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WINTER 2015

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winter 2015 PracticeLink.com 73 Minneapolis Continued from page 71 doesn't ask us to do. We also run our own 'educational hour' once a month, and we do our own chart review." But his unending personal satisfaction comes from develop- ing long-lasting relationships with patients. "I enjoy treating entire families," he says. "That is what I am trained to do." Peterson and his family welcome winter with open arms. The city also more than satisfes appetites for sports and culture. The city supports teams in all four major league sports, while hosting cultural blockbusters such as the Minnesota Orchestra, the Fall Fine Arts Show, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center. The Guth- rie Theater, with three stages, is a nationally renowned drama center, and the Minnesota Fringe Festival is the U.S.' largest non-juried per- forming arts festival. With 520 stores, 50 restaurants and the country's largest indoor theme park, there's also the Mall of America —the country's largest retail and entertainment complex. To demonstrate its continuing support for good, old-fashioned camaraderie, the city offers six summer "neighborhood friend- ship" celebrations titled the Open Streets Event. It's a chance for residents to schmooze and enjoy walking and biking, while kids are encouraged to play in the streets the old-fashioned way. Says Doug Kress, the city's devel- opment services director: "It's excit- ing to see Minneapolis continue to grow. It's a testament that we are a city where people want to live, work and play." Water, water—truly everywhere St. Petersburg, Florida W ith its location near the bottom of a peninsula dangling from Florida's west coast, it's no surprise that St. Petersburg might claim a bit of identity with poet Samuel Coleridge Taylor's ancient mariner, who saw "water, water everywhere." The same is true about the state's ffth largest city, but with the addition of another phrase: "Beaches, beaches everywhere." Along a 35-mile stretch, beaches dot barrier islands, aka keys, doing double duty, if needed, as protectors from major storm damage. One, Clearwater Beach, is consistently noted as a top beach in the state. The island mix includes a surprising number of nature preserves and wildlife refuges, not to mention parks for human recreation. In an interesting paradox, says Leroy Bridges at the visitors bureau, "Pinellas County is the most densely populated county in Florida, but it has more than 20,000 acres of parks and preserves." He adds, "We've done a good job of carving out these sanctuaries." With its irresistible warm climate, seemingly endless sunshine and long shorelines with the fnest of sands, the city continues to attract newcomers. The sun doesn't let them down. In fact, current statistics note an average of 361 shiny days per year. Today, St. Pete is in a phase that chamber of commerce CEO Chris Steinocher labels its creative renaissance. "It started with artists moving in and creating funky studios," he says. Then it became a groundswell. The innovative strain now seems to be everywhere, with Photo by Sean Pavone Looking to practice in or near St. Petersburg? Check out these opportunities on BayCare Health System (See page 46) Bayfront Medical Center Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Doctors Express Urgent Care IPC—The Hospitalist Company Palms of Pasadena Hospital St. Anthony's Hospital St. Petersburg General Hospital Suncoast Medical Center ...And more! Continued Live & Practice Family friendly cities The St. Petersburg Municipal Marina is a great place to spend the area's 361 sunny days a year.

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