Dr. Daniel Courneya
Dr. Courneya graduated with his M.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1991. He took an internship and post graduate work at Hennepin Medical Center, and then completed a residency in radiology at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Courneya is board certified and licensed to practice in Texas, North Carolina, Florida and Minnesota.
Although Dr. Courneya does read images and mammograms for Bigfork Valley, diagnostic and interventional radiology has become much more. He provides pain management injections, and does procedures for patients like biopsies and drainages.
Currently Dr. Courneya is developing a program to add nuclear medicine to inhouse services. Nuclear medicine, he explained, uses tracers in the blood to examine blood flows at rest and during exercise to see whether the circulatory system has enough flow to meet the stress of exercise. It’s an important tool for primary care and internal medicine doctors, surgeons and cardiologists to explore the best choices for treatment, medication or next steps.
Dr. Michael Baich
Dr. Baich received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He also
holds a BA degree in Chemistry and Botany from the University of Wisconsin, Superior
and a BS in Medical Science from the University of Minnesota. He completed his
surgery residency at Kaiser Permanente in California. He has a special interest
in performing general surgeries.
Dr. Daniel Margo
Dr. Margo received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed a five-year residency at the University of North Dakota as well as a vascular fellowship through the University of Colorado in Denver. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Lane Meyer, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Affiliation: Fairview Mesaba Clinic-Hibbing
Dr. Meyer received a BS from the University of Minnesota and his medical degree from Mayo Medical School, Rochester. He completed his residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. His areas of special interest include advanced laparoscopy/hysteroscopy and urogynecology.
Dr. Daniel Baker, ABOS
Dr. Baker received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed the University of Minnesota Orthopaedic Residency program. A partner in the Northern Pines Orthopaedic Clinic, PA in Grand Rapids, he is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He currently serves as Chief of Surgery at Bigfork Valley Hospital.
Otolaryngology/ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Mary Schinkel, D.O.
Dr. Schinkel received her osteopathic medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed a general surgery internship and otorhinolaryngology/facial plastic surgery residency at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She currently practices at Fairview Mesaba Clinic in Hibbing and Bigfork Valley.
Referrals to the ENT clinic will be scheduled through the Bigfork Valley Surgery Center at (218) 743-4135 or toll free, (877) 512-3175.
Appointments for Dr. Baich, Dr. Baker, and Dr. Margo are made through the Surgery Center nurses station at (218) 743-4135.
Appointments for other surgeons are made through the hospital nurses station at (218) 743-4491.
One of the new Operating Rooms
in the Surgery Center