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Meet David A. Brokl, MD
I am a clinician at heart with clinical interests in general gastroenterology along with colon cancer screening and prevention. I also have interests in medical economics and medical education. My interests in gastroenterology stem in large part from my experience with my mother being diagnosed with colon cancer. After delaying her initial screening colonoscopy until age 58, my mother eventually underwent the procedure and was found to have an early colon cancer. Fortunately, since this was an early colon cancer, she was able to have this cured with simple surgical removal of the involved part of her colon. She is now 72 years-old and otherwise healthy. Sharing this experience with my mother made me realize that gastroenterologists are in a position not only to change the natural course of disease but indeed, to cure disease.
My approach to patients is geared towards helping them to become engaged in their care. Learning the fine art of capturing the respect and trust of my patients by being honest with them and by helping them to understand and to be involved in their care, thereby creating a therapeutic partnership, has been a large part of my professional growth. The shared experience with my mother along with the tutelage of my ongoing professional clinical experiences have taught me many things including the importance of excellence, compassion, partnership, modesty and integrity, core values which I espouse and have integrated into the consciousness of my daily clinical practice.
I was born in Denver, Colorado but grew up in Tucson, Arizona. I am a first generation American from parents who immigrated to America from what used to be Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). I was an avid golfer growing up in Arizona and played competitively through college. I enjoy biking, reading, performing home improvement projects, and spending time with my family. My wife is an acute care nurse practitioner and I have one son.
My background and qualifications
University of Virginia School of Medicine 2003
TrainingResidency in Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 2006
Chief Resident in Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 2007
Fellowship in Gastroenterology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 2011
CertificationsAm Bd of Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Am Bd of Internal Medicine
Where David A. Brokl, MD practices
Maple Grove, MN 55369
This doctor provides care at the following hospitals, but may not take patients at all of them. Talk to your doctor to see where you can go.
- Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd
Saint Louis Park, MN