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Dr. Gaalwsyk is a Minnesota native, originally from Duluth.  He completed his undergrad and Medical school at UMD and moved west to Seattle to do his Residency at Swedish Medical Center - First Hill, with areas of concentration in Obstetrics, Global, and Wilderness Medicine.  Upon graduation from residency in 2013, he worked part time for a year in Seattle splitting responsibilities between the clinic and being a faculty preceptorship for two residencies.  His other time was spent working as an ER and Hospitalist physician at an Indian Health Service Hospital in rural Alaska.  In 2014, Dr. Gaalswyk married his  wife, Christina, and moved back home (for him), to Duluth, MN to complete an OB/Proceduralist Fellowship. The year-long fellowship provided him with further training in caring for  high-risk pregnancies,  c-section procedures, and allowed for  more focused training in ER, ICU, Dermatology, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics, and Cardiology areas.  Dr. Gaalswyk believes that after leaving his  fellowship he has  more expertise in clinic and hospital procedures that he plans to carry forward into his practice in Mora. Upon completion of his fellowship, he and his wife moved to Kijabe, Kenya, where he taught Kenyan medical residents c-section techniques and helped managed their very busy maternity and hospital wards.

Ryan and his wife are looking to become more settled and are excited to join the team at First Light.

In Dr. Gaalswyk's spare time, he loves spending quality time with his wonderful wife, Christina, running with their dog, competing against her in triathlons, doing and watching a multitude of sports, and casting a line into a quiet lake or drawing back an arrow at a deer in the woods.  Ryan and his wife love to travel the world and hope to continue traveling in the future.

Board-Certified Specialties
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Chronic disease management
  • Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)
  • Preventive medicine
  • Women's health
  • Male
Personal Interests
  • Family
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Traveling
  • Triathlons
Years of Experience
  • 8
Educational Institutions
  • University of Minnesota - Duluth, MN
  • Swedish Medical Center-First Hill, Seattle, WA
  • Obstetrics/Proceduralist - Essentia Health- Duluth, MN
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa
Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Assurant
  • BCBS of MN
  • Cigna Health
  • Davis Vision
  • Delta Dental
  • Eyemed
  • First Health/Coventry
  • First Plan of MN
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid/Medicare
  • Metropolitan Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum Health Vision
  • Partnership Health Plan
  • Patient Choice
  • Preferred One
  • PrimeWest
  • Sanford Health Plan of MN
  • SelectCare/LaborCare
  • South Country Health Alliance
  • Tri Care
  • UCare MN
  • United Behavioral
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care
  • WEA Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Physician Services

Welia Health Emergency Department

301 Highway 65 South

Mora, MN 55051
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Welia Health - Hospital

301 MN-65

Mora, MN 55051
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Welia Health- Mora

301 South Highway 65

Mora, MN 55051
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