Julie Mayers Benson, MD

Julie Benson, MD grew up in St. Paul, MN. She received her undergraduate degree at the College of St. Benedict and attended medical school at the University of MN-Duluth. She completed her family practice residency in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota. In 1997 she joined Lakewood Health System in rural Staples, Minnesota. Her work has spanned a lifetime that ranges from OB care and pediatrics to geriatrics and a palliative care. Lakewood Health System has endorsed Palliative Care for many years. Benson serves as Medical Director for the Hospice and Palliative Care program. She sits on the Ethics committee and works with the perinatal hospice program. She has been a board member of MNHPC since 2013 and has served as Board Chair. She was appointed to the 2017 legislated Palliative Care Advisory Council. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.