Christopher H. Tashjian, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Tashjian has a passion for practicing quality care at an affordable price.  Recently his clinic was recognized for outstanding care by the Buyer Healthcare Action Group.  In 2009 his clinic improved its “ideally controlled” diabetic population from 27% to 47%, ranking this practice in the top 5% of all clinics in America; and one year after EMR implementation, the Clinic’s ideally controlled diabetic population rose to 57%.  The national average is less than 15%.  These outcomes are extraordinary for a Family Practice clinic in rural western Wisconsin.  Dr. Tashjian feels implementing a full functioning EMR in 2010, Cerner Ambulatory ASP, will provide the information necessary to provide the best quality care to the patients he serves. 

Dr. Tashjian is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Practice and is currently Chief of Medicine for the River Falls Area Hospital— a regional facility of Allina Hospitals.  Special medical interests include EMR, public health, emergency medicine, quality care & measurement, and physician leadership.

Tashjian is thought of as a leader and is extremely active in setting policy for the medical community.  He serves on the Board of Directors of HealthPartners Inc. where he is Co-Chair of the Medical Board of Governors and Chair of the Health Transformation Committee.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the MMIC Group, the State of Wisconsin EMS Physician Advisory Committee, and Western Wisconsin Medical Associates.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, while simultaneously attending the Graduate School of Business working toward an MBA.  He most recently graduated from the Physician Leadership College at St. Thomas University.

Dr. Tashjian and his family reside in River Falls WI.  His hobbies include Boy Scouts, Rotary, Computers, Kayaking and Bicycling.

About The River Falls, Ellsworth & Spring Valley Medical Clinics:

Services at The River Falls, Ellsworth and Spring Valley Medical Clinics include: Family Medicine to treat the majority of health concerns for all ages including uncomplicated obstetrical care; Internal Medicine; Pediatrics; Psychiatry; OB/GYN; General Surgery; as well as visiting specialists in cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), oncology/hematology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, podiatry and urology.  Our medical staff also includes Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Diabetes Educators.