Meet the Team: Your Family Medicine Providers at Richfield Medical Group

As a family-oriented primary care provider, our physicians and care team build close and lasting relationships centered around improving and sustaining the health of our patients and their families.

We believe that great healthcare requires strong communication, collaboration and an atmosphere of trust. At Richfield Medical Group, you will be able to receive preventative care, chronic care management, and support for acute illnesses with a proactive and patient-centered approach. Read on to learn more about our outstanding family medicine providers. 

Kevin C. Nelson, MD

Kevin is a graduate of Augustana College and Rush Medical School and has been in practice at Richfield Medical Group since 1991. He completed his family practice residency at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, IL and treats patients of all ages, including teens, families and seniors. Kevin is an active community member, having coached many teams and volunteered with several organizations. He is particularly fond of golf and enjoys watching movies, reading, biking, and traveling with his family.

 

Justin Golden, MD

Justin grew up in a small town on the south shore of Massachusetts. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and then attended Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital program in St. Paul, MN. Justin previously practiced at an independent clinic in his home town before moving back to the Twin Cities. He and his wife, Becky, are excited to be back in Minnesota near her family where their three young children can grow up with their cousins. He believes deeply in the values of family practice and is honored to have the opportunity to provide the full spectrum of care to patients throughout their life. He is particularly interested in sports medicine, pediatrics and preventative care. Justin loves to spend as much time with his family as possible, but when they need a break from him, he enjoys running the lakes, checking out restaurants and coffee shops, and pretending he is a mediocre fly fisherman. He is so grateful to have an opportunity to work in a patient-centered clinic where he can develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships with people while working together to achieve their health goals.

 

Alice Macdonald, MD

Alice Macdonald is from London, U.K. and attended medical school at Sheffield University in England. She completed her first family medicine residency while serving in the British Army. She then married her Minnesotan husband, Scott, while he was living in London. She has since learned that there are only two types of Minnesotans: those that never leave and those that eventually come back so it was inevitable she was going to end up in the land of 10,000 lakes. She completed family medicine residency number two at the University of Minnesota, Methodist Hospital program with Park Nicollet, followed by four years working in a clinic in Eden Prairie, MN. She thrives on building a sincere and caring professional relationship with her patients, offering a warm and friendly bedside manner and helping people arrive at the health care choices that feel right for them. She delights in being able to provide thoughtful primary care to men, women and children of all ages and feels it is an honor to be able to offer management of acute and chronic health needs and preventive medicine at every stage of life. She enjoys all aspects of primary care including a number of office-based procedures (joint injections, minor dermatological procedures) and contraceptive management. She is also board certified in medical weight management. Alice enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, running, scuba diving, cycling, quilting, attending book club and spending time at the family cabin on the St. Croix River.

 

Ashley Thersleff, FNP-C

Ashley has been a nurse practitioner for over five years. She chose to go into healthcare because she loves people and she loves science – the perfect combination! She has been at RMG almost a year now and loves our patient population and the crew here. Her favorite thing about RMG is the privilege and honor of caring for multigenerational families across the lifespan! She also really values the fact that so many of our patients have been receiving their care here for decades and have now entrusted their care to her. In her free time, she hangs out with her husband, their two young kiddos, and their two cats. When she is not wrangling toddlers, she likes to play music (Ashley sings, plays bass, guitar, and piano), listens to medical podcasts (much more entertaining than you may think!), stays active, and cooks. She looks forward to helping you and your family achieve your health goals!

 

Jennifer Wilson, FNP-C

Jennifer Wilson resides in Minnetonka, MN right near where she grew up. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner who enjoys caring for individuals throughout the entire lifespan and developing meaningful relationships with patients and their families. She has special interests in pediatrics, women’s health and nutrition. She holds two Bachelor’s degrees: one from the University of Minnesota in nutrition and the other from Loyola University in Chicago for Nursing. Her Masters degree in nursing was obtained at Minnesota State University, Mankato. When not with her work family, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young girls. Weekends at the family cabin, swimming, biking, running, and spending time outdoors are favorite pastimes. She is excited to join this group of excellent, compassionate providers here at Richfield Medical Group.

Prioritize Your Health with Richfield Medical Group

Richfield Medical Group is patient-centered. Our physicians and care team build close and lasting relationships centered around improving and sustaining the health of our patients and their families. We keep parents informed and empowered in managing their health. If you are looking for a family-centered practice, reach out to us to make an appointment at 612-861-1622. We look forward to meeting you and taking an active role in your health.