Dr. David L. Smith, MD

Dr. David Smith opened Sartell Pediatrics in October 2012.  After practicing in the area for over seven years, he saw an opportunity in the community to provide a more personalized pediatric experience for patients and their families.  Since opening, the practice has grown to include two additional healthcare providers, as well as a child psychologist, and remains the only independent pediatric practice in Central Minnesota.

Dr. David Smith is a 2002 graduate of Wright State Medical School in Dayton, Ohio, and completed his pediatric residency at Nationwide Columbus Children’s Hospital in 2005.  Dr. Smith is thrilled to practice in the town he’s grown to love and call home.  He and his wife, Jill, and their two children have lived in Sartell for ten years.


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Dr. emily korman, do

Sartell Pediatrics is pleased to welcome Dr. Emily Korman to the practice effective 8/1/17.  Dr. Korman is a native Central Minnesotan, and graduate of Rocori High School and the University of St. Thomas.  She is happy to be returning to the area following completion of medical school and residency.

 Dr. Emily Korman is a 2014 graduate of Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.  In her free time, Dr. Korman enjoys fishing, skiing, and anything on the lake!


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sarah rudnitski, msn, rn, cpnp
pediatric nurse practitioner

Prior to joining Sartell Pediatrics, Sarah worked in both clinical and hospital settings in the St. Cloud area.  As a Registered Nurse at St. Cloud Hospital, Sarah served as the charge, mentor, and bedside nurse for the Pediatric unit, the PICU, and NICU for 13 years.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the College of Saint Benedict, and most recently completed her education at University of South Alabama where she received a Master of Science Degree in Pediatric Primary Care.  With 17 years of total pediatric experience including specialized training in the breastfeeding dyad, Sarah is also a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist.  She has developed specific focus in the assessment and care of newborns and babies, as well as family centered pediatric care. 

Sarah grew up in the St. Cloud area, and currently resides in Sartell with her husband and three children.  She enjoys family time, and settling down with a good book!


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Dr. Kimberly Christensen, Psy.D, LP
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Kimberly Christensen, a licensed psychologist, has been working with children and adolescents for over ten years. She has worked in multiple clinical settings including residential, day-treatment, in-home, outpatient, hospital, and school environments where she has provided psychological assessment and therapy.   Dr. Christensen  has experience delivering a multitude of services, with specific focuses in learning disability testing, individual therapy, group therapy, and developing and implementing behavior programs with children and adolescents, ages 5-21 years old.  

Kimberly grew up in Sartell and is eager to serve the community, collaborating with children and their families to promote health and well-being.