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Frederick K. Ness

Frederick K. Ness, MD

Family Medicine

"I'm a North Dakota boy, so I’m down to earth. I’m genuinely interested in my patients and like to hear their stories and get to know them. I treat the body, mind and sometimes the spirit."

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About Me

For your family’s health care needs, look to Frederick Ness, MD, a primary care physician at Pipestone County Medical Center & Family Clinic Avera in Pipestone, MN.

Comprehensive Family Medicine Services

With over 30 years of experience in health care, you can count on Dr. Ness for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of acute and chronic health conditions and injuries.

He also offers preventive services and screenings for people of all ages, such as:

Expertise in Diabetes Care

In addition to family medicine, Dr. Ness has a special interest in caring for patients with diabetes. His passion for diabetes care grew from years of working with native populations – both in Ecuador, South America and throughout the Upper Midwest.

“I chose family medicine with a focus on diabetes because that’s the care that those populations needed most,” he says. “It’s also a good model of preventive medicine for all people because nutrition and exercise are the fundamentals.”

He speaks fluent Spanish, passable Portuguese and has basic conversation skills in the Lakota and Ojibwe languages.

Active Lifestyle

In his free time, Dr. Ness enjoys playing the drums, guitar and singing – on his own and in several bands. He also like to garden and exercise, especially running, lifting weights and punching a bag.



University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Medical School


St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI


University of North Dakota Family Practice Center, Grand Forks, Family Medicine


  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Diplomat - National Board of Medical Examiners

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