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PrairieCare Information

PrairieCare and PrairieCare Medical Group were founded in 2010 by Stephen R. Setterberg, MD. The organizations are jointly owned by Dr. Setterberg and Dr. Joel V. Oberstar. Both are practicing child, adolescent and adult psychiatrists. Since 2010 the organizations have grown by 35% each year by patient visits. PrairieCare currently provides services at 8 locations in Minnesota, with plans for further expansion in 2017. PrairieCare has nearly 600 employees and PrairieCare Medical Group has over 100 clinicians and independent contractors. PrairieCare Medical Group is one of the largest groups of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the Midwest. Below is a brief timeline of the evolution of PrairieCare since 2005:

  • 2005: Opened Minnetonka Clinic & PHP (founded as Prairie St. John’s)
  • 2006: Opened Woodbury Clinic & PHP (founded as Prairie St. John’s)
  • 2007: Moved Minnetonka services to Edina
  • 2010: Founded PrairieCare and PrairieCare Medical Group as separate and distinct legal entities. No longer a part of Prairie St. John’s. Established formal affiliation with University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2011: Opened Maple Grove Hospital and PHP
  • 2012: Expanded Edina and Woodbury locations
  • 2013: Opened After-School IOP’s
  • 2014: Opened Chaska Clinic and PHP, Rochester Clinic and IOP, Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL)
  • 2015: Opened PrairieCare Institute, Brooklyn Park Hospital, Edina Clinic expansion
  • 2016: Opened PrairieCare Maplewood Clinic and PHP

Press Releases

November 4th, 2015 – PrairieCare Medical Group Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) recognized for innovation by Health Partners.  For more information about the awards click here.

September 10th, 2015 – PrairieCare to leave Medica/Optum network

September 9th, 2015
 – London Psychotherapist and Cultural Commentator, Dr. Aaron Balick, Presents to Local Therapists on the Psychological Impacts of Digital Media at Minneapolis’ new Center for Applied Psychoanalysis at the PrairieCare Institute.

September 1st, 2015 – New facility to offer lifesaving hope for families


Publications

Minnesota Physician, February 2016
Change Management: Anticipation vs. Reaction
By: Todd Archbold, MBA, LSW
It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who was known for his doctrine that change is central to the universe. Among his many writings, he stated that nothing remains the same and everything changes. Now, nearly 2,500 years later, managers in all aspects of business continue to philosophize about the best ways to understand and manage change. We could say that one thing has in fact remained unchanged, and that is our constant struggle to understand and manage change. Managing change has traditionally been characterized by using psychological and behavioral tactics to manipulate processes or systems, such as using the “carrot and stick” method of motivation. However, change is more successfully managed through thoughtful multi-dimensional assessments and using tactics deployed through understanding and engineering technical measures.
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Psychiatric Assistance Line: One Solution to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
By: Todd Archbold, MBA, LSW
Having timely access to mental health care is critical for children with psychiatric disorders. Because there is an extreme shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the United States, initial assessment and treatment of children with psychaitric disorders often occurs in primary care settings. To increase the likelihood of positive health outcomes for these children, primary care physicians need to be better equipped to meet children’s mental health needs.  One way is to offer them easier access to child and adolescent psychiatrists…
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Minnesota Physician, January 2015
Integrative Mental Health Strategies for Kids
By: Tim Culbert, MD
Rates of neurodevelopmental/behavioral/emotional disorders in kids, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, learning disorders, and depression, continue to rise in the United States. In fact, a 2014 study in Pediatrics that reviewed data from 2001 to 2011 concluded that childhood disability increased from 6.9 percent in 2001 to 7.9 percent in 2011…
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Minnesota Physician, October 2014
Psychiatric consultations for children: Practical, convenient, and free resources for primary care
By Todd Archbold, LSW, MBA, and Linda Vukelich
For decades, the shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs) and other specialized mental health practitioners has resulted in the challenge of meeting the overwhelming mental health needs in communities all over the country. These needs include managing chronic illnesses like depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders; to triaging and treating acute disorders, like suicidality, that rise to the level of a psychiatric…
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Notable Presentations

PrairieCare Medical Group and the University of Minnesota translating evidence based practices into practice settings. Behavior Development and Healthy Emotions Programs offered at PrairieCare
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PrairieCare in the Community

August 18th, 2015 PrairieCare hosted a full field of golfers at Rush Creek Golf Course in Maple Grove Minnesota. Net proceeds from the event, nearly $50,000 will benefit NAMI-MN, MACMH, and MPSI.
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