Elliot J. Bruhl, M.D.

  1. Family Physician



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Elliot J. Bruhl, M.D., is a family medicine practitioner, with a special interest in procedures. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in management of chronic diseases, such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, COPD and diabetes mellitus
  • Preventive medical care for the whole family, including infants and children
  • Diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic management of musculoskeletal problems, including sports injuries
  • Providing procedures to patients in a convenient and comfortable outpatient environment
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle to prevent chronic disease, while recognizing and respecting the unique challenges and individual preferences of each patient
  • Building relationships with patients based on mutual respect and trust, through time and continuity
  • Working to understand and treat the whole patient

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Bruhl is active in research and education, providing mentorship to medical students and residents. His research interests include healthcare delivery.

Dr. Bruhl directs Mayo's Northeast and Northwest Family Clinics.

  • Men's Health
  • COPD and Asthma
  • Medical Practice Management
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Native American Health
  • Procedural Medicine — joint injections, trigger point injections, skin biopsies, skin cancer excisions, vasectomies, circumcisions
  • Dermatology — dermoscopy and skin surgery
  1. 1998
    ResidencySaint Joseph Hospital
  2. 1995
    Doctorate of MedicineUniversity of Colorado
  3. 1986
    Masters - Master's of Science in HydrologyUniversity of Idaho
  4. 1984
    BA - Bachelor of Arts in GeologyCarleton College


  1. 1998
    Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    "Outstanding Faculty Award" for Family Medicine ClerkshipUniversity of Washington School of Medicine
  2. 2012
    "Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Service to Brave Heart Volunteers and the Sitka Community."Brave Heart Volunteers
  3. 1998
    Williams F. Burrows Award for "Outstanding Family Medicine Resident in the State of Colorado."State of Colorado
  4. 1995
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyColorado Medical School
  5. 1984
    Sigma Xi Honor SocietyCarleton College

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    MemberECH Site Leaders
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberFamily Medicine 2 Care Team, Mayo Family Clinic Northwest, Department of Family Medicine
  3. 2018 - present
    ChairOperations Committee--NE Clinic
  4. 2016 - present
    MemberECH Procedure ClinicStandardization Work Group
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberFamily Medicine Health Care Delivery Committee
  6. 2015 - 2018
    MemberECH Community Core Group, Employee and Community Health, Independent Multidisciplinary Programs
  7. 2015 - 2018
    LeaderFamily Medicine 2 Care Team, Mayo Family Clinic Northwest, Department of Family Medicine
  8. 2015 - present
    MemberECH ACPC, Employee and Community Health, Independent Multidisciplinary Programs
  9. 2015 - present
    MemberPractice Chairs Forum, Mayo Clinic Committees
  10. 2015 - present
    ChairNorthwest Clinic Operations Committee
  11. 2015 - present
    MemberECH Clinical Operations Committee, Employee and Community Health, Independent Multidisciplinary Programs
  12. 2015 - present
    MemberSE MN Regional Patient Family Advisory Councils (PFAC)
  13. 2015 - present
    MemberCelebrate Dakota MERG
  14. 2013 - present
    FellowAmerican Board of Family Medicine
  15. 2000 - 2002
    Board MemberAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
  16. 2000
    National DelegateAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
  17. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  18. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
  19. 1995 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha