Steven R. Mattson, M.D. is a board certified internist and pediatrician. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, he received his medical degree from Michigan State University and completed his residency at MAYO Graduate School of Medicine and the University of North Dakota Affiliated Hospitals. He has practiced in Minot since 1988. Mattson is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.
Internal medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. An internist cares for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching or research. They are especially skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes.
Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The age limit of such patients ranges from birth to 18.