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Matthew Penning, MD

Matthew Penning, MD

Board Certified in Family Practice

Dr. Matthew Penning is a board certified Family Practice physician who started with Lake Superior Community Health Center in 2012.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed the Duluth Family Practice Residency Program. His professional interests include chronic disease management, sports medicine, and acute care. The aspect of his job he enjoys the most is the wonderful staff and how much everyone helps each other out. When asked what his favorite health tip is, he replied, “Watching sugar intake is a good way to help maintain, or lose weight.  Taking the time to look at food and drink labels and paying mind to eat the bulk of daily calorie intake instead of drinking it, which will help to satisfy hunger and minimize calorie consumption.”

Dr. Penning is originally from St. Peter, Minnesota. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, tinkering with computers, and sailing.

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