Parkside Alternative Medicine Clinic
825 South 8th Street
Parkside Professional Center, Suite 1106
Minneapolis MN 55404
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM M-F
Medical Director: Selma Sroka, MD
Clinic Director: Teri Verner
The Parkside Alternative Medicine Clinic opened in 1993 to give individuals in our community additional health care options within a hospital based structure. We are proud to be the first free-standing ambulatory alternative medicine clinic to be accredited by The Joint Commission and the first health care organization in the United States to train medical doctors in alternative medicine therapies during a two-year post doctoral fellowship program that was offered in the mid 1990s.
Clinical services at the Parkside Alternative Medicine Clinic are provided by an integrated team of holistic physical therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors. The clinic has more than 1,200 patient visits per month across the various therapies, with approximately 30% of them having been referred by their physicians. Residents from many departments of the Hennepin County Medical Center spend elective rotations at the clinic and we have developed educational experiences specific to internal medicine, psychiatry and family medicine residents.
The Parkside Alternative Medicine Clinic has been affiliated with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing since 2009. The affiliation allows each partner to continue their own operations while paving the way for important collaboration in the areas of education, research and integrated health programs. Integrated care models will be developed that leverage the strengths of conventional care and integrative health practices, allowing both partners to reach out to new audiences of patients, students and researchers.
About our clinics: This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin County Medical Center. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read our FAQs about hospital-based clinics to learn more.