The Full Story


Sartell Pediatrics was established by Dr. David Smith 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 expanded to include seven medical providers, five behavioral health providers, two OT/Speech therapists, and remains the only independent pediatric practice in Central Minnesota.


Since 2012, our patient panel has grown to include nearly 8000 patients.  We are confident this is due to our practice philosophy, which encourages our providers to treat each patient as if they were their own child and focuses on convenience, continuity of care, and long-term health and wellness.  Tactically, this translates to scheduling protocols that always allow for same day appointments.  Extended office hours including evenings ensures our patients have continuous access to primary care and whenever possible, appointments with their specific primary care provider.  We believe each office visit represents an opportunity for family education. While our primary goal is to treat the illness, injury or behavioral health concern, we also address the social setting engaging with caretakers and encouraging them to call the clinic with questions.  

The presence of our behavioral, occupational, and speech therapists has been instrumental in our model, as co-located therapists helps eliminate stigma and helps minimize the time and costs related to care coordination.  

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To be central Minnesota’s leader in pediatric healthcare services, treating every patient as we would our own child.

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Helping children reach their best possible selves, both mentally & physically.


Our core values:


Exceeding Expectations



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