RiverView Health Welcomes Dr. Maneesh Kanal


RiverView Health is excited to welcome Maneesh Kanal, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Kanal specializes in Internal Medicine and is now practicing in Crookston and Fertile.

Dr. Kanal was born and raised in Nashville, TN, where his parents and two younger sisters still reside; one sister is following in big brother’s footsteps as she pursues a career as a Physician Assistant. Dr. Kanal received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and his medical degree from St. George’s University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom and Campus in Grenada, West Indies. He completed an Internal Medicine residency program at Danbury Hospital/Western CT Health Network affiliated with Yale University, Danbury, CT.

An active community service volunteer, Dr. Kanal has worked with Habitat for Humanity, served food to the homeless through a Loaves and Fishes volunteer program, and tutored inner-city kids. But it was volunteering at his local community hospital that helped him develop a strong inclination to pursue medicine as a career. That desire heightened as he participated in medical mission trips to Xela, Guatemala and later rural Appalachia to directly provide care to underserved populations where resources were often in short supply. He credits that time with helping him realize the tremendous impact that the practice of medicine can have on people’s lives.

Internal Medicine was Dr. Kanal’s interest from early on in his residency training because it allows him to care for the whole person rather than one specific organ system, he shared, saying he enjoys the privilege of working with each person to personalize their care according to his or her individual needs.

“I’m lucky to be able to see people of nearly all ages from late teens and up with various health concerns,’’ he stated. “I’m particularly interested in preventative medicine and doing my absolute best to proactively keep people as healthy as possible.’’

Dr. Kanal joins fellow RiverView Health Internal Medicine providers, Dr. Bosun Fashoro and Dr. Sherine Talaat.

“I am very excited to be part of the RiverView Health team,’’ he shared. “This organization’s longstanding commitment to both serving its communities and striving to provide world-class, evidence-based healthcare here at home is truly unparalleled and is what clearly sets it apart in the region. I was immediately impressed by the core value of community here and how providers go above and beyond to treat patients with the highest level of respect and utmost care as if they are truly like family.’’

In his free time, Dr. Kanal enjoys sailing, reading, traveling, tennis, swimming, hiking and biking.

To make an appointment with Dr. Kanal, please call 218-281-9595 in Crookston or 218-945-6695 in Fertile.




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