Frances Tepolt

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Co-Associate Program Director


Frances Tepolt, MD, joined as faculty at the University of Minnesota St. Cloud Family Medicine Residency in 2021. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to this, she served on active duty with the United States Navy and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Her clinical interests include diabetes care, hospital medicine, sports medicine, and the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Research Summary

Research interests: 

  • Colon cancer screening – timely colonoscopy follow-up after abnormal stool-based testing
  • Sports medicine

Clinical Summary

Chronic disease management; preventative medicine; sports medicine; hospital medicine

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians, North American Primary Care Research Group, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, and Minnesota Medical Association
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

1. Tepolt FA. Do SGLT2 inhibitors slow progression of chronic kidney disease? Evidence-Based Practice. 2023 Mar; 26(3):34-36. 2. Tepolt F, Montag Schafer K, Budd J. Standardization of medication inventory in an urban family medicine clinic. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2021 Jul-Aug; 61(4):e242-e248. 3. Tepolt FA, Kalish LA, Heyworth BE, Kocher MS. Non-operative treatment outcomes of stable juvenile osteochondritis dissecans lesions of the knee: effectiveness of unloader bracing. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2020 Jan; 29(1):81-89. 4. Tepolt FA, Bido J, Burgess S, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS. Opioid overprescription after knee arthroscopy and related surgery in adolescents and young adults. Arthroscopy. 2018 Dec; 34(12):3236-3243. 5. Tepolt FA, Feldman L, Kocher MS. Trends in Pediatric ACL Reconstruction from the PHIS database. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Oct; 38(9):e490-e494. 6. Tepolt F, Carry PM, Heyn PC, Miller NH. Posterior sternoclavicular joint injuries in the adolescent population: a meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Oct; 42(10):2517-2524. 7. Tepolt F, Carry PM, Taylor M, Hadley-Miller N. Posterior sternoclavicular joint injuries in skeletally immature patients. Orthopedics. 2014 Feb; 37(2):e174-181.



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