Tara Denke MD
“I want my patients to feel they can count on me to be honest with them through the good times and the bad.”
About Dr. Tara Denke
Joined the Mankato Clinic in 2009.
“I truly enjoy how women’s health allows for meaningful relationships to develop over a lifetime and I feel fortunate that I can have an impact in the lives of my patients through those relationships.”
Personal Information & Interests
Beyond being a physician at the Mankato Clinic, Dr. Denke has an active social life. She is a wife and mother of two boys. She is a lifelong equestrian and competes in dressage with her horse, Luna. She enjoys gardening, camping and boating. She loves Friday movie night with her boys, husband and their snuggly Boston terrier, Otis.
Expertise & Clinical Interests
Dr. Tara Denke believes in a direct, caring approach with her patients. She believes in presenting information honestly and guiding women to make informed decisions that best suit their needs.
Dr. Denke’s surgical interests include minimally invasive surgery. This includes operative laparoscopy, operative hysteroscopy, laparoscopic, vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy, and vNOTES hysterectomies and procedures. The vNOTES surgical method can offer women a faster recovery with less pain and no visible scars. Her clinical focus includes uncomplicated and high risk obstetrics, and comprehensive care for women of all ages.
- Medical Degree
- University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD
- Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- Board Certification(s)
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
EnglishInterpreter services available.
THRIVE Exercise and Pregnancy
THRIVE Preparing for Pregnancy
THRIVE Preventative Exams for Women
Dr Denke was amazing. She listened to my long list of medical issues/concerns and addressed each of them. She created a plan of how to proceed for each and some secondary plans for next steps after that. She made me feel hopeful that I was started down the right path to getting answers and feeling better. She took her time and I felt listened to and cared for when I left.