As a medical school graduate from Hershey, Pennsylvania (known as “the Sweetest Place on Earth”), it’s no surprise Dr. Tina Larson has such a sweet disposition and upbeat attitude toward her work.
“At OBGYN West, I love how we get to take care of our own patients,” she explains. “I get to see them all the way through their pregnancies and their deliveries. There’s no better place to develop a strong connection with the women you care for.”
Of course, sometimes obstetrics and gynecology care calls for long days and late-night hours, but that doesn’t seem to faze the dedicated doctor. “I enjoy what I do,” Dr. Larson smiles. “Being a mom of two boys has helped me to really appreciate being with my patients throughout their whole process. The long hours and the late nights are just part of the journey and I wouldn’t miss a minute of it.”
“And I love the deliveries,” she says with a smile. “There’s really nothing like handing a couple their beautiful new baby. It’s indescribable, really.” And, she admits, challenging at times…especially with high-risk pregnancies. “When a woman’s expecting twins, or she’s suffering from diabetes or hypertension, there are added risks,” she concedes. “But like most Minnesotans, our patients take pretty good care of themselves.”
It may be a long way from the chocolate-y goodness of Hershey, but for Dr. Tina Larson, the Twin Cities is “home sweet home”!
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
University of Minnesota Medical School