Erin Westfall, DO

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Erin Westfall

Contact Info

westfall.erin@mayo.edu

Office Phone 507-594-6500

Office Address:
Mayo Clinic Health System - Eastridge
101 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Mankato, MN 56001

Administrative Assistant Name
Wendy Nowak

Administrative Phone
507-594-6500

Administrative Email
nowak.wendy@mayo.edu

Administrative Fax Number
507-594-6510

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Osteopathic Director of Medical Education, Mankato Family Medicine Residency


MD, DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine/A.T. Still University

University of Minnesota Mankato Family Medicine Residency

Summary

Dr. Westfall is core faculty and the Director of Osteopathic Education for the University of Minnesota Mankato Family Medicine Residency. She developed the osteopathic education for her program, and serves on the American College of Osteopathic Physicians (ACOFP) Committee on Osteopathic Recognition. She is an adjunct assistant professor of family medicine at Mayo Clinic Medical School, and adjunct associate professor at the Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her research and academic interests include health equity and food security, osteopathic principles and practice and oral health. She is currently developing a medical-dental integration clinic within the Mayo Clinic Health System-Eastridge Children’s Center.

Expertise

Oral Health and Medical-Dental Integration

Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Community Health and Engagement

Health Equity and Food Insecurity

Awards & Recognition

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Faculty Teacher of the Year Award,  June 2018

Mankato Family Medicine Residency, Preceptor of the Year Award, June 2018

Mankato Family Medicine Residency, Preceptor of the Year Award, June 2014

Mankato Family Medicine Residency, Preceptor of the Year Award, June 2012

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Excellence in Research Award,  June 2009

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Excellence in Teaching Award,  June 2009

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Health Equity and Food Insecurity

Oral Health and Medical-Dental Integration

Osteopathic Principles and Practice 

Research Funding Grants

External Sources

  • Principal Investigator, MCHS Mankato Foundation, Oral Health Pilot Program, January 3, 2018-2020, $55,961.13
  • Principal Investigator, MCHS Mankato Foundation, Oral Health Pilot Program, March 2018-2020, $50,000
  • Principal Investigator, Mankato Health Care Foundation – Mayo Clinic Health System, Health Literacy Outreach for a Rural Somali Community, April 2015-April 2016, $5000 over 1 year

Internal Sources

  • Principal Investigator, Department of Family medicine and Community Health Discovery Funds, Food Rx, July 1, 2018-June 20, 2019, $5000

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

  1. Slattengren A, Nissly T, Blustin J, Bader A, Westfall E. Best Uses of Osteopathic Manipulation. J Fam Prac. 2017: 66(12): 743-747. PMID 29202144.
  2. Westfall E, Brandenburg D. Probiotics and Mood Symptoms. Am Fam Phys. 2018; 15 (97):6. PMID 296715545.
  3. Bader A, Westfall E. Workup of Isolated Alkaline Phosphatase. Evidence Based Practice. April 2018.
  4. Bader A, Westfall E. Does prophylactic antibiotic therapy reduce frequency of COPD exacerbations? Evidence Based Practice. March 2019.
  5. Bader A, Westfall E, Buffington A. In obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is surgical intervention better than intensive lifestyle and medical therapy in achieving remission? Evidence Based Practice. March 2019.

Educational Care Process Model – Ask Mayo Expert

  1. Cristiani, V, Brickley, J, Brumm, J., Bryan, M. Chawla, V., Cook, W., Goharfar B., Haigh J., Hanson M., Jacobson R., Lynch B., Green A., Schnaith E., Westfall E. “Infancy screening recommendations/Early childhood screening recommendations Care Process Model” published June 9, 2016 in AskMayoExpert, updated 2017, 2018.

Invited Oral Presentations at Local and Regional Professional Meetings, Conferences

  1. Westfall, E. Cooper, B. Working Toward Medical Dental Integration, Minnesota Oral Health Coalition and Olmsted County Children’ Oral Health Task Force, Rochester MN, October 2018.
  2. Westfall, E. Community Asset Mapping in MCHS, Office of Health Disparities Research Annual Retreat, Rochester MN, August 2018.

Poster Abstract Presentations at Professional Meetings, Conferences

  1. Erickson R, Dabrh A, Thacher R, Cristiani V, DeJesus R, Deming J, Grover M, Lister L, Olson C, Presutti R, Westfall E, Witt T. “Experiences of an Internet-Based Learning Collaborative” Accepted for presentation at the 2018 North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, November 2018.
  2. Maass Z, Colvert J, Westfall E, Buffington A., “Treating Acute Ankle Sprain with the Fascial Distortion Model: A Pilot Study” presented at the American Sports Medicine Association (AMSSM) National Conference, Orlando FL, May 2018.
  3. Maass Z, Terra A, Westfall E, Buffington A., “A Hands-On Approach to Athletic Hip Pain: A Case Report” presented at the American Sports Medicine Association (AMSSM) National Conference, Orlando FL, May 2018.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Oral health, Food Access/Nutrition, Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Teaching Areas

Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Courses

UMN OMT course

Clinical

Board Certifications

ABFM and AOBFP

Clinical Interests

Chronic disease management, Women’s and Children’s health, Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Community Engagement

  • Member, Quality Health Services Committee, 2015-present. Open Door Health Center, Federally Quality Healthcare Center. Review quality indicators, credentialing and safety
  • Member, United Way Community Impact Team, 2017-present. Health and Wellness. Site reviewer for grant requests to the United Way
  • Member, Early Childhood Dental Network, Blue Earth/Nicollet County,  2016-present. The Early Childhood Dental Network (ECDN) is a grassroots effort across multidisciplinary agencies designed to raise awareness about early childhood oral health. Based on local needs, the ECDN will develop goals around increasing oral health education for children birth to age five and their caregivers, as well as address access to oral health services.
  • Member, Mankato Area Care Network,  2016-present. Working formally and informally with community organizations to evaluate and address the needs of the local community; discussing the integration and coordination of services; staying informed about MN Health Care Reform initiatives.This includes developing action plans and reviewing/performing the Community Health Needs Assessment for Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties and Participatory Asset Mapping at events to improve knowledge of resources in the community.
  • St Peter Area Food Shelf Health Screenings, 2018-present. Health screening and education provided for 3 hours weekly to patrons of the St. Peter area food shelf 
  • Community Sports Physicals, Yearly
  • Saint Peter Youth Basketball Association, Yearly, Coach
  • Mankato Marathon – Post-run Stretch Zone,  Yearly in October. Osteopathic Manipulation provided to runners
  • Minnesota Valley Action Council, October Kids Fair,  Yearly. Pediatric oral health exams, education and fluoride Varnish application for high-risk children