Begin with your Doctor

Choosing your doctor is a big decision. We are pleased to offer very qualified and experienced physicians. As family practitioners, they can guide you through pregnancy and birth, and continue on to care for your newborn and your family throughout life if you choose.

Dr. Erik Kanten has been practicing medicine in Crookston since 1988. He attended undergraduate school at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota medical school both in Minneapolis. His residency in family practice was through the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Dr. Kanten sees patients at RiverView Clinic in Crookston, Fertile, and Red Lake Falls.

Dr. Saravana Balaraman joined RiverView Health in 2012. A graduate of JJM Medical College in Davangere, India, Dr. Balaraman served as chief resident of family medicine at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, prior to joining RiverView Health. Dr. Balaraman sees patients at RiverView's North Clinic in Crookston.