About Kai Shin Clinic

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Our History

Kai Shin Clinic was started by Dr. Alana Sasaki in 2016, shortly after she finished her medical residency. “I recall not wanting to open a clinic at the time. After studying so long to become a physician, a career at a hospital was more than satisfying. I did not want to then move forward with adding more work on and opening a private practice. The thought was daunting.”

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Disrupting the Status Quo

Despite Dr. Sasaki’s reluctance, thoughts of opening a clinic persisted, “Sometimes in life, there are recurrent themes. I am a firm believer in this, and the words and theme that kept echoing in my mind over and over again were ‘start a private practice.’ I tried to ignore it because it seemed like too big of a task. But with the passing of Minnesota music legend Prince in the spring of 2016, it became clear that addiction medicine services were desperately needed. People needing help were not able to readily get it.”

The launch of Kai Shin Clinic came in June 2016, with the goal being to disrupt the way addiction medicine services were delivered, making them more provider-driven, with access more readily available to those that need it.

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Tremendous Growth

Since 2016, the clinic has grown from a small part-time private clinic seeing patients out of Roseville in a 500 square foot office, to now servicing 10,000 patients across the metro. We have a partnership with Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge and North Star Regional.  We have four main locations , 777 Raymond, 1919 University, 7831 Glenroy, 5th Street, and 2550 University, with an additional 12 satellite locations. We have grown from a team of 2 employees to over 65 employees.

Our Specialists Set Us Apart.

The Kai Shin Clinic team works together, utilizing one another's specialized skills to serve our patients best. Learn more about our team.