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Radiologist joins DL’s Essentia-St. Mary’s

Dr. Ben Smith, a radiologist, has joined Essentia Health-St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes.

Smith grew up in Little Falls, Minn., and likes living in a small town.

“I wanted a small-town practice because you can have more personal relationships,” he said.

As part of his practice, Smith offers interventions for pain. “Many of the procedures offer immediate pain relief and lasting benefits to patients,” he said. “That’s rewarding.”

Smith earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in diagnostic radiology.

“I’m here to provide the best care possible, the same care I’d want for my own family,” said Smith.