• Welcome to Mendakota Pediatrics

    MENDAKOTA PEDIATRICS is an award winning practice that provides personalized pediatric care for infants, children, and adolescents in an intimate, family-focused practice setting.

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    Welcome to Mendakota Pediatrics
  • Healthy Kids = Happy Kids!

    Our families want a "medical home" where they can see their doctor and the staff knows them well. At Mendakota Pediatrics parents can be assured that each child has their own personal pediatrician.

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    Healthy Kids = Happy Kids!

After Hours

If the clinic is closed, still call our office - one of the on-call physicians will answer!
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Heart Disease

Dr. Gobel's subspecialty training in Cardiology makes her uniquely qualified to care for these children.
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Preventing Blindness

Our non-invasive medical device screens for Amblyopia, the #1 cause of single eye blindness
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Children's Health

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Trusted Partners

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Our Community

West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Eagan, Woodbury, St. Paul.
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CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Immunization Schedule For Children and Adolescents
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New Patients

From Dr. Gobel
Whether your child needs a wellness check or is ill, we have same day appointments available. If you'd like to stop in and see the clinic and meet any of our doctors, give us a call at 651-552-7999. We are always happy to talk to expectant parents who are looking for a pediatrician prior to the birth (or adoption) of their child.

Testimonials Of Patients

Hear what others have to say about our care at Mendakota!

Melissa Scheel

Melissa Scheel

Mendakota Customer
I've had two kids here since birth and love the family atmosphere. We'll see any of the 3 doctors depending on what we're in for and I'm comfortable with all 3 and feel they are familiar with our family. The front desk staff is so warm and welcoming too!
Wyandm Golaszewski

Wyandm Golaszewski

Mendakota Customer
We love them because all of the staff is so welcoming and friendly. The doctors are very thorough and knowledgeable. I am so thankful for this clinic and refer anyone who lives close enough.
Ezekiel Hill

Ezekiel Hill

Mendakota Customer
We love them because all of the staff is so welcoming and friendly. The doctors are very thorough and knowledgeable. I am so thankful for this clinic and refer anyone who lives close enough.
Patrick H.

Patrick H.

Mendakota Customer
We have moved all over the country and experienced many different doctors offices. This office is by far the most caring and knowledgeable we have ever known. We recommend them many times over.

WE CARE ABOUT EVERYONE

We know health care is expensive and our families deserve to see a pediatrician. We believe that sick children should be seen the same day. We believe that impersonal, monolithic health care systems do not deliver the care families pay for.
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Paul A. Wratkowski, M.D.

Dr. Wratkowski, or “Dr. Paul”, as he is affectionately known, received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University in June, 2011. He completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in June, 2014. During his residency at the U of M, he had his Continuity Clinic here at […]

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Dr. Leann West

Dr. Leann West earned her MD from Southern Illinois University in 1991, and completed her Pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1994. After her residency, Dr. West practiced pediatrics in the western suburbs of Chicago, then in southwest Michigan before settling in the Twin Cities in 2000. Since that time, Dr. […]

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Jennifer White Gobel, MD

Dr. Jennifer Gobel has been in general pediatric practice in St. Paul since 1990. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Macalester College and received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota, where she also completed her residency in Pediatrics. She had additional post-graduate training in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Minnesota. Her […]

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Alex Restemayer – Medical Assistant

Alex graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2017 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and was also a pre-medicine major. He was certified as an EMT in May of 2017.¬†Alex likes to camp, play/watch sports, or any activity outside. He is enjoying learning all about Pediatrics! Office Location: Mendakota Pediatrics 1880 […]

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