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Julie A. Blehm, MD, FACP

Julie A. Blehm, MD, FACP

Dr. Julie Blehm, from Hatton, ND, graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and went on to complete her MD degree at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Her internship in internal medicine was completed in Fargo, ND. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Des Moines, IA at Iowa Methodist Medical Center through the University of Iowa Affiliated Program. Dr. Blehm is board certified in Internal Medicine and has the certificate of added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. She is also certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

She and her husband, David Blehm MD, practiced at Medical Arts Clinic in Minot, ND until moving to Fargo in 1999. While practicing in Minot, Dr. Blehm was the medical director for North Dakota Healthcare Review Inc. and served as the principal clinical coordinator from 1989 until moving to Fargo.

Dr. Blehm is currently director of the UND Internal Medicine Residency Outpatient Clinic at MeritCare Health System and managing physician partner for the office-based internists practicing at MeritCare Medical Group. Dr. Blehm has served in various capacities in support of work in diabetes including as director on the boards of the state, regional and national ADA. She has worked as camp physician at Camp Sioux for children with diabetes taking vacation time to be in service to children. She has also served on the board of directors for ND Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Dr. Blehm has been the recipient of numerous teaching and service awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the ND ADA, Woman of Distinction Award from the Minot YWCA, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Society in 2000. The mother of two children, Ben and Amy, Julie finds time to pursue interests in outdoor activities, as well as church and volunteer work, committing her talents, skills, and energy to the betterment of her community.

For her leadership, personal qualities, and service to the ACP and the patients of North Dakota we feel Dr. Blehm is an outstanding recipient of the ACP's Laureate Award.