Our Story

The partners who started LX Medical have over 30-years of experience that covers primary care, nutritional science and wellness, sports medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. We aim to bring all of our experience and innovation into an affordably priced concierge medicine experience. Healthcare is changing, reliable access to high-quality medicine for acute illness is strained, and we believe that the current (old) model has hurt both the medical providers and patients.

 

Our goal is to provide the highest level of convenience by coming straight to your home, or place of work, or hotel, or school, or cabin. Wherever you need us, we will be there. We only bring you exceptionally-trained medical providers so you never have to wonder if the provider taking care of you or a family member is as qualified as expected. You can never predict when you’ll be sick or injured, but with LX Medical you will know you’ll be covered when that happens.

A Simple, Affordable Approach to Health Care

Our Team

We make better care possible.

We are a physician-led team of doctors, nurses, and health experts, advised by a panel of top healthcare leaders who are revolutionizing the house call.

We offer exceptional, personalized, urgent care and concierge medicine to the convenience of your home. We bring with us advanced diagnostic technology, IV fluids, medications, and are partnered with outpatient imaging and lab centers. We only staff highly-trained, medical professionals and advanced practice providers with second-to-none bedside manner. Our extensive resumes span: primary care, sports medicine, urgent care, emergency medicine, and nutritional science.

Aundria Riggen, PA-C

CEO

Aundria Riggen has been working as an advanced practice provider for nearly 10 years. For over 6 years she has been a leader in urgent/acute care medicine. She is dedicated to her patients and is very involved in teaching the next generation of medical providers. She was recently awarded “Preceptor of the Year” by St. Catherine’s University. She also spent 3-years in orthopedic surgery and is highly trained in medical procedures, joint injections, and musculoskeletal issues.
Aundria also believes feeling great goes hand-in-hand with looking your best. She is fully certified in BOTOX and Dermal fillers. She is dedicated to staying up-to-date in all things related to health, beauty and wellness.
A mother of three, she understands just how frustrating the healthcare system can be, both for herself and her kids, to get fast, reliable, and quality medical care. She’s finally doing something about it through co-founding LX Medical alongside her husband.

James Riggen, PA-C

President

James Riggen has been an advanced practice provider for 10 years, 8 of which has been dedicated to emergency medicine. From Level-1 trauma centers to rural critical hospitals, he has experienced the full spectrum of acute care medicine. He strives to give the highest level of medical care alongside a top notch bedside experience. James worked for 18-months in pediatric neurology, and 18-months in general surgery, as well.
Outside of the specialty of emergency medicine, James has thoroughly enjoyed applying his original undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences to IV Therapy and all its benefits from faster recovery from acute illness, to day-to-day peak performance and anti-aging.

Eric Steuck, CRNA

Infusion Specialist

Eric is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at a Level 1 trauma hospital. Prior to this, he had 8 years of RN experience including cardiac/neurology ICU. He received the top award for excellence in clinical practice anesthesia school. He is lead of the pediatric anesthesia team, and a member of the cardiac anesthesia team.

Laura Lenz

Certified Nurse Practitioner

She has several years of experience as an NP with specialized training in emergency medicine as well as pediatrics. She graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Family Medicine. Prior to this she worked as an RN in the highly technical fields of pediatric ICUs as well as Emergency Departments.

She spent time as a travel RN gaining experience in several acute care hospitals in both large cities as well as rural communities across the United States. She enjoys providing care across the lifespan and understands the importance of creating relationships with patient’s to ensure unique care plans which encompass patient’s beliefs, education and health promotion; this is the main reason she is so excited to be working with LX Medical. Above all she values patient outcomes and patient experience.

As a mother of two she understands the need for prompt and accurate medical diagnosis and treatment plans. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, fishing, music, yoga and cooking.

Naomi Kierens, RN, BSN

Head Nurse

Naomi Has been a nurse for 19 years with experience in pediatrics, pedriatric orthopedics and urgent care.

Naomi started nursing as a LPN and worked her way to an associate RN and baccalaureate RN.

She loves being able to support her patients on thier paths towards a healthier lifestyle as well as navigate the difficulties that they may be facing along the way.
When Naomi isn’t working she enjoys running, riding her Peloton and spending time with her family.

Joana Werner, PA-C

Physician Associate

Joana Werner has been working as an advanced practice provider since 2011. She has 5 years experience working in urgent care in addition to working in family medicine and general surgery.

She enjoys caring for patients of all ages and understands the importance of preventative healthcare and finding a balance of physical activity, nutrition, and wellness. She is passionate about serving the community both near and far exemplified by taking opportunities to travel to South Africa, Nicaragua, and Haiti for medical mission work. She is proficient in laceration repair, wound care and skin lesion removal. She is also Botox certified.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time being a mom, cooking, gardening, and traveling.

Bryan Karl

Director of Operations

Bryan comes with over 15 years of experience working in management/leadership roles along with working in and acquiring talent in a health care setting. As Director of Operations for LX Medical (LXM) his goals are to:

  1. Drive excellence in business, staffing, and financial operations of LXM through managing workflows, budgets, scheduling, and other items as needed
  2. Monitor and optimize technological systems to ensure proper communication and workflow
  3. Regularly communicate in both verbal and written formats with team members and leadership

Outside of work, Bryan is dedicated to his family (Wife Sarah and twin girls Cleo and June), his friends, and his hobbies (i.e., fishing, hunting, skiing).

The LX Medical Advisory Board

Adam Quinn, MD

Adam is a fellowship trained family practice physician with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

He strongly believes in the practical approach to medicine, patient education, preventative strategies, and continuing to move healthcare forward in new and innovative ways.
Certifications/specialities include:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine
  • CAQ in Sports Medicine including concussion care, injuries, wellness, prevention, diagnostics, and non-surgical management
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Robert Ganz, MD.

Since 2005, he has been an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Ganz has been very active on the medical staff of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, having most recently served on the Medical Board of Directors.

Dr. Ganz has also been very active in national GI societies recently completing a term on the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Governing Board. He is currently Chair of the ASGE Foundation Board for the ASGE Research Foundation.

Mark Lobanoff, MD

Dr. Lobanoff is considered by many to be one of the top LASIK surgeons in the United States. Patients have traveled from 30 states, 13 countries and three continents to have their LASIK surgery performed by Dr. Lobanoff.

More recently, Dr. Lobanoff has become a world-renowned expert in the newest form of LASIK; Alcon’s Contoura topographic-guided LASIK. He has lectured on this new technology across the United States and Europe. Surgeons from across the U.S. travel to Minnesota to learn Dr. Lobanoff’s techniques first hand. He is currently involved in 3 research trials on Contoura and is developing software to make the surgery even more effective.