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Charlton C. Lacerna, MD

Family Medicine


  • Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
  • Internship: (Family Medicine) University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Residency: (Family Medicine) University of Minnesota Medical Center, Smiley’s Clinic, Minneapolis, MN
  • Medical Specialties: Chronic and Acute Diseases; Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult Preventive Medicine; Minor Surgeries and Procedures
  • Associations: American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians
  • DMC Hospital Affiliation: DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital

Philosophy of Care:

Dr. Charlton Lacerna believes that by establishing a close relationship with each patient he is able to deliver the best medical care with evidence-based medicine. He strives to be a well-developed, compassionate physician and approaches the patient as a whole person, helping them feel their best, regardless of medical history or ongoing health challenges.


Dr. Lacerna grew up in Manila, Philippines and graduated from the University of Santo Tomas. After completing a postgraduate internship at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, he moved to the United States to pursue his medical career in Family Medicine. He completed both his internship and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Ever since he was a young boy, he has always wanted to be a doctor and care for people in medical need. When Dr. Lacerna is not treating his patients, he enjoys reading, watching movies and loves to travel around the world. Dr. Lacerna is fluent in Filipino.


  • Annual Checkups and Physical Exams
  • Care for Chronic Conditions, such as Heart Disease, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Asthma, and COPD
  • Geriatric Services for age-related issues
  • Immunizations and Preventative Care, including Pneumonia, Shingles, Flu and Tetanus Vaccines
  • Laceration Repair and Minor Procedures
  • Lab Tests, such as Urinalysis and Flu Tests
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Services including Well Child/Newborn Exams and Sick Visits
  • School, Sports and Camp Physicals
  • Skin Care for Acne, Eczema, Warts and other skin problems
  • Urgent Care for sudden illnesses, such as Colds, Flu, and Infections
  • Women’s Health Services, including Gynecologic Exams, Pap Smears, Birth Control, and Menopause and Osteoporosis Treatments
  • Young Adult Health Services, including Birth Control, STD Screenings, and Vaccinations

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