The staff at Eagan Valley Pediatrics is committed to providing families with the expertise necessary to help children grow and develop into healthy adults. We are a small practice dedicated to providing personalized care.
What is Pediatric Primary Care?
Pediatricians provide regular and preventative medical care for their patients. They treat generally healthy patients that come in for management of illnesses, injuries, or long-term non-severe conditions. The primary care provider is the first point of contact for most patients. We see patients from birth to age 21.
One of the most important duties of a pediatric primary care provider is to exam, diagnose, and make referrals to specialists as the patient's condition indicates. In these cases, the primary care provider is also responsible for managing the overall care of the patient and communicating with the specialists as needed.
New Patients Welcome!
The staff at Eagan Valley Pediatrics invites new families to arrange a complimentary meeting with one of our providers! We welcome all new families. Our providers see newborns who have been delivered at a variety of local hospitals.
We believe that children should be immunized. In an effort to protect our patients and the community, we are no longer accepting new families that choose not to immunize their children.
Please call with questions:
James E. Dufort
Dr. Dufort received a Bachelor's degree in Biology
and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He did his internship and residency at the University of Colorado and a fellowship
in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's
Hospitals and Clinics-St. Paul. Dr. Dufort is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is married with 3 children
and 1 grandson. His interests include cycling, taekwondo, and spending time with his family.
Anna completed her undergraduate degree at St. Mary's University
in Winona, MN and her Master's in Nursing at Vanderbilt University in
Nashville, TN. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification
board. Outside of work; Anna enjoys running, sailing, and playing tennis.
Barb completed her undergraduate degree at Washburn University in Topeka, KS and her Master's degree in Nursing at University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Barb is married to her husband Jim, and they have 2 adult sons. She enjoys spending time at their cabin where she loves paddle boarding, water skiing, and spending time with her family.
Andrea completed her undergraduate degree at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI and her Master's degree in Nursing at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Andrea is married and the mother of 4 children. She loves spending her free time attending concerts, traveling, and hiking.
Additional Staff Info
Dr. Dufort sees newborn babies and children at United Hospital and Children's Hospital. We welcome all new babies from any hospital.
Our receptionists, Cathy, D'Andra, Melissa, and Jean will happily make your appointments and greet you when you arrive.
Our fantastic Medical Assistants are Ann, Tabitha, Olivia, Heather, and Lorilyn. Not only do they assist our providers in caring for your children while in the clinic, they are also available to answer your questions and take your phone calls when you are worried at home.
Shelley and Trish in our business office submit charges to your insurance carrier, answer billing questions, assist in making referrals, and are here to answer your questions about insurance plans.
Shelley can be reached at 952.997.5694 and Trish can be reached at 952.997.5698.
When our office is closed, skilled nurses at Children's Triage Service will answer your call regarding your child's health concerns. Also, one of our providers is always available 24 hours a day.
Please call 952.432.4373
For after-hours medical concerns
Congratulations to Dr. Dufort for once again being named a Top Doctor by
the MPLS/St. Paul Magazine!
"We've followed Dr DuFort prior to his opening Eagan Valley Pediatrics. We have 5 children, and would not even consider any of them seeing another Dr. He has a very caring and professional staff. Even his referrals are chosen for the best of care. Thank you for the many years of care and for the few yet to come."
"Dr. Jim AND CPNPs are wonderful! They take the time to properly diagnose children. They are always up on the latest research. Highly regarded clinic by hosp staff we frequent. Specialists speak highly of the doctoring and empathy that is delivered by the team.
They have always gone above and beyond for our family. Even if I don't see the same practitioner for the same illness the staff is so well informed and trained that the continuity of care is exceptional. No worries going here. Bring your complicated cases, special needs and the typical childhood needs here as you will be treated well."
"I cannot imagine taking my children any where else. Eagan Valley Peds has the the best medical staff in the area they do not stop until the know what is wrong with your child. You feel like family when you are there not just another number like at other practices. Choosing Eagan Valley Peds is the right choice. I know it was for my three children!!"
"Dr. Dufort is wonderful with children and has helped with many questions we have had regarding our 18 month old son."
"I have been going there for a year now, and they are just fabulous!!! We see Anna, Dr. dufort and they are just awesome! I would tell everyone to go here!"
"Highly recommend! Every visit we are welcomed by a friendly staff and a clean and inviting waiting room. Dr. Dufort, the nurse practitioners and nurses all go above and beyond to ensure that every patient is comfortable, happy, and properly cared for. It is evident that everyone on the team cares! Every experience I've had with this clinic has been wonderful."
"The Dr and the staff have been amazing. Not only for the care of my children, but for the interests and well being of their mother as well. They continue to go above and beyond for their patients. They order in special shots for my child that they don't have to do for any other patient. I have found them to be kind and generous with their time and attention. I would highly recommend this clinic."
14135 Cedar Avenue S, Suite 100
Apple Valley MN 55124
Monday: 9:00 am-7 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-6 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-6 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-6 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-12 pm
We begin answering phones Mon-Fri at 8:00 am and Saturday at 8:30 am.
If you need medical assistance after hours, please call 952-432-4373 to reach our answering service. If you have a medical emergency call 911.