Get to Know: Dr. Donna Block
The founder and visionary of Clinic Sofia, Dr. Donna Block simply wanted “to provide women with nurturing care in a supportive environment” – something that continues to guide Clinic Sofia’s staff in everything we do today. Since 2004, she has worked to provide a better healthcare experience for women across the Twin Cities, serving, connecting and caring for them throughout every stage of life. Here are some fun facts about Dr. Block. Family: I have two adult daughters who I frequently visit in North Carolina and am eagerly anticipating the birth of my first grandchild later this year! Best advice you’ve given to your daughters? To take care of themselves physically and emotionally, to find and follow their passion, and to really embrace and enjoy life. Where would we find you on a Saturday? Taking care of myself, exercising or getting a manicure.
Favorite thing to do on a Minnesota spring day: I love being outdoors, running and walking the lakes and being able to open the door and not have to worry about what you have on your feet or your head. I also love the renewed growth and the sunlight. If you weren’t a doctor… I always wanted to be a Rockette, but I wasn’t tall enough! Something you may not know about me… I did not start medical school until my mid-30s. After working in my first career as a trained speech pathologist and audiologist, I decided to pursue medicine—what I had always wanted to do but had been discouraged to do so growing up. I completed my medical training when I was 39, and I went on to get my MBA after that. I am proof that it is never to late to pursue your passion!