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Teresa Frances Kovarik, MD
- MD - University of Virginia School of Medicine
- Residency - Strong Memorial Hospital
HealthPartners Como Clinic
2500 Como AVE
St Paul, MN 55108
My pediatric practice keeps both my mind and heart happy. Some of my greatest pleasure comes from routine well child-care and discussing childhood nutrition, development, behavior, etc. I feel this is time well spent as these are the building blocks for a healthy, happy, and emotionally secure child. In addition to being a primary care pediatrician, I have several other roles. I am the Medical Director of HealthPartners and Regions Hospital Center Lactation Services as well as the Breastfeeding Co-Coordinator for the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I am a rounder in the Newborn Nursery at Regions. I also precept pediatric residents every Wednesday afternoon in their Continuity Clinic here at HealthPartners Como clinic. My family is the center of my life. We love doing anything that gets us outdoors and being active. Being a mother has helped me to be a better pediatrician, and the reverse is certainly true as well. I attended medical school at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville from 1979-1983. My residency in Pediatrics took place at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY between 1983-1986. I am a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.