Dr. Hanson was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He grew up playing any sport he could find, and this gave him his first exposure to the world of sports medicine. He attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities before going on to medical school at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed Family Medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then returned to Minneapolis to complete a one-year Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Minnesota where he enjoyed working closely with high school, college, and professional athletes around the Twin Cities.
During fellowship at University of Minnesota, Dr. Hanson was fortunate to experience a broad range of sports medicine training including caring for high school athletes at the Academy of Holy Angels as well as Division 1 athletes at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. In addition, he was able to gain experience with professional athletes, working closely with the Minnesota Twins organization and the St. Paul Saints.
In his free time, Dr. Hanson enjoys spending time with friends and family including his two young children, playing golf and finding pick-up basketball games.
Bone stress injuries
Spine and neck care
Ultrasound guided therapeutic injections
Use of diagnostic ultrasound
Board Certified, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Primary Care Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Minnesota
Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine
Head Team Physician, University of St. Thomas (2021 – Present)
Covering Physician, St. Paul Saints (2021 – Present)
Team Physician, University of Minnesota (2021 – 2022)
Head Team Physician, Academy of Holy Angels (2021 – 2022)
Covering Physician, Minnesota Magicians Hockey (2021 – 2002)
Co-Medical Director/Covering Physician, Roy Griak Invitational (2021)
Covering Physician, Medtronic Minneapolis Marathon (2021)
Covering Physician and Junior Faculty, USA Cup (2021)
Team Physician, Edgewood High School, Varsity Football (2019 – 2021)
Volunteer Provider, North Minneapolis High School Varsity Football (2018)
Volunteer Provider, Friday Night Lights Postgame Urgent Care (2017)
September 7, 2023
My ankle bothered me for several years. Then I saw Dr. Hanson who quickly diagnosed the problem and treated it immediately with an injection. The injection worked and Dr. Hanson is a rock star. He has great bed side manner and carefully explained what needed to be done for my ankle. I am pretty savvy when it comes to selecting my doctors. On a scale of 1 to 10, Dr. Hanson is an 11. I highly recommend Dr. Hanson to anyone dealing with a lingering ankle issue.
Michael really knew what he was doing, and I felt confident that he could get me back to playing lacrosse in no time. He explained everything to me and continued to motivate me. I had exertion, ocular, and vestibular intolerance issues and knew it would be a longer process, but I had no doubt in the world that Michael could get me back to lacrosse stronger than before.
My goal was to play at least one lacrosse game during the spring season. With the help of Michael and Dr. Trent Cole, who partnered with him on my vision therapy, I was able to play in the last game of the season. I scored two goals, had an assist, and helped my team win the game. Thank you to everyone at TCO for helping me!
June 29, 2023
Sending a big thank you to Dr. Parker Hanson for the cortisone shot he gave me. I saw him recently for my extremely painful osteoarthritis flare, but initially decided to wait because: 1) I was hoping it would clear up sooner than later and 2) because I have severe needle phobia, due to an emergency surgery when I was younger. He reassured me that he had done thousands of these and he was very good at it. I told him I would be the judge of that. I can’t say it was completely painless (or terrifying) but he did a great job and I was so sorry I had suffered for 4 weeks because of fear. Thanks, Dr. Hanson!
January 10, 2023
Dr. Parker Hanson and his staff did an excellent job helping me overcome a frozen shoulder. He worked efficiently and methodically at diagnosing the problem in a single session. He performed tests to rule out other causes (like tears and fractures) and aligned the treatment with the root cause of my pain, which ended up being a freezing shoulder. After the diagnosis and one additional visit, he efficiently conducted an outpatient procedure, which dramatically reduced the overall time spent regaining mobility in my frozen shoulder. Having previously gone through a frozen shoulder experience, which lasted many months, I can say Dr. Hanson’s treatment method has sped up my overall recovery time.