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 doctor who practices in Wellington, FL. She is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Minnick is affiliated with Palms West Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center and Wellington Regional Medical Center.

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

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer


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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
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

Dr. Minnick does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Minnick and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Palms West Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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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)
Dr. Minnick's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • 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! .Letter went out the 17th to cancel an appointment on the 23rd. You can call my cell, text ,me , or email. Why in this day and age would you use snail mail?
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 quite a bit and she absolutely blew me away. To say I was and am impressed is an understatement. Palm Beach County is lucky to have her. I
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 to reschedule the appointment. I am highly disappointed that an office that deals with breast cancer would have staff that don't care when a patient expressed the urgency even after waiting two weeks
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 explained what effects i could have afterwards. Also her manner is straightforward and caring which I found very reassuring.
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.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
I have seen Dr minnick and she's excellent and highly recommended.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
I saw Dr. Minnick in 2012 when my mammogram illustrated high volume density. I was not getting a clear understanding what it all ment and decided to reach out to a specialist. With a history of all kinds of cancer in my immediate family, I was not taking any chances or unclear explanations. Dr. Minnick was amazing explaining all that was going on. She went into details regarding awareness and follow up. Two biopsy later we are staying on top of things. Peace of mind and heart.
in West Palm Beach |
Dr. Minnick wins best in breed. She has a brilliant mind, an upbeat personality and is a perfectionist. Her surgery is state of the art....clean and concise. I love her...you will too!!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Minnick accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Open Access PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Minnick has admitting privileges

Palms West Hospital
13001 Southern Blvd
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
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Wellington Regional Medical Center
10101 Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414
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Good Samaritan Medical Center
1309 N Flagler Dr
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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