Joel Carter, MD
"There’s no greater honor than working with dying patients," says Dr. Joel Carter. "Our life journey can be shared, and our visions of 'what comes next,' and the stories we tell are important in end of life care."
Focused on Palliative care at Park Nicollet, Joel is a interdisciplinary artist, storyteller-speaker and author. One of his books, Rockpeople: Beyond Chester Creek, has garnered multiple awards and showcases his work balancing rocks in creeks of northern Minnesota.
"Balancing rocks is a metaphor for how important balance is in our daily lives." he says. With nearly twenty years of experience in emergency rooms and in family practice as well as his end-of-life work, the Winnipeg native has consistently offered his creative problem-solving abilities to complex clinical care.