Dr. Kathleen Minnick, MD

Dr. Kathleen Minnick, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kathleen Minnick, MD is a general surgery specialist in Wellington, FL and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in general surgery and breast surgical oncology.

Kathleen Minnick, MD

10141 Forest Hill Blvd

Wellington, FL 33414
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Breast Diseases
more than 86% of peers
more than 48% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 36% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Minnick "Come by and meet Dr. Kathleen E. Minnick, M.D. at one of her two Palm Beach County office locations. She is one of a handful of Board Certified female Breast Surgeons in Palm Beach County. A Pennsylvania native, she moved to South Florida eleven years ago. After completing a rigorous residency program at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, she joined a well established private practice providing general and vascular surgical services. Over the ensuing decade, she further sub specialized in the care of benign and malignant breast disease taking care of hundreds of patients each year. Through her interactions with the community as a physician, as a public speaker for local organizations, and as an active participant in local breast cancer support groups, she realized the surgical care of patients with breast disease does not begin and end at the operating room doors. So she envisioned Advanced Breast Care of the Palm Beaches."


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  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated


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  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Breast Procedure
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Breast

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 12/31/2015
    Amount or Range: $175,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: PALM BEACH COUNTY
    State: Florida
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Chestnut Hill College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Minnick has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • Pediatric soft tissue infections, 1995
  • Soluble ICAM-1 in biliary atresia and its relationship to disease activity, 1998
  • The inflammatory response in pediatric biliary disease: Macrophage phenotype and distribution., 1996
  • Differential expression of the major histocompatibility antigens and ICAM-1 on bile duct epithelial cells in biliary atresia., 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Palms West Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
General Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Minnick is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Minnick's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Minnick to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Minnick's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in Royal Palm FL
I really like this doctor. I have no problem with the surgery she did or the following appointments, My problem was the last appointment scheduled. . I arrived for an 11 am appointment only to be told it had been rescheduled . When I said no one had called, I was told they had sent me a letter!...more
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in West Palm Beach, FL
I have never completed an on-line survey for either positive or negative feedback but I just had to write to say that our experience with Dr. Minnick was absolutely incredible. She spent a lot of time diagramming, explaining, and the discussing next steps, the team, and what to expect. I have seen...more
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in Boca raton
I saw Dr. Minnick 4 years ago and I waited two weeks for an appointment, to have his staff call me and cancel my appointment because the office didn't have one test result, even when I stress the urgency of my visit and offer to bring or fax the test results. I was told the doctors intrusions were...more
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in West Palm Beach, FL
She is an excellent doctor. She explained everything to my family and I.I had to have a double mastectomy because I had a very aggressive cancer in both breasts. She explained to my family and I thre procedure that I was to have which was a double mastectomy and the other procedures involved. She...more
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in Boynton Beach, FL
Dr. Minnick is an excellent example of how all doctors should treat patients. She treated me like an intelligent person, calmed my fears, and gave me support when I needed it. Dr. Minnick is a rare find. Thanks for everything that you do.
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