Minnesota Nursing magazine


The feeling is mutual: Ryan Kelly & Mary Benbenek

Clinical Associate Professor Mary Benbenek, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CPNP, and family practice physician Ryan Kelly, MD, co-manage patients at the Community University Health Care Clinic, a primary care clinic in an underserved neighborhood of Minneapolis.

“Dr. Kelly is knowledgeable in the acute management of chronic diseases, which is very helpful in those scenarios when patients are developing unstable conditions. He welcomes questions and offers input into long-term management. I provide primary care while freeing him to manage those more acute patients requiring more complex medical care. Two heads are usually better than one.”

– Mary Benbenek, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CPNP