SPONSORED POST – Dr. Noah Retka, Hutchinson Health’s newest family medicine physician, loves helping families get well and stay well.
He and his wife both grew up in rural Minnesota and are happy to return to a rural lifestyle. They have two young children and are excited to raise their family here.
In his free time, Retka enjoys working on home improvement projects, wood working, and being outdoors.
Retka studied chemistry at St John’s University. He was then a laboratory technician at the Mayo Clinic for a number of years. Seeking challenge, he attended medical school at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. He participated in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP), spending the third year of medical school in Duluth. He then did his residency in family medicine in St Cloud.
Retka enjoys caring for patients of all ages. He does many in-office procedures, including vasectomies, joint injections, skin biopsies, IUD placement/removal, and Nexplanon placement/removal. Wellness exams for patients of all ages, as well as sports physicals, are some of the many aspects of his practice. He has also been working in Urgent Care.
“I chose family medicine for the breadth and variety,” he said. “I enjoy caring for all members of the family and believe that an awareness of family relationships leads to more comprehensive care. My philosophy is that patients are best served by being active participants in their care and that my role is to make recommendations to help my patients reach their goals; I am not here to nag, but want my patients to understand the recommendations that we make.”
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