Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States. The Colonoscopy procedure is an extremely effective tool in the prevention and early detection of colon cancer. Many lives are saved if precancerous growths (polyps) are discovered before they become cancerous. If colon cancer is detected, earlier is better. Early detection of colon cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. 
If you are 50 years of age or older, talk with your provider about scheduling this important screening procedure.


Northwest Family Clinics treat many common fractures and sprains. Typically, this includes casting or splinting the injured area. For more serious or complicated cases, we will refer you to an orthopedic surgeon that we trust. 

Occupational Health

We understand the complexities of occupational health issues and offer the following services to help you manage workplace health:  

  • Workers Compensation Injuries
  • Department of Transportation Physicals Certified Providers
  • Drug Screen DOT and N-DOT Certified Collectors
  • Breath Alcohol DOT and N-DOT Certified Technicians


At Northwest Family Clinics, we practice Whole Life Care. We create individualized plans for wellness that enhance your whole life, and we recognize how personal and social factors affect your health.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Praestan Health to offer mental health therapy and psychiatric services in our Crystal clinic location. Appointments are available now and no referral is required.

If you are thinking about seeking the help of a therapist but aren’t sure, Praestan Health offers a free online assessment that can help guide your decision.

If you’d like to take the free online assessment, schedule an appointment, or if you just want to learn more about Praestan Health services, please call Kerri, your Praestan Health Patient Support Specialist, at 612-258-0241.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine isn’t just for professional athletes anymore. The goal of our primary care Sports Medicine physicians is to help any physically active individual to improve performance, enhance overall health, prevent injury and maintain physical activity throughout their lives. If you think you could benefit from sports medicine services, please contact us. 

Minor Surgery

Northwest Family Clinics perform many minor surgeries right in our offices. Surgeries are performed by our own skilled physicians and are typically quicker and more cost-effective than hospital alternatives. 

If you have questions about minor surgery, don’t hesitate to ask. 

Travel Preparation

Visit the Northwest Family Clinics travel clinic prior to overseas travel. You can stay healthy whether you’re visiting Europe, the Mid-East, Tahiti or China. By visiting the travel clinic, you can obtain vaccinations and disease information specific to your destination. We also provide guidance if you become sick or are severely injured while traveling It’s all available in one visit to our clinic.