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From a very young age, Eric English knew “there was more to medicine than just learning the textbook.” The son of a family physician in Apple Valley, Minnesota, young Eric would often do rounds with his father. It was at his dad’s side that he learned what really mattered in life: Caring for the whole person, not just their physical condition.
“One time, my dad actually made me watch him set a girl’s broken arm,” Dr. English recalls. Watching his father perform this delicate and potentially scream-inducing procedure, Eric was impressed by his father’s skills, but also aware of the intense need for empathy for the patient’s fears and apprehension (by the way, the re-setting went smoothly and, thankfully, quite quickly for all involved).
Dr. English has always excelled in his practice and fits well in the world of obstetrics and gynecology. In fact, after attending the Creighton School of Medicine in Omaha, his residency at Mercy Medical Center in Chicago helped establish his reputation as one of the most accomplished practitioners of today’s minimally invasive procedures. But Dr. English strives to be more than a technically exceptional doctor and surgeon. He also endeavors to be the most caring doctor he can be for his patients.
“I’m grateful to come to OBGYN West. I love the positivity here and I feel their approach most closely matches my own,” he explains. “Like the other doctors, I want to take the time to work with you and get to know what’s on your mind. Truly, the patient interactions are what’s important to me.”
As one of this state’s top practitioners of da Vinci® robotic surgery, Dr. English looks forward to solving his patients’ challenges in women’s healthcare as well as sharing in their joys.
Dr. English is an Epicenter trainer for the upper Midwest area.
Growing up with three younger sisters, Eric is now (surprisingly) the father of five boys. Dr. English and his wife reside in Sunfish Lake, Minnesota.