Gateway Family Health Clinic, Ltd., opened its doors in Moose Lake, Minnesota on July 10, 1972. The founding physicians were Dr. Raymond G. Christensen and Dr. Greg Peterson.
As family physicians, Dr. Christensen and Dr. Peterson provided a wide range of primary care medical services to residents of the community. Through the years, the demand for medical services continued to grow. Based upon this, additional primary care physicians were recruited to meet the health care needs of the region. The group added a number of physicians in the 1980s, during the 1990s, and more recently the past few years.
The recruitment and development of new physicians practices required additional space and a larger facility. In response to the need, Gateway did extensive remodeling and built an addition to the Moose Lake facility in 1991. As the clinic and its services continued to grow, it was apparent that a new facility would be needed to allow expansion of clinical services. In 2004, a new 20,000 square clinic was opened in Moose Lake. The new facility allows the clinic to offer more comprehensive and expansive medical services to the residents in the region. The Moose Lake facility provides a broad range of primary and specialty care services, as well as diagnostic services such as laboratory, radiology, ultrasound, and cardiovascular diagnostics.
In the mid 1990s, it became apparent that the Clinic needed to expand in order to meet the health care needs of the residents in Carlton and Pine Counties. Additional physicians were recruited to meet the need. On December 1, 1997, Gateway opened a new medical facility in Sandstone. The Clinic allowed for increased access of medical services through expansion of the physician base in the community. The Sandstone facility provides a broad range of primary care and specialty medical services, including laboratory and radiology services.
In August of 2001, Gateway opened a clinic in Hinckley. This was in response to the number of patients that we serve in the Hinckley area. The facility provides a broad range of primary care services, including laboratory and radiology services.
Gateway currently has a medical staff of twenty (20) physicians and four (4) mid-level providers. Specialties include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and emergency medicine. As our communities continue to grow, Gateway will continue to provide high quality, comprehensive health care close to home.