthPartners Neuroscience Center, St. Paul; HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, St. Paul; New Richmond Clinic, Westfields Hospital & Clinic, New Richmond; TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington
  • Peter A. Stiles, MD | TRIA Orthopedic Center, Bloomington

Physical medicine & rehabilitation


Sports medicine