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We are dedicated to providing Preventive, Interventional and Supportive Services in the most Compassionate, Thoughtful And Efficient Manner.

The Alexandria Clinic, P.A. was established in 1946. We are in the unique position of caring for second- and third-generation families. We are a Multi-Specialty Clinic including the following specialties: Express Care, Family Practice, General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Midwifery, Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Podiatry and Urology.

All of our physicians are board certified in their specialty and are members of the Minnesota Medical Association. We have on-site CT, digital mammography, general x-ray, and full-time laboratory services to facilitate our providers in diagnosing your health-care concerns.

On behalf of the providers and staff, we look forward to caring for you and your family's health-care needs.

Specialities include:

  • Express Care
  • Family Practice
  • General surgery
  • Hospitalist
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mid wifery
  • Obstetrics&Gynecology
  • Allergy
  • Bone Densitometry (DEXA Scan)
  • Colposcopy
  • Community Services
  • Diabetes Education
  • Insurance and Billing
  • Mammography
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  • Radiology Services
  • Asthma Education
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • CT Scanning
  • Echocardiography

Laboratory Services include:

  • Medical Records
  • Pro-Time Clinic
  • Ultrasonography

Susan D. Paulson M.D.
Dr. Susan Paulson was born and raised in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. She earned her B.S. Degree in Biology at Bemidji State University and attended medical school at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Dr. Paulson received her M.D. degree at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis in 1982 and M.S. Degree in Family Practice and Community Health in 1988. Her three-year residency training was at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Practice and Community Health at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN. She is board certified in family practice and adolescent medicine. Dr. Paulson completed her MBA in healthcare in 2009 at the University of St. Thomas.

Dr. Paulson joined Alexandria Clinic, P.A. in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and the Minnesota Medical Association.
Dr. Paulson enjoys reading, piano, bicycling, scrapbooking and quilting.

Paul W. Bergstrand M.D.
Dr. Paul Bergstrand was born in Minneapolis, MN and raised in Jamestown, NY. He completed his undergraduate studies at Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY and Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, earning his B.A. degree in 1980. Dr. Bergstrand did his residency in family medicine and community health at the University of Minnesota Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.

Dr. Bergstrand joined Alexandria Clinic, P.A. in 1987. In addition to Family Medicine, Dr. Bergstrand's expertise includes an emphasis on Allergy and Asthma Medicine.
His hobbies include hunting, tennis, travel, skiing (snow and water) and spending time with his family.

Michael L. Bristow D.O.
Dr. Michael Bristow was born in Iowa City, IA. Following several early moves, the majority of his childhood was spent in Sioux City, IA. After graduating from high school, he went on to earn his B.S. degree in Zoology at the University of Iowa. Upon completion of his undergraduate education, Dr. Bristow attended the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. The four-year course of study was completed with the granting of a D.O. degree or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree.

Dr. Bristow’s clinical training includes a one-year rotating internship, completed in Dayton, OH and a three-year residency in family medicine completed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Dr. Bristow joined the Alexandria Clinic, P.A. as a member of the Family Medicine Department in August 1991. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and certified in bone densitometry.

His interests include the use of computers in medicine, outdoor activities and parenting. Dr. Bristow and his wife, Jean, have one son and one daughter.

Shawn M. Lanman D.O.
Dr. Shawn Lanman joined Alexandria Clinic, P.A. in June 2000. Dr. Lanman grew up in Fremont, NE. He received his B.S. degree in biology and ecology from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. Dr. Lanman then attended the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK, graduating in 1994. He served a one-year rotating internship at Riverside Hospital in Wichita, KS and completed his general surgery residency through Michigan State University in Garden City, MI. Dr. Lanman performs general, endoscopic, laparoscopic, thoracic and vascular surgery. He received his board certification in general surgery in the spring of 2001. Dr. Lanman is a member of the Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Lanman and his wife, Nina, have three children, Sarah, Ellen and Cody. He enjoys camping with his family, hunting and ice fishing.

Gary L. Paulson M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Gary Paulson was born in Detroit Lakes, MN. He completed his high school education in Glenwood, MN and received his B.A. degree at the University of Minnesota-Morris in 1978. Dr. Paulson continued his education at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, where he received his M.D. degree in 1982. He spent six years of residency in general surgery at the Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Paulson has extensive experience with breast, lung and colon cancer diagnosis, surgery and follow up.

Dr. Isam Alakhras
Dr. Isam Alakhras is board certified in internal medicine and hematology. He received his M.D. degree from the School of Medicine at University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. His initial post-graduate medical training was at King Hussein Cancer Center from 1999 until 2002 in Amman, Jordan. He moved to Buffalo, NY in 2002 to begin training in internal medicine at State University of New York in Buffalo, NY. He also spent two years of graduate training in hematology at State University. His special interest is in the biology and management of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He enjoys reading, traveling and listening to music. Dr. Alakhras joined Alexandria Clinic, P.A. as a hospitalist in July 2007.

Dr. Kurt Hansberry was born in a military hospital in Panama. He traveled extensively throughout the southwestern United States while his father was serving in the United States Army. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1983. He completed his categorical surgical internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in 1984 while serving on active duty with the United States Army. Dr. Hansberry then directed a troop medical clinic in Korea for one year prior to doing his residency in urology from 1985 to 1990 at Brooke Army Medical Center. After completing his residency, he was on the teaching faculty and was assistant chief of urology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. He obtained his board certification from the American Board of Urology in 1992 and recertification in 2002. He is a member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists and Society of Government Service Urologists.

Dr. Hansberry joined the Alexandria Clinic, P.A. in July 1996. He and his wife, Kathy, and family reside in Alexandria. He enjoys family activities, running and especially golf.

James A. Mann D.P.M.0
Dr. James Mann completed his undergraduate studies at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN. He then attended Wake Forest School of Medicine where he received his degree as a physician assistant. As a physician assistant, he practiced orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine and pediatrics. He continued his education at Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, where he graduated with a D.P.M. degree. He then completed a three-year residency at the Harvard teaching hospitals in Boston, MA. He served as chief resident during his last year of residency.

Brian D. Carlsen M.D.
Dr. Brian Carlsen is a native of Minnesota and graduated from high school in Ashby, MN. He attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where he received his B.A. degree magna cum laude. He then continued his education at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, where he received his M.S. degree in biochemistry. After completing his M.D. degree at the University of Minnesota, he completed his pediatric residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA.

Dr. Carlsen joined the Alexandria Clinic, P.A. in August 1993. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He and his wife, KrisAnn, along with their children, reside in the Miltona area. He enjoys music, sports and other recreational activities.

Marcine Ellwein M.D.
Marcine Ellwein, M.D. was born and raised in South Dakota. She attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota graduating summa cum lauda in 1999 with degrees in Biology, Chemistry and German. After graduating from the University of South Dakota Medical School she completed her pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota. She also completed a year of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Ellwein is Board Certified in pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her clinical interests include children with special needs, adolescents, and children with chronic medical conditions. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, spending time outdoors, reading and watching college sports, especially gymnastics.

Erika L. Johnson M.D.
Dr. Erika Johnson joined the Alexandria Clinic, P.A. in July 2003. She was born in Iowa but finished high school, college, and medical school in Minnesota and lived most of her adult life in the Twin Cities. She completed her residency training in OB/GYN at Ramsey (now Regions) Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Her special interests include vulvar disease, infertility, pregnancy complicated by diabetes and general OB/GYN.

Her sister and brother-in-law, Dr. Sandra Johnson and Dr. Steven Longbotham, have lived in Alexandria and practiced family medicine here since 1986. In her spare time, Dr. Johnson loves to cook, will play practically any sport, “although none of them very well”, loves to bicycle and play with her son, Spencer.

Michelle C. Mirau M.D.
Dr. Michelle Mirau grew up in Minneapolis, MN, but spent a considerable amount of time in Alexandria at her family's cabin and her grandparents' home. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict's in St. Joseph, MN with a degree in nutrition science and proceeded to attend Creighton University for medical school. Dr. Mirau completed her training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Minnesota. Her special interests include high-risk pregnancies, laparoscopic surgery and general obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Mirau and her husband, James, became members of the Alexandria community in August 2007. They love spending time with their twin daughters, Abigale and Evelyn and their yellow Lab named Woody. Other interests include running, biking, reading, and spending time with friends.