About Kevin T. Wand D.O.


Kevin T. Wand, D.O., a board-certified family physician through the American Academy of Family Practice, is a strong advocate of holistic family medicine. Dr. Wand’s approach to health care combines the best of traditional and nontraditional medicine. A native of Iowa, Dr. Wand earned his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Continuing his studies, Dr. Wand graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, where he became a supporter of the Osteopathic Principle: Illness is a whole-body experience. For optimum wellness, the entire body—not just its symptoms—should be considered and treated.

Dr. Wand completed his medical internship at San Diego’s Naval Hospital and his family practice residency at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, San Diego. His 25 year navy career has given Dr. Wand a world view, including experiences as a flight surgeon on the carrier, U.S.S. Nimitz. Dr. Wand was also flight surgeon for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and medical director for all naval medical clinics in the Midwest United States. In 1994, Dr. Wand retired from the navy and joined Minnesota’s Park Nicollet Medical Clinic, where he worked as a family physician and furthered his development of holistic medicine. As founder and director of Midwest Wellness Center, Dr. Wand maintains ties with Park Nicollet and is on staff at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.


At Midwest Wellness Center we:

• Promote wellness by treating the body, mind, and spirit as a whole.

• Teach self-care to maintain optimal health and life balance.

• Decrease healthcare risk and cost by comprehensive planning that includes preventing and treating illness causes as well as symptoms.


Our goal is to support optimal patient wellness by using the most appropriate and helpful patient-centered approaches. Our collaborative practice blends and balances traditional medicine with suitable nontraditional methods.

What is an osteopath?


Two types of fully licensed physicians are recognized in the United States: D.O.s (osteopathic) and M.D.s (allopathic). Both D.O.s and M.D.s can practice medicine in fully accredited and licensed hospitals and medical centers, prescribe medications and perform surgery. They both may be primary care practitioners or specialists.


D.O.s practice a whole person approach to health care and understand how all the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. Instead of treating specific symptoms, osteopathic physicians concentrate on treating you as a whole. This whole body view allows D.O.s to take a more "holistic" approach to medical care, helping patients identify and evaluate their personal health lifestyles, take more responsibility for their well-being, and change unhealthy patterns.



American Academy of Family Practice

American College for Advancement in Medicine


Honors and Appointments

Advisory Board Member, Complementary Medicine

Park Nicollet Clinic, St. Louis Park, MN


Healing Touch Supervising Physician

Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN


Flight Surgeon of the Year

Naval Aviation Training Command


Active Teaching Award, Family Practice

Camp Pendleton, CA


Current Medical Affiliations

Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN


View Dr. Wand's Curriculum Vitae



Further Reading

American Holistic Medicine Association

American College for Advancement in Medicine

American Academy of Environmental Medicine

American Osteopathic Association

Minnesota Medical Association

American Academy of Family Practice