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Nicole Cairns, M.D. (she/her)

Accepting new patients

  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Family Medicine

Special focus

  • Addiction Medicine
  • LGBTQ Care
  • Women's Health
  • Maternity / Obstetrics
  • Birth and Delivery (Family Medicine)

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Nicole Cairns (she/her) is a family physician. She is passionate about partnering with her patients and their families to improve all aspects of their health and wellbeing.

She has special interests in pregnancy care, women’s health and addiction medicine. Dr. Cairns also finds working with kids, adolescents, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming folks, and multigenerational families very rewarding.

What she loves about Obstetrics:

"Pregnancy and giving birth can be exciting, scary, and vulnerable. I feel honored to be part of that journey with my patients and to care for them and their growing families after."

Dr Cairns is always accepting new pregnant patients.

When she is not working, Dr. Cairns enjoys spending time with her partner and their adorable dog, hiking all the beautiful trails of the Pacific Northwest, and cooking.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.S., 2014, University of Minnesota
    • M.D., 2018, University of Minnesota

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
  • Minnesota Medical Association
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 (244 Ratings, 73 Reviews)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

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