AALFA Staff

Dr. Paul SpencerDr. Paul J. Spencer, D.O.

Education, Training and Certifications:

  • Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 1986
  • Internship in General Practice: Richmond Heights General Hospital 1987
  • Residency in Family Medicine: University of Minnesota 1990
  • Certification: American Board of Family Medicine 1990

Further clarification: Dr. Spencer is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; in addition to full medical training, he has studied musclo-skeletal (joints, neck, back) medicine.  In addition, he is board certified in Family Medicine after training at the University of Minnesota.

Personal Profile

I have practiced family medicine in the east metro area since 1990. I became president and owner of AALFA Family Clinic in 1996. Spending time with my wife and six children is my greatest joy in life.

I enjoy the broad range of family medicine and the opportunity to get to know my patients and their families.  The areas of the practice that I find most enjoyable include pediatrics, obstetrics, infertility, and sports medicine. 

Professional Associations:

  • Clinical Associate Professor: University of Minnesota Medical School
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Certified Medical Consultant for Natural Family Planning
  • Member American Academy N.F.P

Dr. Mary M. Paquette, M.D. Dr. Mary Paquette

Education, Training and Certifications:

  • Medical School: University of Minnesota 1993
  • Residency in Family Medicine: HealthSpan Family Medicine Program 1996
  • Certification: American Board of Family Practice

Personal Profile

I am a family physician with OB who has practiced in the St. Paul area since 1996.  I joined AALFA Family Clinic in 2000.  My husband and I work opposite days, so we may share in the care of our four children.  I strive to provide the full range of family medicine, including obstetrics.  My practice is particularly focused on the care of women and children.  A significant portion of my practice focuses on infertility, recurring miscarriage, and abnormal cycle management.

Professional Associations:

  • American Academy of Family Practice
  • Certified Medical Consultant for Natural Family Planning
  • Catholic Medical Association

Dr. Matthew PaquetteDr. Matthew J. Paquette, M.D.

Education, Training and Certifications:

  • Medical School: University of Minnesota 1992
  • Residency in Internal Medicine: Abbott-Northwestern Hospital 1995
  • Chief Resident: Abbott-Northwestern Hospital 1995-96
  • Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Personal Profile

I have practiced Internal Medicine in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area since 1996. From Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, I moved to AALFA Family Clinic in 2001. Married to Mary Paquette, M.D., father of four children; family and faith are important anchors in my life.

I enjoy a broad range of practice in Internal Medicine.

Professional Associations:

  • American College of Physicians

Dr. Kathleen KobbermannDr. Kathleen Kobbermann, M.D.

Education, Training and Certifications:

  • Medical School: University of Minnesota, 1998
  • Residency: University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Family Practice, 2001
  • Certification: American Board of Family Medicine 2002

Personal Profile

I specialize in family practice medicine including obestetrics. From 2001-2008, I practiced in New Ulm, Minnesota in a multi-speciality group. I joined AALFA Family Clinic in December, 2008.   As a physician, I enjoy taking care of families and providing a wide range of care at every stage of life.  I have special interests in the care of women and children, obstetrics, infertility and abnormal cycle management.

Away from the clinic, I enjoy family life with my husband and our five children. 

Professional Associations:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Trained Medical Consultant in Natural Family Planning
  • American Academy Fertility Care Providers
  • Catholic Medical Association

Cheryl McKee, PACheryl McKee, PA-C, MPAS

Education, Training and Certifications:

  • Professional Education: Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College 2004
  • NCCPA - National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Creighton Model Fertility Care System – Certified Practitioner & Medical Consultant

Personal Profile

I have been serving patients and their families as part of the healthcare team at AALFA Family Clinic since the fall of 2004.  My specialty is Family Medicine.  As a P.A., I take thorough histories, perform physical exams, interpret lab test results, prescribe treatments and educate my patients.  I collaborate closely with my supervising physician and refer to specialists as needed to provide the best care to my patients. I find it rewarding to work with woman who struggle with infertility, PMS, irregular menstrual cycles, repetitive miscarriage and polycysitc ovarian disease.  I also provide care in the areas of well-child checks, diabetes care and simple office procedures.

My husband, Mark, and I with our three children live in St. Paul.  We are active participants in our parish and a lay Catholic community in West St. Paul.  For fun, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, going on walks, hiking, camping and gardening.

Professional Associations:

  • American Academy of Physicians Assistants
  • Minnesota Academy of Physicians Assistants

Dr. Matthew AndersonDr. Matthew Anderson, M.D., OB/GYN

Education, Training and Certifications:

  • Medical School: University of South Dakota School of Medicine, 1978
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 1982
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1984

Personal Profile

I was in private OB/GYN practice in Burlington, Iowa for 22 years. In 2003, my wife and I moved to Minnesota to be nearer to 3 of our 4 children and 10 of our now 14 grandchildren. I joined AALFA in December, 2010 and now practice OB/GYN here. I work at the St. John's and St. Joseph's hospitals for inpatient obstetric and gynecologic care. I provide a full range of OB/GYN care including high risk obstetrics, infertility, laparoscopy, vaginal surgery and soon, tubal ligation reversals. I also provide all manner of outpatient gynecology. Obstetrics and gynecology is my calling from God and a profession I love.

I cherish the life-affirming focus of AALFA and am glad to be included with the doctors at AALFA.

Professional Associations:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Prolife Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Hippocratic Registry of Physicians